My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Home is where the Music is is a double album that was recorded and released in 1972. It is a mix of the Jazz and Afrobeat genres.
What I think: If you’ve been following me on this blog for a while, you know I’m really not a huge Jazz guy. Some I really can’t stand and some is just alright. The latter category is where I would put this album. I’ll give it the worst compliment a person can give a piece of music, which is that it works really well as background music. The Afrobeat element of the songs also adds some nice Soul to it. I never thought about Jazz being such a technical music, that the Soul is sort of sucked out of it. After hearing this I have, and that is something I can now see as lacking in the genre.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? It’s good, it would be a nice album to have playing at a party.
Rating (Out of 5): 3
Home is Where the Music is Amazon Review (Out of 5): 5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (199/262)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 76%