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October 5, 2020 at 5:09 am #1203760527
I started binging “Shameless” but only made it halfway through season three. Although I did like the Gallaghers, I just couldn’t continue riding along with their messed up escapades. They just wore me out, especially Lip and Fiona. It’s like they never learn so it was hard to feel sorry for them.
Today. Well, not really a binge, but I’m excited about watching “The Boys in the Band.” I’ve seen the original a few times so we’ll see – usually not a fan of remakes.September 25, 2020 at 4:00 am #1203733325
Overall, a pretty decent list. What’s Going On is just as relevant today as it was in the early 70s so I won’t argue it’s placement as number one. I still listen to that record to this day.
I know people adore Pet Sounds but it’s not a top ten album for me. Now, Blue I do adore and I am surprised by it’s top 3 slot. I would move Thriller and Born to Run into the top ten, replacing Pet Sounds and Nevermind. And Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue is definitely one of my desert island discs. Like I said, I adore Blue but I would move it to somewhere in the top twenty to make room for Kind of Blue. Tough one.
Finally, the one album that didn’t make the top 500 but belongs, even if it’s at #500, would be Cosmo’s Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Unless I overlooked it when reviewing the list, it deserves a mention.
One more finally – thank God my favorite Beatles record Abbey Road scored higher than Sgt. Pepper’s. Rubber Soul should also have been higher.
Fun way to start the morning. I do love my music.
1 | Marvin Gaye | What’s Going On | 1971
2 | The Beach Boys | Pet Sounds | 1966
3 | Joni Mitchell | Blue | 1971
4 | Stevie Wonder | Songs in the Key of Life | 1976
5 | The Beatles | Abbey Road | 1969
6 | Nirvana | Nevermind | 1991
7 | Fleetwood Mac | Rumours | 1977
8 | Prince and the Revolution | Purple Rain | 1984
9 | Bob Dylan | Blood on the Tracks | 1975
10 | Lauryn Hill | The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill | 1998
11 | The Beatles | Revolver | 1966
12 | Michael Jackson | Thriller | 1982
13 | Aretha Franklin | I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You | 1967
14 | The Rolling Stones | Exile on Main St. | 1972
15 | Public Enemy | It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back | 1988
16 | The Clash | London Calling | 1979
17 | Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy | 2010
18 | Bob Dylan | Highway 61 Revisited | 1965
19 | Kendrick Lamar | To Pimp a Butterfly | 2015
20 | Radiohead | Kid A | 2000
21 | Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run | 1975
22 | The Notorious B.I.G. | Ready to Die | 1994
23 | The Velvet Underground & Nico | The Velvet Underground & Nico | 1967
24 | The Beatles | Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band | 1967
25 | Carole King | Tapestry | 1971
26 | Patti Smith | Horses | 1975
27 | Wu-Tang Clan | Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) | 1993
28 | D’Angelo | Voodoo | 2000
29 | The Beatles | The Beatles (White Album) | 1968
30 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Are You Experienced? | 1967
31 | Miles Davis | Kind of Blue | 1959
32 | Beyoncé | Lemonade | 2016
33 | Amy Winehouse | Back to Black | 2006
34 | Stevie Wonder | Innervisions | 1973
35 | The Beatles | Rubber Soul | 1965
36 | Michael Jackson | Off the Wall | 1979
37 | Dr. Dre | The Chronic | 1992
38 | Bob Dylan | Blonde on Blonde | 1966
39 | Talking Heads | Remain in Light | 1980
40 | David Bowie | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust | 1972
41 | The Rolling Stones | Let It Bleed | 1969
42 | Radiohead | OK Computer | 1997
43 | A Tribe Called Quest | The Low End Theory | 1991
44 | Nas | Illmatic | 1994
45 | Prince | Sign O’ the Times | 1987
46 | Paul Simon | Graceland | 1986
47 | Ramones | Ramones | 1976
48 | Bob Marley and the Wailers | Legend | 1984
49 | OutKast | Aquemini | 1998
50 | Jay-Z | The Blueprint | 2001September 24, 2020 at 5:01 am #1203731456
I don’t own a television so I’m limited to shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime. I haven’t seen season six of Schitt’s Creek because it hasn’t made it to Netflix yet, but I am happy for all the wins it received whether they were deserved or not. A lot of awards are given out to undeserving winners, in my humble…
I love the series and it’s my go to when I need to laugh a bit. Happy as schitt that all four actors won their acting categories and I repeatedly watched their reactions on YouTube. Hopefully, season six will arrive on Netflix soon! I need another binge.September 24, 2020 at 4:52 am #1203731450
Visually Ratched is gorgeous. The next motel I stay at must look out over the blue, calm sea.
