My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: There’s No Place Like America Today is Mayfield’s eighth solo album and was released in May of 1975.
What I think: If you read my post on Mayfield’s Superfly, you’ll know I wasn’t a fan of his falsetto/high register singing. Unfortunately, that still stands with this album, I just don’t like it and I see two reasons that is really a shame. One is that the music behind the vocals is stellar. It various from great Soul in “So In Love” to the hard Funk of “Billy Jack” and at times was able to pull me in despite the vocals. The second reason is that this is a bit of an underdog album. Most of these in 1975 have been huge sellers and this can get by on the merit of just being a great album.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I think it should be here. I don’t like it personally, but that’s okay.
Rating (Out of 5) 2
There’s No Place Like America Today Amazon Rating(Out of 5):4.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (278/356)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 78%