Listening Log: Monday, February 15th 2010

CBS 1977, Epic 1979

Album of the Day: The Clash The Clash

I was about an hour away from getting done with a long day of work when this album came on. My boss ragged on me about how he didn’t like it. I told him he just doesn’t like punk rock, and that it’s ok–I told him he would be just fine listening to Bonnie Raitt and Phil Collins the rest of his life. He would never know what he was missing.

Albums to Revisit:

Astralwerks 2004

The Concretes The Concretes

I like some of the Concretes’ tunes, but haven’t really been able to get excited about them just yet. It feels like a record that will do more for me after a few listens.

Phillips Records 1968

Blue Cheer Vincebus Eruptum

Blue Cheer is amazing–the guitar work is particularly intriguing, and their cover of “Summertime Blues” is awe-inspiring. But, a lot of this record seems a little blues jammy. I’d like to come back to it later, though.

Total Albums Heard Today: 15

Leonard Cohen “Songs from a Room” ***
Soul Asylum “Clam Dip and Other Delights” EP ***1/2
Grand Funk Railroad “We’re an American Band” **1/2
Brian Wilson “SMiLE” ****1/2
The Concretes “The Concretes” **1/2
Neil Young “Freedom” ***1/2
Redd Kross “Show World” ***1/2
PJ Harvey “Uh Huh Her” ***
Camera Obscura “Let’s Get Out of This Country” ****
Blue Cheer “Vincebus Eruptum” ***1/2
The Twilight Singers “Blackberry Belle” ****
The Clash “The Clash” *****
Thin White Rope “Sack Full of Silver” ****
The Raveonettes “Lust Lust Lust” ****
The Good Life “Album of the Year” ***

Rating Key
***** Classic
**** Awesome
*** Good
** So-So
* Nope

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