Sunday, April 05, 2020

Music Library Master List Z+ Cast Albums, Soundtracks, Various Artist Compilations and Holiday Music

CAST ALBUMS/MUSICALS/BROADWAY

          Annie Get Your Gun (Doris Day, Robert Goulet album) (1963) ****
          Camelot Orig Broadway Cast Album ****
          Dear Evan Hansen (2017) ** 1/2
          Hadestown Orig Off Broadway Cast Album *** 1/2
          Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Album *** 1/2 
          My Fair Lady (Orig Broadway Cast Album) ****
          Spring Awakening Orig Cast Album ****
          Sunday in The Park With George (Original 1984) ****
          Sunday in The Park With George (Bway 2017) *** 1/2 



SOUNDTRACKS

          Baby Driver *** 1/2 
          The Big Chill **** 
          The Big Chill Volume Two *** 1/2  
          Black Panther ***/ 
          Blade Runner Original Soundtrack ***/
          Blade Runner Original Complete Score Bootleg **** 
          Blade Runner 2049 *** 
          Boardwalk Empire *** 
          Chariots Of Fire ** 1/2  
          The Cold Blue *** 
          Country Music (soundtrack to Ken Burns doc) ****          
          Guardians Of The Galaxy Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1 *** 1/2  
          The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season One *** 
          The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season Two *** 
          Once Upon A Time In Hollywood *** 1/2          

VARIOUS ARTISTS

          Africa Screams Contest *** 1/2 
          Africa Screams Contest Vol. Two *** 1/2 
          Afrocubism *** 1/2           
          Aloha Got Soul 1979-1985 ***            
          Bluesin' By The Bayou ** 1/2 
          Burnwood PLaylist: Deep Lizzy -- Thin Lizzy *** 1/2 
          Burnwood Playlist: This Won't Take But A Minute Or Two *** 1/2 
          A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector **** 
          Come and Get It: The Best Of Apple Records ** 1/2 
          Come On Let's Go: Powerpop Gems From The 70s and 80s *** 
          Country Soul (2015) ** 1/2 
          Divided And United: Songs Of The Civil War *** 1/2 
          Dub Specialist: Studio One Dub FireSpecial ** 1/2 
          Feelin' Right, Saturday Night: The Rick and Ron Anthology *** 1/2 
          The Golden Age Of Popular Music: Jazz Hits From 1958-1966  ****
          The Golden Age Of Popular Music: More Country Hits *** 
          Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout: Bluegrass Gospel From The Pen Of Rick Lang *** 
          The Great Gospel Men: 27 Classic Performances *** 1/2 
          The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto Volume One **** 
          The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto Volume Two *** 1/2 
          John Savage's 1966: The Year The Decade Exploded *** 
          Let The Good Times Roll: 40 Jumping R and B Classics *** 
          Live From The Old Town School, Vol. 1-4 *** 1/2 
          The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams *** 
          Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us *** 1/2 
          Motown: The Complete #1s (11 CD set) *** 1/2 \ 
          The Nebraska Sessions (tribute to Springsteen album via Clubhouse Records UK) *** 1/2 
          Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound Of The Underground Lagos Dancefloor 74-79 *** 1/2 
          Nigeria Freedom Sounds: Popular Music and the Birth... ** 1/2 
          Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-1976 *** 1/2   
          Nippon Girls 2: Japanese Pop, Beat and  Rock n Roll 1965-1970 *** 1/2  
          Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs by Karen Dalton **           
          Roll Columbia: Woody Guthrie's 26 Northwest Songs ** 
          Songs Of Lennon and McCartney (UK) ** 1/2 
          Soul Of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions In the Age of Black Power ***/ 
          The Sounds Of Siam ***
          Southern Soul Crate *** 1/2 
          A Tribute To Dan Fogelberg ** 
          You Make My Heart Sing: 50 Of The Greatest Love Songs Ever (UK) *** 1/2 





