Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Music Library Master S-Z

SADE

          Diamond Life (1984) *** 1/2
          Promise (1985) *** 1/2 
          Stronger Than Pride *** 1/2 


THE SADIES

          Northern Passage  ** 1/2


CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT

          WomanChild *** 1/2
          For One To Love (2015) *** 
          Dreams and Daggers **** 
          The Window *** 1/2 
          

SAMPHA

          Process ***/


OUMOU SANGARÉ

          Mogoya ***


SANTANA

          Abraxas *** 1/2 
          Santana IV *** 
          Corazon ** 


ROMEO SANTOS

          Golden **


SAZ'SIO

          At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me *** 1/2 


BOZ SCAGGS 

          Silk Degrees **** 
          Some Change *** 1/2 
          Fade Into Light ***
          Dig 
          But Beautiful ****
          Speak Low *** 1/2 
          Memphis *** (esp "Corrina, Corrina") 
          A Fool To Care *** 1/2 
          Out Of The Blues *** 12  


JILL SCOTT

          Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol 1 *** 
          Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 *** 1/2 
          The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 
          The Light Of The Sun 
          Woman *** 1/2


JIMMY SCOTT

          The Source (1969) *** 1/2


THE SECRET SISTERS

          You Don't Own Me Anymore ***


BOB SEGER

          I Knew You When **


REV SEKOU

          In Times Like These ** 


RON SEXSMITH 

          Ron Sexsmith **** 
          Other Songs 
          Whereabouts *** 1/2 
          Blue Boy 
          Cobblestone Runway 
          Retriever *** 1/2 
          Destination Unknown (as Sexsmith and Kerr) *** 1/2 
          Time Being *** 1/2 
          Exit Strategy Of The Soul 
          Long Player, Late Bloomer 
          Forever Endeavor *** 1/2 
          Carousel One ***/ 
          The Last Rider *** 1/2 
          

MARTIN SEXTON 

          Camp Holiday *** 1/2 
          Mixtape Of The Open Road *** 


AMY LAVERE AND WILL SEXTON 

          Hallelujah, I'm A Dreamer *** 1/2 


SHABAZZ PALACES

          Vs The Jealous Machines *** 


SHAKEY GRAVES 

          And The War Came ***
          Nobody's Fool *** 1/2 
          Can't Wake Up *** 1/2 


WILLIAM SHATNER 

          Has Been *** 
          Ponder The Mystery ** 
          Shatner Claus * 1/2 


SHE AND HIM

          Volume One ***
          Volume Two ***
          A Very She and Him Christmas ***
          Volume Three ***
          Classics *** 1/2 


JULES SHEAR

          Jules Shear *** 


ED SHEERAN 

          X (multiply) ** 1/2 


SHEER MAG

          Need To Feel Your Love * 1/2


DUNCAN SHEIK

          Duncan Sheik ***/
          Humming 
          Phantom Moon *** 1/2 
          Daylight 
          White Limousine 
          Spring Awakening Orig Cast Album ****
          Whisper House *** 1/2 
          American Psycho Orig Cast Album ** 1/2
          Legerdemain ***/


JOAN SHELLEY

          Joan Shelley *** 


THE SHELTERS 


          The Shelters ** 1/2 


BOBBY SHORT

          Bobby Short (1956) **** 


WAYNE SHORTER 

          Night Dreamers *** 1/2 
          Juju *** 1/2 
          Speak No Evil **** 


SIA

          Everyday Is Christmas *** 1/2


JANE SIBERRY

          When I Was A Boy  
          Ulysses' Purse *** 1/2 


SIERRA LEONE'S REFUGEE ALL-STARS 

          Living Like A Refugee *** 1/2 
          Libation *** 

        
CARLY SIMON

          Carly Simon **
          Anticipation (1971) **
          No Secrets (1972) ***


NINA SIMONE

          Nina Simone And Piano (1969) ****
          Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles ***/