I just finished Ratched last night and I did enjoy the series overall – Ryan Murphy has his quirks but I like a little quirk in my life. Uneven – definitely. Entertaining – absolutely!
The performances I liked were Judy Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Sophie Okonedo (Emmy level). Paulson has been better in other roles, but she did hold her own here and I could see her getting some award recognition although if any actor gets recognized I would hope it would be Sophie Okonedo. Her character gave the series a much needed shot in the arm.
I hated when one of my favorite, although minor, characters was killed. Hated it. It just seemed unnecessary and I thought what an interesting character and storyline could have been written for Hank if there was another season. His short story broke my heart.September 20, 2020 at 7:50 am #1203720094
Cool question. Mine is Albatross by Fleetwood Mac. When listening, it feels like I’m floating across a blue, calm sea.September 18, 2020 at 3:50 pm #1203716654
Moon River or Strangers in the Night. Flipped a coin and Sinatra won.September 18, 2020 at 3:48 pm #1203716644
I came across a vinyl copy of Judy at Carnegie Hall and was obsessed with the record for like forever and a day – the first time I realized what an amazing performer Judy was and that voice! So, I picked it.
However, I would have voted for either Revolver (66) or The Beatles aka The White Album (68) were options. Sinatra in 1966 I get, but Glen Campbell over The Beatles in 1968. Ouch.September 17, 2020 at 7:20 am #1203712387
Taylor Swift – betty (Live from the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards) https://youtu.be/orXAg5dIMa8 via @YouTube
Wow. That was beautiful. She did throw me with the “go straight to hell” lyric switch, but I guess she couldn’t say the original lyric on national television. Very impressed with her performance here.September 17, 2020 at 7:16 am #1203712362
Although I love “She” must better, I voted for “Golden” as it probably is better suited for the masses and top forty. Is it even called top forty anymore?September 17, 2020 at 7:12 am #1203712347
Went into this season with zero expectations for Olivia but it’s getting hard to keep them down with the TIFF reactions for her performance. I’m glad this at least provides a foundation for a possible second win in the future.
Olivia Colman can’t win a second Oscar. Remember when she said in her Oscar acceptance speech “this is not going to happen again.”
🙂 If the performance is stellar, I say give her another golden guy.September 9, 2020 at 5:46 am #1203694573
I believe that was confirmed by Variety a while back. Recorded stage performances were deemed ineligible in 1997.
It’s got a shot at Emmys though.
Although we have Disney Plus, I refuse to watch Hamilton until I see it live on stage first. Just a weird thing I have about theater productions. A few years back, I was in New York City and tried to get a Hamilton ticket but with no luck (unless I wanted to pay $$$$$). I ended up at The Book of Mormon by default. Which I loved! One day, hopefully when I get back to NYC and Broadway is no longer dark, I will be sitting in a theater watching Hamilton.September 9, 2020 at 5:37 am #1203694563
I voted for What’s Love Got to Do with It although I wish the song Private Dancer was nominated instead. What a great comeback and grammy year for Tina Turner. Love her.September 9, 2020 at 5:32 am #1203694559
I’m usually not a fan of covers, but you got a give it to Whitney Houston. She owned Dolly’s I Will Always Love You. Even Dolly was impressed.September 9, 2020 at 5:29 am #1203694557
Beat It. Michael Jackson at his best. He also won Best Rock Vocal for this song. Michael could do it all! Beat It should be a regular spin on Classic Rock radio.September 8, 2020 at 1:57 pm #1203693389
Now this is a list!
Rumours is my choice. What a masterpiece (minus Oh Daddy which is embarrassing)
I love “Oh Daddy” – one of my favorite Christine McVie tracks. “Silver Springs” was recorded for “Rumours” but didn’t make it on the album due to the space limitation of vinyl back in the day. Ended up as a b-side on a single. I wonder how “Rumours” would have sounded if “Silver Springs” had replaced “Oh Daddy”. It does seems like “Oh Daddy” is the least favorite song for lots of folk.