HOLIDAY MUSIC/CHRISTMAS ALBUMS MASTER LIST  


          Bryan Adams -- Christmas EP ** 1/2 
          David Archuleta -- Winter In The Air ** 1/2
          John Basile -- Silent Night **
          Tony Bennett -- Snowfall
          Tony Bennett -- A Swingin' Christmas (w Ciount Basie) *** 
          Booker T and the MGs -- In The Christmas Spirit ** 
          Wade Bowen -- Twelve Twenty Five ** 
          Chuck Brown -- The Spirit Of Christmas * 
          Chicago -- Chicago Christmas * 
          Harry Connick Jr. -- When My Heart Finds Christmas * 1/2 
          Harry Connick Jr. -- Harry For The Holidays **  
          Harry Connick Jr. -- What A Night! A Christmas Album * 1/2  
          Timi Dakolo -- Merry Christmas, Darling * 
          Ella Fitzgerald -- Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas ****  
          CeeLo Green -- CeeLo's Magic Moment ** 1/2 
          Vince Guaraldi -- A Charlie Brown Christmas **** 
          Bobby Helms -- Jingle Bells (2019 album) **
          The Imaginaries -- Hometown Christmas ** 
          Keb' Mo' -- Moonlight, Mistletoe and You **
          Latvian Concert Choir -- Christmas Joy In Latvia ***
          Ledisi -- It's Christmas ** 
          Ramsey Lewis Trio -- Sound Of Christmas (side one good, side two w strings awful) ** 
          Ramsey Lewis Trio -- More Sounds Of Christmas * 1/2 
          Little Steven -- Little Stevens' Christmas A Go-Go *** 
          Los Lobos -- Llegó Navidad *** 1/2 
          Wynton Marsalis/JLCB -- Big Band Holidays *** 1/2 
          Wynton Marsalis/JLCB -- Big Band Holidays II ***  
          Wynton Marsalis -- Crescent City Christmas Card
          The McCrary Sisters -- A Very McCrary Christmas **
          Lea Michele -- Christmas In The City *
          Jacob Miller -- Natty Christmas * 
          Willie Nelson -- Pretty Paper *** 1/2 
          Ne-Yo -- Another Kind Of Christmas **  
          Oscar Peterson -- An Oscar Peterson Christmas ** 
          Randy Rainbow -- Gurl, It's Christmas ** 
          Lou Rawls -- Merry Christmas From Lou Rawls (2009 ep reissue) *** 1/2 
          Josh Rouse -- The Holiday Sounds Of Josh Rouse ** 
          Phil Spector -- A Christmas Gift For You From Philles Records ****  
          The Staples Singers -- The 25th Day Of December ** 1/2 
          Dave Stryker -- Eight Track Christmas ** 
          Rosie Thomas -- A Very Rosie Christmas ** 
          TobyMac -- Light Of Christmas * 
          Weezer -- Christmas With Weezer *** 
          Nigel Wilson -- Have Yourself A Merry Little Synthmas * 
          Phil Wickham -- Christmas ** 
          Robbie Williams -- The Christmas Present *** 
          George Winston -- December *** 1/2 
          Various Artists -- It's 
          VA -- It's A Prog Rock Christmas *

Music Library Master List T-Z

THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH 

          Shallow Grave *** 
          The Wild Hunt *** 1/2
          Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird (ep) ***
          There's No Leaving Now *** 1/2 
          Dark Bird Is Home **** 
          When The Bird Sees The Ground *** 
          I Love You. It's A Fever Dream *** 1/2  


TAME IMPALA 

          Lonerism *** 1/2 


AARON LEE TASJAN 

          Silver Tears *** 


CHIP TAYLOR

          A Song I Can Live With ** 1/2 


JAMES TAYLOR 

          James Taylor 
          Sweet Baby James *** 1/2 
          Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon 
          One Man Dog 
          Walking Man  
          Gorilla 
          In The Pocket 
          Greatest Hits ****
          JT 
          Flag  
          Dad Loves His Work 
          That's Why I'm Here 
          Classic Songs **** 
          Never Die Young 
          New Moon Shine  
          Hourglass 
          October Road 
          Covers 
          Before This World ** 1/2 


