66. Paul Simon – Graceland 1/25
1986. Admittedly I haven’t spent much time with the deep cuts on this album.
i know what i know. The title track Graceland, You Can Call Me Al, and Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes are all classic. After this listen I became more aware of all these tracks I hadn’t heard that many times before. I like. Didn’t jot much down when I listened and as you can see I’m days behind even posting this but… Diamonds on the souls of your shoes will lose your walkin blues. Angels in the architecture. I have no opinion about that.
67. The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed 1/25
1969. Gimme Shelter, Let It Bleed, Monkey Man, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, etc etc. I’ve never been the hugest Rolling Stones man, I’m more of a Beatles kinda guy, but this album literally just drips of blood. It’s a shot away. Maybe I really need to spend some time reacquainting myself with the Stones and their discography. Like all Stones’ albums, I’m probably more familiar than I realize.
68. Rusted Root – When I Woke 1/25
1994. This is one of those high school/college albums that I listened to a hundred times then and maybe 3 times since. I used a lot of these tracks during my radio show in college either as lead ins, fillers, or transitions to a different section of the show. There’s some really good songs on this disc, Send Me On My Way, Cruel Sun, Cat Turned Blue, Beautiful People, Lost In A Crowd. It’s just not something I put on all that often these days.
69. Beirut – The Flying Club Cup 1/28
Released in 2007. Added to my library in 2008. Weird, took me until now to realize my tracks were really mislabeled and not number so they never played in order until now. Nantes was labeled correctly and I’ve played that 34 times now. By far the most out of these tracks. I really like Beirut and I like this album a lot. A thanks again to Jeremy Sossei for introducing me to this band. It’s been a long time, long time now. Since I’ve seen you smile. — Nobody raise their voices /.. Just a very pretty pretty island. Once an island. Forks and knives in a hospital bed where I turn my life over again. It’s been a long time.
70. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited 1/28
Once upon a time, then you. How does it feel?? Like a complete unknown. Like a Rolling Stone. You say you never compromise, now you realize. Do you want to make a deal? I am in the kitchen with those tombstone blues. You should be made to wear earphones. Something’s happening and you don’t know what it is, do you Mr Jones? Not unless you mail these letters from desolation road.
71. Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run 1/29
1975. Wow I guess I didn’t realize this album is that old. Like the Stones, I’m not the hugest Bruce fan. But I definitely respect the heck out of what he’s done and who he is. This album is great. It just rocks from top to bottom.