PAUL SIMON

          The Paul Simon Songbook ***
          Paul Simon *** 1/2
          There Goes Rhymin' Simon ****
          Still Crazy After All These Years *** 1/2
          Hearts And Bones *** 1/2
          Graceland ****
          Rhythm Of The Saints *** 1/2
          Songs From The Capeman ***
          You're The One ***
          Surprise ** 1/2 
          So Beautiful Or So What ***
          Stranger To Stranger *** 
          Graceland: The Remixes * 
          In The Blue Light *** 


SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

          Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. * 1/2
          Sounds Of Silence ** 
          Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme *** 
          Live From New York City, 1967 ***
          The Graduate ** 1/2
          Bookends *** 1/2 
          Live 1969 *** 1/2
          Bridge Over Troubled Waters **** 
          Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits **** 
          The Concert In Central Park ***


NINA SIMONE

          Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. **
          Sounds Of Silence ** 1/2
          Parsley, Sage Rosemary And Thyme ***
          The Graduate Soundtrack ** 1/2 


SIMPLE MINDS 

          New Gold Dream *** 
          Sparkle In The Rain *** 1/2 
          Once Upon A Time *** 
          Street Fighting Years 
          Acoustic 
          Walk Between Worlds ** 1/2 


STURGILL SIMPSON

          Metamodern Sounds in Country Music *** 1/2
          A Sailor's Guide To Earth *** 1/2


FRANK SINATRA 

          The Song Is You (Sinatra/Dorsey boxed set) ****
          The Voice Of Frank Sinatra **** 
          Songs By Sinatra *** 1/2 
          Christmas Songs By Sinatra *** 
          Frankly Sentimental *** 1/2 
          Dedicated To You ** 1/2 
          Sing And Dance With Frank Sinatra *** 
          The Columbia Years: 1943-1952 -- The Complete Recordings **** 
          The Columbia Years: The V-Discs *** 
          A Voice On Air: 1935-1955 *** 
          Songs For Young Lovers **** 
          Swing Easy! **** 
          In The Wee Small Hours ****
          Songs For Swingin' Lovers **** 
          Close To You *** 1/2 
          A Swingin' Affair *** 
          Where Are You? ***/ 
          A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra *** 
          Come Fly With Me **** 
          Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely **** 
          Come Dance With Me ***! 
          No One Cares *** 
          Frank Sinatra with the Red Norvo Quintet Live In Australia 1959 *** 1/2 
          Nice 'n' Easy *** 
          Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! *** 
          Come Swing With Me ** 1/2 
          Point Of No Return ** 1/2 
          Concepts (boxed set of Capitol years) *** 1/2  
          The Complete Capitol Singles Collection (boxed set) ***/ 
          Ring-A-Ding-Ding *** 1/2 
          Swing Along With Me aka Sinatra Swings *** 
          I Remember Tommy ** 1/2 
          Sinatra and Strings ** 1/2 
          It Might As Well Be Swing (w Count Basie) ***/ 
          September Of My Years **** 
          Moonlight Sinatra *** 
          Strangers In The Night ** 1/2 
          Sinatra At The Sands ***/ 
          That's Life ** 1/2 
          Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim **** 
          A Man Alone * 1/2 
          Watertown *** 
          Sinatra Jobim **** 
          Sinatra and Company ** 1/2 
          Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back *** 
          Sinatra Jobim Sessions **** 
          Trilogy: Past, Present and Future *** 
          She Shot Me  Down *** 1/2 
          L.A. Is My Lady ** 1/2 
          Duets ** 
          Duets II ** 
          The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings *** 1/2 
          Frank Sinatra In Hollywood: 1940-1964 *** 
          Standing Room Only ** 1/2  


LUKE SITAL-SINGH 

          The Fire Inside *** 
          

THE 6THS see STEPHEN MERRITT 


SKATERS 

          Manhattan *** 1/2 


CAROL SLOANE

          Sophisticated Lady ** 


KEELY SMITH 

          Misty and Other Classics *** 


MEAGHAN SMITH 

          It Snows *** 


SAM SMITH

          In The Lonely Hour ** 1/2 
          The Thrill Of It All ***


THE SMITHS

          The Smiths *** 1/2
          Meat Is Murder *** 
          The Queen Is Dead ****
          Louder Than Bombs ****
          Strangeways Here We Come *** 1/2 