OTIS TAYLOR

          Recapturing The Banjo *** 1/2 
          My World Is Gone ***

          
JACK TEAGARDEN

          Think Well Of Me (1962) *** 1/2


TEARS FOR FEARS

          Rule The World: The Greatest Hits *** 


TEEENAGE FANCLUB

          Bandwagonesque *** 1/2 
          Grand Prix 
          Here ** 1/2 


THE TEMPTATIONS 

          Meet The Temptations ** 1/2 
          Sing Smokey Robinson *** 
          The Temptin' Temptations *** 
          Gettin' Ready 
          The Temptations With A Lot O' Soul *** 1/2 
          The Temptations In A Mellow Mood *
          The Temptations Wish it Would Rain ** 1/2 
          Diana Ross and the Supremes Meet The Temptations * 1/2 
          Cloud Nine *** (side one ****; side two ** 1/2) 
          Together 
          Puzzle People ** 1/2 
          Psychedelic Shack *** 1/2\
          The Temptations Christmas Card ** 1/2 (but "Silent Night" a keeper) 
          Sky's The Limit *** 1/2 
          Solid Rock *** 
          All Directions 
          Masterpiece 
          17 Greatest Hits (Compact Command Performances) **** 


10CC 

          Sheet Music ** 1/2 


SONNY TERRY

          At Sugar Hill (w Brownie McGee) ***


THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

          No! *** 1/2
          Here Come The ABCs *** 1/2
          Here Come The 123s ***
          Here Comes Science ***
          Why? 
          I Like Fun ** 1/2 
          

CHRIS THILE

          Bass and Mandolin (w Edgar Meyer) ** 1/2 
          Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau ** 1/2 


HENRY THOMAS 

          Bulldoze Blues (1927-1929) *** 1/2 


LINDA THOMPSON

          One Clear Moment *** 1/2
          Fashionably Late *** 1/2
          Versatile Heart ***
          Won't Be Long Now *** 1/2
          My Mother Doesn't Know I'm On The Stage *** 1/2 


RICHARD THOMPSON

          Hand Of Kindness ***
          Small Town Romance *** 1/2
          Across A Crowded Room ***
          Daring Adventures *** 1/2
          Amnesia ***
          Rumour And Sigh *** 1/2
          Mirror Blue ** 1/2
          You? Me? Us? **
          Mock Tudor *** 1/2
          The Old Kit Bag ***
          1000 Years Of Popular Music *** 1/2 
          Front Parlour Ballads
          Sweet Warrior
          Dream Attic **
          Electric *** 1/2
          Acoustic Classics ***
          Still ** 1/2
          Acoustic Classics II ***
          Acoustic Rarities ** 1/2
          13 Rivers ***/ 
          The Cold Blue (soundtrack) *** 


RICHARD AND LINDA THOMPSON

          Henry The Human Fly ***
          I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight ****
          Hokey Pokey *** 1/2
          Pour Down Like Silver ****
          First Light ***
          Sunny Vista ** 1/2
          Shoot Out The Lights ****


TEDDY THOMPSON

          Teddy Thompson ***
          Separate Ways *** 1/2
          Upfront And Down Low *** 1/2
          A Piece Of What You Need *** 1/2
          Bella *** 1/2
          Family ***
          Little Windows (w Kelly Jones) *** 1/2


TRACEY THORN

          A Distant Shore 
          Out Of The Woods 
          Love and Its Opposite *** 1/2 
          Tinsel and Lights ***/ 
          Record ***/ 


3 FERVENT TRAVELERS 

          Time For Three *** 1/2 


TIGERS ON TRAINS 

          Antarctica In Color *** 1/2 


TINARIWEN

          Imidiwan: Companions *** 1/2 
          Tassili *** 1/2 
          Emmaar *** 1/2  
          Elwan ** 1/2


TINY TIM

          God Bless Tiny Tim (1968) *** 1/2
          Tiny Tim's 2nd Album (1968) *** 


THE TIME JUMPERS 

          The Time Jumpers *** 1/2 


TOBYMAC 

          Eye On It *** 


T.O.L.D.

