I’m continuing with my attempt to listen to albums from Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Here’s an update of what I’ve listened to (and have stopped listening to) so far:
I’ve listened to a few more albums from Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Albums of All time in the past couple of days – “Catch a Fire” by The Wailers, “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye, “Innervisions” by Stevie Wonder, “Highway 61 Revisited” by Bob Dylan and “Exile on Main Street” by The Rolling Stones. Three of those are in the top 10 – which means I have only one more to go to be able to say I’ve checked off the top 10!
Catch a Fire, The Wailers (1973)
The album image pretty much says it all – smooth, chill reggae. Everything you’d come to expect out of the reggae legends Bob Marley and Peter Tosh (et al). Great soundtrack for playing our board game “Pirate Republic!” Fourth studio album by the Wailers. “Stir it Up” is probably one of my favorite tracks, even if it is “putting the moves on a lady” music!
What’s going on, Marvin Gaye – (1971)
Very enjoyable listen. Sad to not think about Marvin Gaye being among so many singers who died before their time (much like Peter Tosh and Bob Marley). Can’t think of a track that stood out to me in particular on this 11th studeio album by Mr. Gaye.
Innervisions, Stevie Wonder (1973)
I wasn’t sure I’d like this one at first, but it managed to pull me in! This is the 16th studio album by Stevie Wonder – my favorite track would have to be “Living For The City.” A very stream of consciousness cautionary tale (and it sounds cool, too)!
Exile on Main street, The Rolling STones (1972)
Another enjoyable listen, great background music for household chores. Dirty, gritty blues-influenced stuff. This is the band’s 10th studio album. None of their biggest hits you probably think of when you think of The Rolling Stones are on this album (at least not for me, anyway). Great album – nothing objectionable about it!
Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan (1965)
My mom worshipped Bob Dylan when she was a teenager. And while I can see the appeal, I’m gonna be honest…I can really only take so much of Mr. Dylan’s voice! This is his sixth studio album, and “Like a Rolling Stone” is probably the best known track on it. Do you know of anyone you’d like the lyrics to speak to/about? Someone too big for their britches, too spoiled, someone who sorely needs a comeuppance? I’m sure you do!