SOLANGE


          Sol-Angel and the Hadley Street Dream 
          A Seat At The Table *** 1/2 
          When I Get Home *** 1/2 


JILL SOBULE 

          Dottie's Charms *** 


SONGHOY BLUES

          Resistance ** 1/2 


SONNY AND CHER 

          The Beat Goes On: The Best Of Sonny and Cher ** 1/2 


SON VOLT

          Bolts Of Blue *** 


OMAR SOULEYMAN 

          Wena Wena *** 


SOUNDTRACKS

          See Soundtracks at the bottom of the list


J.D. SOUTHER

          John David Souther ***


ESPERANZA SPALDING

          Chamber Music Society 
          Radio Music Society 
          Emily's D+Evolution ** 1/2  
          Exposure 
          12 Little Spells *** 


SPARKS

          Franz Ferdinand Sparks aka FFS ***/ 
          Hippopotamus ** 1/2


THE SPECIALS

          The Specials (1979) ***/ 


REGINA SPEKTOR 

          Soviet Kitsch 
          Begin To Hope *** 1/2 
          Far 
          What We Saw From the Cheap Seats 
          Remember Us To Life *** 1/2 


THE SPINNERS

          The Spinners (1973) *** 1/2


DUSTY SPRINGFIELD

          Dusty In Memphis ****
          Faithful ***/
          White Heat *** 


RICK SPRINGFIELD 

          Greatest Hits *** 
          The Snake King ***/ 


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 

          Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. *** 
          The Wild, The Innocent and the E-Street  Shuffle **** 
          Born To Run **** 
          Darkness On The Edge Of Town ****  
          The River *** 1/2 
          The River (original single LP version) ** 1/2 
          Nebraska **** 
          Born In The U.S.A. *** 1/2 
          Live: 1975-1985 **** 
          Tunnel Of Love *** 1/2 
          Human Touch ** 
          Lucky Town ** 1/2 
          The Ghost Of Tom Joad  ** 
          The Rising ** 1/2 
          Devils and Dust ** 
          We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (American Land Edition) **** 
          Magic *** 
          Working On A Dream ** 1/2 
          Wrecking Ball *** 1/2 
          High Hopes ** 1/2 
          Western Stars ** 1/2 
          

WESLEY STACE

          Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding ***/ 


JO STAFFORD 

          Autumn In New York ** 
          Starring Jo Stafford ** 


CHRIS STAPLES

          Golden Age ** 1/2 


MAVIS STAPLES

          I Believe To My Soul (w Allen Tousssaint, Billy Preston, Ann Peebles, Irma Thomas) **** 
          One True Vine *** 1/2  
          Live: Hope At The Holdout ****          
          Livin' On A High Note ** 1/2
          If All I Was Was Black **


VINCE STAPLES

          Summertime '06 *** 1/2 
          Big Fish Theory *** 
          FM! *** 


CHRIS STAPLETON

          Traveller *** 1/2 
          From A Room Vol. 1 *** 1/2
          From A Room Vol. 2 ***


KAY STARR

          If You Can't Stand The Heat *** 


DAKOTA STATON


         Dynamic! *** 


STATUS QUO

          On The Level ***/


STEELY DAN

          Can't Buy A Thrill ** 1/2 
          Countdown To Ecstasy *** 
          Pretzel Logic **** 
          Katy Lied *** 1/2 
          The Royal Scam *** 1/2 
          Aja **** 
          Gaucho ** 1/2 
          A Decade Of Steely Dan **** 
          Two Against Nature ** 1/2 
          Everything Must Go ** 