          Witches ** 


ALI FARKA TOURE 

          Ali and Toumani (w Toumani Diabate) **** 


ALLEN TOUSSAINT

          Life, Love and Faith  
          Southern Nights *** 1/2 
          I Believe To My Soul (w Mavis Staples, Billy Preston, Ann Peebles, Irma Thomas) **** 
          The River In Reverse (w Elvis Costello) *** 1/2 
          The Bright Mississippi *** 1/2  
          Songbook *** 1/2 
          American Tunes *** 


KRISTINA TRAIN 

          Spilled Milk *** 1/2 


MEGHAN TRAINOR 

          The Love Train ** 1/2 


BOUBACAR TRAORÉ

          Mali Denhou *** 1/2 
          Dounia Tabolo ** 


ROKIA TRAORE 

          Beautiful Africa *** 


RANDY TRAVIS 

          Around The Bend *** 1/2 
          Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am ** 1/2  


T. REX 

          The Slider *** 


A TRIBE CALLED QUEST 

          The Low End Theory *** 1/2 
          Midnight Marauders  
          Beats, Rhymes and Life  
          The Love Movement  
          We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service *** 1/2 


TRICK PONY 

          Greatest Hits *** 


BOBBY TROUP

          Sings Johnny Mercer (1955) *** 1/2
          The Distinctive Style Of Bobby Troup (1955) ***
          Bobby Swings Tenderly (1957) **
          And His Stars of Jazz (1958) ** 


TANYA TUCKER 

          While I'm Living *** 1/2 


JETHRO TULL 

          Aqualung *** 


tUnE yArDs 

          Nikki Nack ***/ 


FRANK TURNER 

          The First Three Years 
          Tape Deck Heart *** 1/2 
          Positive Songs For Negative People 
          The Third Three Years *** 
          Be More Kind ** (but "The Lifeboat" is lovely) 
          No Man's Land *** 1/2 


TV ON THE RADIO 

          Dear Science ** 1/2 


JEFF TWEEDY 

          Together At Last 
          Warm *** 
          Warmer 


TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB 

          Tourist History *** 
 

STEVEN TYLER 

          We're All Somebody Somewhere **  


WILLIAM TYLER 

          Behold The Spirit *** 
          Impossible Truth 
          Modern Country *** 
          Goes West ** 


TYLER THE CREATOR 

          Goblin 
          Wolf ** 1/2 
          Cherry Bomb 
          Flower Boy ** 1/2 
          The Grinch ** 
          Igor 


CARRIE UNDERWOOD 

          Some Hearts 
          Carnival Ride 
          Play On *** 
          Blown Away ** 1/2 
          Storyteller *** / 

          Cry Pretty 


UNDERWORLD 

          Impossible Truth 
          Barbara, Barbara, We Face A Shining Future  ***


U2

          Boy *** 1/2
          October ***
          War *** 1/2
          Under A Blood Red Sky ****
          The Unforgettable Fire ****
          Wide Awake In America ****
          The Joshua Tree *** 1/2
          Rattle And Hum *** 1/2 
          Achtung Baby *** 1/2
          Zooropa **
          Pop **
          All That You Can't Leave Behind ***
          How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb ** 1/2
          No Line On The Horizon ** 1/2 
          Songs Of Innocence ** 1/2
          Songs Of Experience ** 1/2 


VAMPIRE WEEKEND 

          Vampire Weekend ***/ 
          Contra ** 1/2 
          Modern Vampires Of The City *** 1/2 
          Father Of The Bride *** 1/2 



