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

701. Innervisions – Stevie Wonder

Brief Background: Innervisions was recorded at the Recorded Plant and released in August 1973. As with Talking Book, most of the album was written, produced and performed by Wonder.

What I think: I’m really tired today and as I started listening to this album I thought, “Maybe I should skip this today, I’m just not in to it.” It just seemed like it wasn’t fair to the album. Well I stuck with it and by time “Living for the City” started I really started to feel it and that really stuck through the most of the  album and I really enjoyed it, and my mood really brightened. That’s what music is for right, even if the subject matter isn’t poppy and cheerful. That being said, I don’t think it has the highs that Talking Book had. The song “Visions” is a bit lacking to me and  “All is Fair in Love” seems too sentimental, but there is some great stuff here. I particularity liked “Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing” (which it seems I may have only previously heard as a commercial), the clavinet on “Higher Ground” and poppy, but stinging political message of “He’s Misstra Know-It-All”.

Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I do agree that this should be here it’s not his peak but, still very good.

Rating (Out of 5): 4

Innervisions Amazon Review (Out of 5): 5

Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (231/301)

Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 77%

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