Week ending 19th Feb 2017
Every week I listen to lots of albums - on average three or four a day. Once a week, roughly about this time (i.e. the weekend), I will note the ten albums that have impressed me the most. Usually, they will have impressed me positively; but not necessarily.
I may not make much commentary, if any. Although discussion in the comments is encouraged.
Doris Duke - I'm a Loser
Top notch Southern Soul. I'll never get tired of Swamp Dogg's production on the opener 'He's Gone'
John Cale - Fragments of a Rainy Season
Very different to the other live album I have of Cale ('Sabotage'); much more low key - just him and a piano. Intimate but I am not sure I prefer it...
The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
Dion - Dion
Come for the weird-ass version of Hendrix's 'Purple Haze', stay for the quality sixties troubadour-ing.
Abba - Voulez Vous
The last great Abba album and their most Disco.
Lloyd Cole & the Commotions - Mainstream
The Impressions - This is My Country
See my post on Curtis Mayfield! This is a great example of why Curtis is genius.
Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night
Lovely, early Asylum era Waits. The title track is one my very favourites.
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
One day I will write a list of things to demonstrate why Grace Jones is amazing. In the mean time, we'll just have to admit to ourselves that a week in which I listen to a Grace Jones album is likely to be a week that she appears in a list like this.
Deaf School - 2nd Honeymoon
This is sort of silly, but irresistible.