FOY VANCE

          The Wild Swan ***


LUTHER VANDROSS

          The Night I Fell In Love (1985) ***


VAN HALEN

          MCMLXXXIV ** 
          A Different Kind Of Truth ** 1/2 


VARIOUS ARTISTS

          See bottom of list


SARAH VAUGHAN

          Sarah Vaughan aka Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown (1954) *** 1/2
          Live At Rosy's ** 1/2 


SUZANNE VEGA 

          Suzanne Vega *** 
          Solitude Standing ***
          Days Of Open Hand *** 1/2
          99.9F  *** 
          Nine Objects Of Desire *** 1/2 
          Songs In Red And Gray 
          Beauty and Crime 
          Close-Up Vol 1: Love Songs *** 1/2 
          Close-Up Vol 2: People and Places *** 1/2 
          Close-Up Vol 3: States Of Being *** 1/2 
          Close-Up Vol 4: Songs Of Family  
          Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles *** 
          Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers *** 


LAURA VEIRS 

          July Flame *** 


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND 

          The Velvet Underground and Nico ****  
          White Light/White Heat 
          The Velvet Underground 
          Loaded *** 1/2 


THE VERONICAS 

          The Veronicas ***/ 


VERUCA SALT 

          Ghost Notes ***/ 


KURT VILE

          Smoke Ring For My Halo ** 
          b'lieve i'm goin'  down ***
          Lotta Sea Lice (w Courtney Barnett) *** 1/2 


RHONDA VINCENT 

          Good Thing Going *** 


THE VINES 

          Highly Evolved *** 1/2 
          Winning Days 
          Vision Valley 
          Wicked Nature *** 1/2 
          In Miracle Land *** 1/2 


VIOLENT FEMMES 

          We Can Do Anything *** 


VOICES CARRY

          Voices Carry ***
          Welcome Home *** 1/2
           Everything's Different Now *** 


LOUDON WAINWRIGHT 

          High, Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project *** 1/2
          10 Songs For The New Depression ***
          Older Than My Old Man Now 
          Haven't Got The Blues (Yet) *** 


MARTHA WAINWRIGHT 

          I Know You're Married ** 1/2 


RUFUS WAINWRIGHT 


          Rufus Wainwright *** 1/2 
          Poses *** 
          Want One **** 
          Want Two *** 
          Release The Stars ** 1/2 
          Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall  
          Milwaukee At Last!!! *** 
          All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu 
          Out Of The Game ** 1/2 
          Prima Donna 
          Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets  

          Northern Stars ** 1/2 


TOM WAITS 

          Closing Time 
          The Heart Of Saturday Night *** 1/2 
          Small Change 
          Blue Valentine 
          Heartattackandvine 
          One From The Heart *** 
          Swordfishtrombones **** 
          Rain Dogs **** 
          Franks Wild Years *** 
          Bone Machine *** 1/2 
          The Black Rider *** 1/2 
          Mule Variations *** 1/2 
          Blood Money *** 
          Alice *** 1/2 
          Real Gone 
          Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards *** 1/2 
          Bad As Me **** 


BUTCH WALKER 

          I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart ** 1/2 
          Stay Gold *** 


RYLEY WALKER 

          Golden Sings That Have Been Sung *** 


M WARD

          Duet For Guitars #2 ** 1/2
          Transfiguration Of Vincent ***
          Transistor Radio *** 1/2
          Post-War ***
          Hold Time *** 1/2 
          A Wasteland Companion *** 
          More Rain ** 1/2 


WARM SODA

          Symbolic Dream *** 


JENNIFER WARNES 

          Famous Blue Raincoat **** 
          The Hunter ** 1/2 
          The Well ** 1/2 
          Another Time, Another Place ** 


