Monday, September 30, 2013

The Magical Mystery Listening Tour: Day 5

After taking the weekend off, I'm back at it today!

Steely Dan - aja
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
Jimi Hendrix - Albert Hall Experience
Semisonic - All About Chemistry
Pete Townshend - All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
The Lovin' Spoonful - All the Best of the Lovin' Spoonful

The Steely Dan and Bowie albums are legendary, rightfully hailed as classics and it's always nice to hear them again. They're loaded with classic songs and should be in any serious music listeners library. The Hendrix show is live from London in early 1969 and is one of the final concerts the original Experience lineup performed, and the final one in the UK. It's got some blistering cuts, and overall is an excellent show. Semisonic's final album is a pure pop confection that is candy for the ears, and I love it. They were a great power pop band, believe it or not, and I really enjoy listening to them. I even saw them in concert when they were touring this album, and it was a fantastic show. Pete Townshend's 2nd solo album is as brilliant as his first (Empty Glass), especially as I get older and can appreciate some of the lyrics more (especially Slit Skirts).  The final album of the day is a greatest hits album by the Lovin' Spoonful. Some classics on there, like Summer in the City, Daydream, Do You Believe in Magic, and Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?

Overall, a pretty varied and enjoyable mix today!

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