#31 Meyer Hawthorne...Where does this door go?

Release date 2013.   This album was recommended to me by my friend Mike V. This is some smooth, blue eyed soul pop. Smooth being the key word. Farrel Williams produces some of the songs. That should tell you how slick it is. In fact, sometimes...

#30 Rolling Stones...Out of our heads.

Release date 1965.   Back in 1965 albums were not as important as the single. People really didn't start buying albums until the late 60's. Consequently most albums had a couple of hits, and the rest of the album was filled with throw away...

#29 Jefferson Starship...Dragonfly

Release date 1974   Paul Kantner died yesterday so I am listening to a lot of Jefferson starship today. For some reason I always liked Jefferson Starship better than the Airplane. I feel like they really found their identity as a great jam band...

#28 Alabama Shakes...Sound and Color

Release date 2015   I really want to love this album. The band is so dynamic live, and I love most of the songs I have seen the perform live on TV. However I can only like this album.    Alabama Shakes needs to be careful not to be this...

#27 Buddy Holly..Buddy Holly

Release date 1958   The originator of the 3 guitar sound. He was one of the very few of that era who wrote most of his own songs. Listen to a song like Words of Love, and you here the jangle guitar sound of the Beatles, and many, many others all...

#26 Foster the People...Torches

Release date 2011   This album/band has been on my radar for a few years. Every time I hear one of their songs, or see them on TV I like it.    I listened to it three times today because it's not the type of music my ear is used to...

#25 Neil Young...Harvest Moon

Release date 1992   Neil Young was my favorite solo artist coming out of the 70's. Then in the 80's he made a bunch of bad, experimental albums. I had written him off. Then his first album in the 90's he made a record with crazy horse. It was...

#24 Red Hot Chili Peppers..I'm with you.

Release date 2011   I have resisted listening to this album because it didn't have the great John Frusciante on guitar. I went to see them on the tour for this record, and I really wasn't happy with the show, or the new guy. However......I was...

#23 The Rolling Stones...Now

Release date 1965   I am listening to one Rolling Stones album every Saturday until I have heard every Stones album.    This is the 3rd Stones album. It's the best of the 3. Once again it's mainly cover songs. This time the covers are...

#22 the Time...Ice Cream Castle

Release date 1984   Listening to this record brought me back to dancing in the club at the Omaha Brewery. The DJ always played either the Bird, or Jungle Love as the last song of the night. We always left that place a sweaty mess. Great times....

#21 Rush.. Moving Pictures

Release date 1981   When I was a Senior in High School I had an AM\FM alarm clock. I had it set so Otis XII, and Diver Dan Doomey would wake me up in the morning. Back in those days the DJ's mostly played music, and then talked for a short time...

#20 The Kooks..Junk of the Heart

Release date 2011   The Kooks are a really great pop rock band. They fall some place between the Beatles, and the Monkeys. Some of their songs are so great, and genuine. Some of the songs sound like they are working too hard to force a certain...

#18 The Eagles..On the Border

Release date 1974.   Glen Frey died yesterday, so I am listening to the Eagles today.   I have never listened to this entire album, and I wanted hear some new to me stuff. The Eagles were in a transition period while making this record....

#17 Tom Petty.. Hard Promises

Release date 1981.   I am loving listening to these old gems from start to finish again.   This is a solid record. Solid band great songs. All of the Heartbreakers are great musicians, however none of the really show off, or try to...

#15 R.E.M. ....Chronic Town

Release date 1982   I am on vacation in Disneworld, so I chose a brief record, and my thoughts may be brief.   REM is my favorite band from the Eighties. The band was rushed into the studio to put this EP together after the success of...

#16 Rolling Stones.. 12x5

Release date 1964.   This is the Stones second album. Although it had a couple of original hits that foreshadowed what was to come. This album overall has the feeling of a rush job. As if the record company was on their ass to follow up the...

#15 Greatful Dead..American Beauty

Release date 1970   Great album cover.......   This is only the second Dead album I have ever listened to all the way through. I have neither liked, nor disliked the Dead. If it comes on the radio I don't change the channel, and I don't...

#14 The English Beat... Special Beat Services

Release date 1982   This was the second English Beat album I owned. "Just can't stop it", Which is the bands first album is one of my favorite albums from the Eighties. This record is very good, but it is much more slick than the previous album....

#13 The Mavericks..Mono

Released 2013   Part Country crooner. Part Zydeco. Part Ska. Part Rockabilly. Entirely a great band.    I'm not sure why these guys aren't a bigger deal. These guys have been getting heavy rotation in my headphones for the last few years. ...

#12 The Cars

Release date 1978.   In 1978 I was 15. My 17 year old neighbor asked me if I wanted to come over to his friends house, and listen to a new album by somebody called the Cars. I went. When we got there Kevin Caniglia introduced himself, and took...

#11 David Bowie..Black Star

Released 2016   This album has been making noise on social media all week. I was planning on making it one of my listens this week. The news of Bowie's death this morning prompted me to listen today.   This is a dark album. Maybe it...

#10 The Shins..Wincing the Night Away

Release date 2007   The Shins were formed as a band to try to explore 3 minute pop songs. I love a great 3 minute pop song. After all, that is what the Beatles did.    This record has a lush, layered sound. Beautiful sound. The Lyrics are...

#9 Rolling Stones (first album)

Released 1964 I am going to listen to all of the Stones albums in chronological order. One album per week.   This is a record filled with the type of music these guys were listening to at the time. It's all cover songs except one. It's mostly...

#8 Stray Cats..Built for Speed

Release date 1982   For my money the best Rockabilly band of that era. Brian Setzer at his best. It's a light, easy listen. Ear candy.    My rating 3 out of 5

#7 Buckingham Nicks

Release date 1974   When I was a teenager I would walk up to Homers Records in Bel Air on 120th and Center 2, or 3 times a week. I bought one album per week with my hard earned paperboy money. I worked hard for that money so I couldn't spend it...