THE WAR ON DRUGS

          A Deeper Understanding **


CHARLIE WARSHAM

          The Beginning Of Things *** 


DIONNE WARWICK 

          The Dionne Warwick Collection: Her All-Time Greatest Hits **** 
          She's Back... ** 
          And Voices Of Christmas **
         

DINAH WASHINGTON

          After Hours With Miss "D"  
          Dinah Jams aka **** 
          Dinah! 
          In The Land Of Hi-Fi 
          The Swingin' Miss "D" 
          The Fats Waller Songbook aka Sings Fats Waller (1957) *** 1/2 
          What A Difference A Day Makes! 
          Unforgettable 
          The Two Of Us (w Brook Benton) 
          Drinking Again *** 1/2 
          The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury **** 
          The Fabulous Miss "D"! The Keynote, Decca and Mercury Singles ** 1/2 
          A Bouquet Of Hits (2017) **


KAMASI WASHINGTON

          The Epic *** 1/2 
          Harmony of Difference *** 1/2 
          Heaven and Earth *** 1/2 


THE WATERBOYS  

          This Is The Sea *** 1/2   
          Fisherman's Blues ***   
          Room To Roam   
          An Appointment With Mr. Yates 
          Fisherman's Box ****   
          Modern Blues *** 
          Where The Action Is *** 


ROGER WATERS

          The Pros and Cons Of Hitchhiking * 1/2
           Is This The Life We Really Want? ** 1/2 


DALE WATSON 

          Carryin' On ***            
          The Sun Sessions ** 1/2 


DOC WATSON 

          The Definitive Doc Watson *** 


LEWIS WATSON 

          The Morning *** 


WILLIE WATSON

          Folk Singer Vol. 2 ** 1/2



BEN WATT

          North Marine Drive ** 1/2
          Hendra *** 
          Fever Dream ** 1/2 


GERARD WAY 

          Hesitant Alien *** 


LIL WAYNE 

          Tha Carter **            
          Tha Carter IV ** 


BEN WEBSTER 

          Ben and "Sweets" (w Harry "Sweets" Edison) *** 1/2


THE WEEKND 

          Beauty Behind The Madness ** 1/2


WEEZER

          Blue Album 
          Pinkerton 
          Green Album 
          Everything Will Be Alright In The End ***
          Weezer (White Album) *** 
          Teal ** 


GILLIAN WELCH 

          The Harrow and the Harvest *** 1/2           


PAUL WELLER 

          Wild Wood *** 1/2 
          Stanley Road *** 1/2 
          Heavy Soul 
          22 Dreams 
          Wake Up The Nation ** 
          Saturn's Pattern ***  


KANYE WEST 

          The College Dropout ***  
          Late Registration  
          Graduation  
          808s and Heartbreak 
          My Beautiful Dark, Twisted Fantasy *** 1/2  
          Wzatch The Throne (w Jay-Z) *** 1/2 
          Yeezus  ***  
          The Life Of Pablo *** 1/2  
          Ye  ** 1/2  


THE WHIGS 

          Mission Control *** 1/2           
          Modern Creation *** 


WHISKEYTOWN 

          Strangers Almanac *** 1/2 

JACK WHITE  

          Blunderbuss  *** 1/2  
          Lazaretto ***   
          Boarding House Reach  **  
          Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 *** 1/2  

          See also: The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, The White Stripes


WHITE  STRIPES

          The White Stripes ***    
          De Stijil    
          White Blood Cells *** 1/2    
          Elephant **** 
          Get Behind Me Satan *** 1/2 
          Icky Thump *** 1/2     


MARGARET WHITING

          Sings The Jerome Kern Songbook (1960) *** 1/2 


THE WHO 

          The Who Sell Out 
          Tommy 
          Live At Leeds 
          Who's Next *** 1/2 
          Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy **** 
          Quadrophenia 
          The Who By Numbers 
          Who Are You 
          Face Dances 
          It's Hard 
          Endless Wire 
          Who 


