Re: The Music Project (week fifteen)
Edited by board administrator September 20, 2021, 11:42 am
Metallica - Ride the Lightning: the first album I bought with my own money (had to sneak it home so my Christian conservative parents wouldn't find out. Thankfully baggy pants with deep pockets were in fashion, though Lord knows what they'd have done if they found my copy of Kill 'em All!) Actually I found a copy at a pawn shop like ten years ago but never played it. I really ought to relisten to the first four albums, or really all their albums, but just the '80s stuff especially since I haven't heard any of it since before I bought Death Magnetic. IIRC "Trapped Under Ice" and the poppier "Escape" were nothing special, but everything else is amazing.
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells: would have taken top honors but the Metallica has nostalgia on its side, plus the second side is kind of weak and, like the other two of his early albums (probably other three), it doesn't really work if not on vinyl.
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man: lesser than the other two, but still a killer album. If there's filler here, actually, it's well disguised. "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" is my favorite song, period, from the '60s and if not, is top-five. The rest is golden.