Devongreenowl wrote: Don’t know what most of PASOTI have been doing during lockdown, but right at the beginning I decided I was going to spend some time properly listening to some classic albums.
I am a bit of a vinyl nerd and am fortunate enough to have an extensive collection from the 60's to the present day. I decided to start listening to stuff from the 60's/70's first and several weeks in I have only just started on the 80's. My only rule has been that the album must feature in the 1001 albums you must hear before you die book.
I’m almost embarrassed to admit I’ve listened to about 60 albums and done very little DIY!
Albums range from Beatles Abbey Road, Lou Reed Transformer, Dylan Blood on the Tracks, Springsteen Born to Run. As I type this, I’m listening to The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead.
So my question is if you had to choose one classic Album to listen to for the last time, what would it be?
Sorry, seen this thread late (been off this site for a while).
I've done the 1,001... album challenge, except I was so much of a nerd that, at the time (this was back in November 2010) I made a list of all the changes in the previous editions, so it started off being 1,024 albums (IIR). My only goal was to listen to them all within a calendar year.
Which I did.
It wasn't easy - Spotify's catalogue wasn't massive at the time and Napster was better - but not perfect. But between my own album collection (I had over 100 of the albums in my own collection), Napster, YouTube, the now defunct Grooveshark (that was a good streaming service) and other, er, less legal streaming methods, I completed the challenge.
Except I didn't stop there. My addictive brain demanded I create a spreadsheet so I had a date when I listened to each album - even gave each album an out of five
rating, but I continued listing every album I ever listen to. For various reasons (marriage, fatherhood, health reasons) my listening rate has dropped but I'm currently listening to album 6,590 since November 2010 (Richard Thompson's Dream Attic
). I'm hoping to get to 7,000 by November 2020...