WILCO

          A.M.     
          Being There 
          Mermaid Avenue (w Billy Bragg) *** 1/2 
          Summer Teeth *** 1/2 
          Mermaid Avenue II (w Billy Bragg) *** 1/2 
          Yankee Hotel Foxtrot *** 1/2  
          A Ghost Is Born  
          Sky Blue Sky 
          Wilco (The Album) *** 
          The Whole Love ** 1/2 
          Star Wars 
          Schmilco ** 1/2 


WILDER WOODS 

          Wilder Woods *** 


WILD FLAG 

          Wild Flag *** 1/2 


HANK WILLIAMS 

          40 Greatest Hits **** 
          The Complete Hank Williams *** 1/2 
          The Garden Spot Programs *** 


HOLLY WILLIAMS 

          The Highway *** 1/2 


JOY WILLIAMS 

          Front Porch *** 


LUCINDA WILLIAMS 

          Car Wheels On A Gravel Road *** / 
          Vanished Gardens (w Charles Lloyd) ** 


MARION WILLIAMS 

          Surely God Is Able *** 1/2       
          The Gospel Soul Of Marion Williams ****  
          

ROBBIE WILLIAMS 

          Life Through A Lens      
          I've Been Expecting You 
          Sing When You're Winning *** 1/2 
          Swing When You're Winning *** 1/2 
          Escapology  
          Intensive Care   
          Rudebox 
          Swings Both Ways *** 
          Under The Radar, Vol. One ***/ 
          The Heavy Entertainment Show ** 1/2 
          The Christmas Present *** 


KELLY WILLIS     

          Well Traveled Love *** 1/2 
          Bang Bang *** 
          Kelly Willis 
          Cheater's Game (w Bruce Robison) *** 1/2 
          Our Year (w Bruce Robison) ***/ 
          Back Being Blue ** 1/2 


BRIAN WILSON 

          Brian Wilson *** 
          I Just Wasn't Made For These Times 
          Orange Crate Art (w Van Dyke Parks) *** 1/2 
          Imagination 
          Brian Wilson Presents Smile **** 
          What I Really Want For Christmas 
          That Lucky Old Sun ** 1/2 
          Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin ** 1/2 
          In The Key Of Disney ** 
          No Pier Pressure 


CASSANDRA WILSON 

          Blue Skies 
          Blue Light 'til Dawn **** 
          New Moon Daughter 
          Rendezvous (w Jacky Terrasson) 
          Traveling Miles **** 
          Belly Of The Sun 
          Glamoured 
          Thunderbird *** 1/2 
          Loverly *** 
          Silver Pony *** 
          Another Country 
          Coming Forth By Day 


NANCY WILSON 

          The Swingin's Mutual (w George Shearing) *** 
          Something Wonderful *** 1/2 
          Nancy Wilson/ Cannonball Adderley *** 1/2 
          Tender Loving Care *** 
                         

JESSE WINCHESTER

          Jesse Winchester  
          Learn To Love It *** 
          Love Filling Station *** 1/2 
          A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble *** 


AMY WINEHOUSE 

          Frank *** 1/2 
          Back To Black *** 1/2 
          Lioness: Hidden Treasures *** 
          Amy (soundtrack) ** 


STEVE WINWOOD 

          Arc Of A Diver ***
          Back In The High Life ***
          Roll With It ** 1/2 
          Greatest Hits Live (2017) ** 1/2 


GEORGE WINSTON 

          December *** 1/2 
          Restless Wind ** 

MAC WISEMAN

           I Sang The Song ***/ 


BILL WITHERS 

          Just As I Am **** 
          Still Bill **** 
          Live At Carnegie Hall *** 
          +'Justments *** 1/2 
          Making Music 
          Naked & Warm ** 1/2 
          Menagerie 
          'Bout Love 
          Watching You Watching Me 


PATRICK WOLF 

          Lupercalia *** 


PETER WOLF

          Sleepless ***           
          Midnight Souvenirs ****  
          A Cure For Loneliness *** 


