1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

715. Paris 1919 – John Cale


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%


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