STEEP CANYON RANGERS 

          Radio **  


CAT STEVENS

          Tell 'em I'm Gone ** 1/2 
          The Laughing Apple **


SUFJAN STEVENS

          Michigan *** 1/2
          Seven Swans ***
          Come On Feel The Illinoise ****
          Songs For Christmas ****
          The Age Of Adz ** 1/2
          Silver And Gold *** 1/2
          Carrie And Lowell ****
          Planetarium (w Nico Muhly, James McAllister) ** 1/2 


CURTIS STIGERS

          Hooray For Love *** 


STING 

          The Dream of The Blue Turtles *** 1/2 
          Bring On The Night **** 
          ...Nothing Like The Sun *** 1/2 
          The Soul Cages *** 
          Ten Summoner's Tales *** 
          Fields Of Gold: The Best Of Sting 1984-1994 *** 1/2 
          Mercury Falling 
          Brand New Day 
          Sacred Love 
          The Last Ship 
          57th and Ninth *** 
          44/876 **  


MICHELLE STODART 

          Wide-Eyed Crossing ***  


ST PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES 

          Sea Of Noise ** 


BARBRA STREISAND 

          The Barbra Streisand Album **** 
          The Second Barbra Streisand Album *** 
          The Third Album *** 
          People *** 
          A Christmas Album *** 
          Greatest Hits **** 
          Stoney End 
          Greatest Hits Vol. 2 *** 1/2 
          Guilty ***  
          Emotion ** 
          The Broadway Album **** 
          Just For The Record (boxed set) **** 
          Till I Loved You * 1/2 
          Back To Broadway ** 1/2  
          Higher Ground * 
          A Love Like Ours 
          Christmas Memories * 1/2 
          The Movie Album ** 
          Guilty Pleasures ** 1/2 
          Love Is The Answer ***/ 
          Partners ** 
          Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway * 
          Walls * 


KEN STRINGFELLOW 

          Danzig In The Moonlight *** 


THE STROKES 

          Is This It ****  
          Room On Fire *** 1/2 
          First Impressions of Earth *** 
          Angles ** 
          Comedown Machine ** 


THE STRUTS

          Everybody Wants Some *** 1/2 
          Young and Dangerous *** 


MARTY STUART 

          Saturday Night and Sunday Morning ** 1/2  


ST. VINCENT 

          Love This Giant (w David Byrne) ***/ 
          St. Vincent ** 1/2 
          Masseducation ** 1/2 


HARRY STYLES

          Harry Styles ** 1/2 


DONNA SUMMER 

          Bad Girls ** 1/2 
          The Wanderer * 1/2 
          On The Radio: Greatest Hits Vol. I and II *** (points off for continuous play) 
          Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits ***/ 
          The Journey: The Very Best Of Donna Summer ***/  


MOSES SUMNEY

          Aromanticism *** 1/2 
          Black In Deep Red ***/  


SUPERGRASS 

          I Should Coco *** 1/2 
          In It For The Money **** 
          Supergrass *** 1/2 
          Life On Other Planets 
          Road To Rouen 
          Diamond Hoo Ha  


BETTYE SWANN 

          The Complete Atlantic Recordings *** 1/2 


EARL SWEATSHIRT 

          Road To Doris ** 1/2 


MATTHEW SWEET 

          Girlfriend *** 
          Under The Covers Vol. 1 (w Susanna Hoffs) *** 1/2 
          Under The Covers Vol. 2 (w Susanna Hoffs) *** 
          Under The Covers Vol. 3 (w Sussana Hoffs) ** 1/2  
          Tomorrow's Daughter *** 


RICHARD SWIFT 

          The Novelist/Walking Without Effort **** 
          Dressed Up For The Letdown 
          Richard Swift as Onasis 
          The Atlantic Ocean 
          The Hex ** 1/2 


TAYLOR SWIFT

          1989 ** 
          Reputation **


SZA

          Ctrl *** 1/2 


THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH 

          Shallow Grave *** 1/2
          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 ***/ 


AARON LEE TASJAN 

          Silver Tears *** 


CHIP TAYLOR

          A Song I Can Live With ** 1/2 


JAMES TAYLOR 

          James Taylor 
          Sweet Baby James 
          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 

          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) **** 


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 ***
          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 ***/ 


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 
          Tinsel and Lights 
          Record ***/ 


TIGERS ON TRAINS 

          Antarctica In Color *** 1/2 


TINARIWEN

          Tassili *** 1/2 
          Emmar *** 1/2  
          Elron ** 1/2


TINY TIM

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


T.O.L.D.