NAT AND ALEX WOLFF


          Public Places ** 1/2 


BOBBY WOMACK 

          The Bravest Man In The Universe *** 


LEE ANN WOMACK

          Call Me Crazy *** 1/2 
          The Way I'm Livin' ** 1/2           
          The Lonely The Lonesome and the Gone ***


CAROLYN WONDERLAND 

          Peace Meal ***


BETTY WRIGHT 

          The Movie (w The Roots) *** 


LIZZ WRIGHT

          The Orchard *** 
          Grace *** 


ROBERT WYATT 

          Rock Bottom **** 
          Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard 
          EPs 
          Cuckooland 
          Comicopera 
          ...For The Ghosts Within *** 



X

          Los Angeles (1980) ** 


THE XX 

          The XX *** 1/2 


YEARS AND YEARS 


          Communion ** 1/2  
          Palo Santo *** 


TRISHA YEARWOOD 

          Every Girl ** 


YES

          Fragile * 


DWIGHT YOAKUM

          Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc.  
          Hillbilly Deluxe 
          Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room 
          If There Was A Way 
          This Time ****
          Gone 
          Under The Covers 
          Come On Christmas 
          A Long Way Home 
          Tomorrow's Sounds Today 
          South Of Heaven, West Of Hell 
          Population Me 
          Blame The Vain 
          Dwight Sings Buck  

          3 Pears 


          Second-Hand Heart *** 1/2 


          Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars *** 1/2  


YOLA 

          Walk Through Fire ** 


YO LA TENGO 

          Fade *** 


CHRIS YOUNG 

          Neon **


NEIL YOUNG

          Neil Young *** 1/2 
          Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere *** 1/2 
          After The Gold Rush *** 1/2 
          Live At The Cellar Door *** 
          Harvest ***
          On The Beach *** 1/2 
          Tonight's The Night *** 1/2 
          Zuma *** 1/2 
          American Stars N Bars ** 1/2 
          Decade *** 1/2 
          Comes A Time *** 1/2 
          Rust Never Sleeps *** 1/2 
          Old Ways 
          Landing On Water 
          Freedom *** 
          Ragged Glory ***/ 
          Harvest Moon *** 1/2 
          Sleeps With Angels ** 
          Mirror Ball 

          Broken Arrow


          Silver And Gold *** 1/2


          Are You Passionate? ** 

          Greendale * 

          Prairie Wind *** 

          Le Noise *** 

          Americana ** 

          Psychedelic Pill *** 1/2 

          A Letter Home *** 

          Storytone *** 

          The Monsanto Years ** 

          Peace Trail **


          Earth *
          Hitchhiker (2017 release recorded in 1976) ***
          The Visitor **

Clearly, I prefer pastoral Neil. (Even though I'm a mild holdout on "Harvest" and prefer several later, similar albums to that acclaimed work.) Probably the first time I was aware of him at all was Live Aid, when he ambled onto the stage and did a very ragged acoustic set. Young's "Sugar Mountain" stopped me cold, even though I wasn't old enough yet to be looking back on my lost youth. I've been a fan ever since. And yet, not one album gets four stars? Not even the epic, genre-defining, ubër boxed set "Decade"? Hey, don't blame me. I'm sure if Neil Young ever accidentally created a perfect album he'd be mighty displeased, yank out the reels of music, throw them on the ground, stomp on 'em a little, muddy them up, maybe cut out a song or two (probably the best ones, just to be perverse), rearrange the tracks so they made no sense and then slap it all back together with a smile. Perfect is the farthest thing from his mind. 


YOUNG FATHERS 

          Dead *** 


ZUCHERO 

          Chocabek *** 


ZULI

          On Human Freakout Mountain *** 1/2 
          Supernatural Voodoo ** 1/2 


ZZ TOP 

          Eliminator ** 1/2 
          Greatest Hits * 1/2  
          La Futura **  
          Goin' 50 * 1/2