Sunday, April 05, 2020

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 
The Slow Rush *** 


C. TANGANA 

El Madrileño *** 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 
American Standard ** 


OTIS TAYLOR

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


TEYANA TAYLOR 

        Teyana Taylor -- The Album *** 1/2 

          
JACK TEAGARDEN

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


TEARS FOR FEARS

         The Hurting 
          Songs From The Big Chair 
          Sowing The Seeds Of Love ** 
          Rule The World: The Greatest Hits *** 


TEEENAGE FANCLUB

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


TEMPOREX 

        Care ** 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) 
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 


TAMMI TERRELL 

Irresistible *** 


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 
Laysongs ** 


HENRY THOMAS 

Bulldoze Blues (1927-1929) *** 1/2 


IRMA THOMAS 

After The Rain (2006) *** 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 
Grizzly Man soundtrack *** 
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) *** 
Bloody Noses eo *** 


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 
Heartbreaker Please *** 1/2   
Teddy & Jenni Do Porter & Dolly: A Tribute To Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton *** 1/2 (w Jenni Muldaur) 


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 


DWIGHT TILLEY 

        Sincerely *** 


TINARIWEN

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


TOOTS & THE MAYTALS 

        Funky Kingston *** 
        Got To Be Tough ** 1/2 


ALI FARKA TOURE 


In The Heart Of The Moon (w Toumani Diabate and Ry Cooder) **** 
Savane *** 1/2 
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  
          Worship & Faith ** 


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 
Buddies II: Still Buddies (w Jon Snodgrass) ** (but amusing)


TV ON THE RADIO 

          Dear Science ** 1/2 


JEFF TWEEDY 

          Together At Last 
          Warm *** 
          Warmer 
          Love Is The King *** 


TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB 

          Tourist History *** 
 

STEVEN TYLER 

          We're All Somebody Somewhere **  


WILLIAM TYLER 

Behold The Spirit *** 
Impossible Truth 
Modern Country *** 
Goes West ** 
New Vanitas ** 1/2 
First Cow soundtrack *** 


TYLER THE CREATOR 

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


CARRIE UNDERWOOD 

Some Hearts 
Carnival Ride 
Play On *** 
Blown Away ** 1/2 
Storyteller *** / 
Cry Pretty 
My Gift * 1/2 
My Savior **


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 *** 
          An Evening Of New York Songs And Stories *** 


LAURA VEIRS 

          July Flame *** 


CAETANO VELOSO 

        Transa (1972) *** 


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 *** 


MORGAN WADE 

Reckless ** 1/2


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) *** 
I'd Rather Lead A Band ** 1/2  


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 
Unfollow The Stars ***  


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 *** 


COLTER WALL 

Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs ** 1/2 


MORGAN WALLEN 

Dangerous: The Double Album ** 


M WARD (see also She & Him) 

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 
Migration Stories *** 
Think Of Spring ** 1/2 


JESSIE WARE 

What's Your Pleasure? *** 


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 
Kamasi Washington -- Becoming soundtrack ** 1/2 


KENNY WASHINGTON 

What's The Hurry *** 


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 *** 
Good Luck, Seeker ** 


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 
Storm Damage ** 1/2 
Storm Shelter ep *** 


GERARD WAY 

Hesitant Alien *** 


LIL WAYNE 

          Tha Carter **            
          Tha Carter IV ** 


THE WEATHER STATION 

Ignorance ** 


BEN WEBSTER 

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


FAYE WEBSTER 

          Atlanta Millionaire's Club ** 1/2 


THE WEEKND 

Beauty Behind The Madness ** 1/2


WEEZER

Blue Album 
Pinkerton **** 
Green Album *** 1/2 
Everything Will Be Alright In The End ***
Weezer (White Album) *** 
Teal ** 
OK Human ** 


GILLIAN WELCH 

The Harrow and the Harvest *** 1/2  
All The Good Times (w David Rawlings) ** 


PAUL WELLER 

Wild Wood *** 1/2 
Stanley Road *** 1/2 
Heavy Soul 
22 Dreams 
Wake Up The Nation ** 
Saturn's Pattern ***  
In Another Room ep ** 
On Sunset ***/ 


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  
Donda 


WEYES BLOOD 

Titanic Rising *** 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 *** 1/2 
Tommy ** 1/2 
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 
Ode To Joy *** 1/2 


WILDER WOODS 

Wilder Woods *** 


WILD FLAG 

Wild Flag *** 1/2 


IMMANUEL WILKINS 

Omega *** 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) ***  
          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 *** 1/2 
          +'Justments *** 1/2 
          Making Music ***
          Naked & Warm *** 
          Menagerie ** 1/2 
          'Bout Love ** 
          Watching You Watching Me ** 1/2 


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 *** 


STEVIE WONDER 

          For Once In  My Life 
          My Cherie Amour 
          Signed, Sealed & Delivered 
          Where I'm Coming From 
          Music Of My Mind *** 
          Talking Book *** 1/2 
          Innervisions **** 
          Fulfillingness' First Finale *** 1/2 
          Songs In The Key Of Life **** 
          Stevie Wonder's Journey Through "The Secret Life Of Plants"  ** 1/2 
          Hotter Than July *** 1/2 
          Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium Vol. 1 **** 
          The Woman In Red * 1/2  
          In Square Circle  ** 
          Characters ** 1/2 
          Jungle Fever ** 
          Conversation Peace ** 1/2 
          A Time To Love ** 
          


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 *** 


TAMMY WYNETTE 

D-I-V-O-R-C-E (1968) *** 


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 *** 
Young Shakespeare ***
Harvest ***
On The Beach *** 1/2 
Homegrown (2020 release recorded in 1975) *** 1/2 
Tonight's The Night *** 1/2 
Zuma *** 1/2 
Hitchhiker (2017 release recorded in 1976) ***
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 *** 
Archives Vol. I: 1963-1972 *** 1/2 
Americana ** 
Psychedelic Pill *** 1/2 
A Letter Home *** 
Storytone ***          
The Monsanto Years ** 
Peace Trail **
Earth * 
The Visitor ** 
Colorado *** 1/2 
Archives Vol. II: 1972-1976 *** 1/2 

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 *** 


YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX 

AM Waves *** 1/2 


TOWNES VAN ZANDT 

Townes Van Zandt (1969) *** 1/2 


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