          Witches **


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  
          Songbook *** 1/2 
          American Tunes ***


BOUBACAR TRAORE

          Dounia Tabolo ** 


ROKIA TRAORE 

          Beautiful Africa *** 


RANDY TRAVIS 

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


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 


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) **


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) 


JEFF TWEEDY 

          Together At Last 
          Warm *** 
          Warmer 
 

STEVEN TYLER 

          We're All Somebody Somewhere **  


WILLIAM TYLER 

          Impossible Truth 
          Modern Country *** 


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 
          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 ** 
          Songs Of Innocence ** 1/2
          Songs Of Experience ** 1/2 


VAMPIRE WEEKEND 

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



FOY VANCE

          The Wild Swan ***


LUTHER VANDROSS

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


VAN HALEN

          MCMLXXXIV **


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 *** 


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

          b'lieve i'm goin'  down ***
          Lotta Sea Lice (w Courtney Barnett) *** 1/2 


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) *** 



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 



BUTCH WALKER 

          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 ***
          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 ***


DINAH WASHINGTON

          The Fats Waller Songbook aka Sings Fats Waller (1957) *** 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 *** 


ROGER WATERS

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


THE WEEKND 

          Beauty Behind The Madness ** 1/2


WEEZER

          Everything Will Be Alright In The End ***
          Weezer (White Album) *** 


GILLIAN WELCH 

          The Harrow and the Harvest *** 1/2 


PAUL WELLER 

          Stanley Road *** 1/2 
          Heavy Soul 
          22 Dreams 
          Saturn's Pattern ***  


KANYE WEST 

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


THE WHIGS 

          Modern Creation *** 



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 


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 
          Star Wars 
          Schmilco ** 1/2 


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 


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 


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


JONATHAN WILSON 

          Fanfare *** 


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 



MAC WISEMAN

           I Sang The Song ***/ 


PATRICK WOLF 

          Lupercalia *** 


PETER WOLF

          Sleepless ***           
          Midnight Souvenirs *** 1/2 
          A Cure For Loneliness *** 


NAT AND ALEX WOLFF


          Public Places ** 1/2      


LEE ANN WOMACK

          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

          Grace ***


X

          Los Angeles (1980) ** 


YEARS AND YEARS 


          Communion ** 1/2  
          Palo Santo *** 


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  


YO LA TENGO 

          Fade *** 


NEIL YOUNG

          Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere *** 1/2 
          After The Gold Rush 
          Live At The Cellar Door *** 
          Harvest ***
          On The Beach *** 1/2 
          Tonight's The Night 
          Decade *** 1/2 
          Rust Never Sleeps 
          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 *** 
          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 *** 


ZULI

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


ZZ TOP 

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


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 
          Black Panther ***/ 
          Blade Runner Original Soundtrack ***/
          Blade Runner Original Complete Score Bootleg **** 
          Blade Runner 2049 *** 
          Guardians Of The Galaxy Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1 *** 1/2          

VARIOUS ARTISTS

          Africa Screams Contest *** 1/2 
          Africa Screams Contest Vol. Two *** 1/2 
          Aloha Got Soul 1979-1985 ***            
          Bluesin' By The Bayou ** 1/2 
          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: More Country Hits *** 
          Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout: Bluegrass Gospel From The Pen Of Rick Lang *** 
          John Savage's 1966: The Year The Decade Exploded *** 
          Let The Good Times Roll: 40 Jumping R and B Classics *** 
          Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us *** 1/2 
          Nigeria Freedom Sounds: Popular Music and the Birth... ** 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 ***/ 
          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 

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