My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Paris 1919 was recorded in Los Angeles and released in March of 1973.
What I think: This being a John Cale album, I was expecting something really avant-garde and experimental. I first started listening and thought, “ok, I guess we get singer-songwriter stuff instead”. The album really didn’t click with me until “Andalucia”, but when it did it was in a big way. The album is a great piece of barouque pop rock and is simply beautiful. Well… the music is, I have a feeling if I learned the lyrics the feeling wouldn’t be quite as joyful. “Andalucia” and “Paris 1919” are tracks for the ages, but really everything here is great. I highly advise you take a listen.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? It’s a keeper, another one that reminds me why I’m listening to all of these albums.
Rating (Out of 5): 4.5
Paris 1919 Amazon Review (Out of 5): 4.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (220/287)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 77%