Saturday, April 30, 2022

Music Library Artist List A-E

Pause: do iTunes library at BB King; 2008-2023 done  

2024 --  updated through #85 

My Library of Albums -- This isn't a list of every album I've ever owned or listened to...not even close. Instead, my Library includes all the albums I keep in my personal collection, all the albums of artists I admire (whether I liked every album or not) and any albums I liked (three stars or more). Once upon a time, if you walked into my home you'd see bookcases filled with compact discs. Later you'd have to browse my hard drive for digital downloads. Now, with so many titles accessed via streaming, you'll just have to take my word for it. These are the albums that make up my virtual library.

The library is heavily weighted towards recent years, since that's when I began keeping a record of everything I listened to. I try to fill in the blanks, but keep stumbling on odd omissions. I just realized I hadn't included anything by Peter Gabriel, for example! In other cases, it's been too long since I've listened to certain albums and I don't want to blithely slap on a rating. Do Elvis Costello's first two albums deserve 3 1/2 star or a perfect 4 stars? I need to spin them again before deciding. Sometimes, I just haven't listened to a lot by a certain act. I rally like AC/DC's Highway To Hell and Back In Black, for example. But I'm not much of a heavy metal fan and just haven't checked out much else by them, so far. ABBA's Gold is a masterpiece but I haven't included any of their 70s albums? Well, back in the 1980s, I wasn't ready to spend $15 to find out how good they were and I suspected they were more of a singles act. Now, when I can listen to any of their albums whenever I want, it's just a matter of time before I dig deeper.  

In other words, this is a never-ending work in progress. 

-- Michael


If you want a list of the best of the best, my favorite albums listed by year, go here:

BEST ALBUMS OF THE YEAR LIST



And now...

MY LIBRARY OF MUSIC -- LISTED BY ARTIST A-E



ABBA

ABBA Gold **** 
Voyager *** 


ABC

The Lexicon Of Love *** 1/2 
Look Of Love: The Very Best Of ABC ***  
The Lexicon Of Love II *** 



AC/DC 

Highway To Hell *** 1/2 
Back in Black **** 
Rock Or Bust ** 1/2 


BRYAN ADAMS 

Bare Bones ** 1/2 
Shine A Light ** 
So Happy It Hurts ** 1/2 


JOHN LUTHER ADAMS 

Become Ocean **** 
Become Desert *** 1/2 
Lines Made By Walking (2020) *** 
Become River *** 1/2 
Arctic Dreams ** 1/2 
Houses Of The Wind ** 1/2 
Sila: The Breath Of The World *** 
Darkness and Scattered Light (w Robert Black) ** 1/2


JOHNNY ADAMS 

Heart & Soul (1969) **** 
A Christmas In New Orleans With Johnny Adams (1975?) **
After All The Good Is Gone (1978) *** 1/2 
From The Heart (1984) *** 1/2 
After Dark (1985) ** 1/2 
Room With A View Of The Blues (1988) *** 1/2 
Walking On A Tightrope: The Songs Of Percy Mayfield (1989) *** 1/2 
The Real Me: Johnny Adams Sings Doc Pomus  (1991) *** 1/2 
Good Morning Heartache (1993) *** 1/2 
A Christmas In New Orleans with Johnny Adams (1994?) ** 
The Verdict (1995) **** 
One Foot In The Blues (1996) *** 1/2 
Man Of My Word (1998) ***/ 
Only Want To Be With You (2022) *** 1/2 
South Side Of Soul Street (The SSS Sessions) (2022) **** 



OLETA ADAMS

Third Set * 1/2


RYAN ADAMS

Heartbreaker *** 1/2 
Gold **** 
Demolition 
Rock N Roll ** 1/2 
Love Is Hell 
Cold Roses *** 
Jacksonville City Nights 
29 
Easy Tiger 
Cardinology ** 1/2 
Ryan Adams ** 1/2 
1989 *** 
Prisoner *** 
Big Colors ** 
FM ***/ 
Romeo & Juliet ** 1/2 



BARRY ADAMSON 

Moss Side Story (1989) ** 


UMUT ADAN 

Bahar ** 1/2 


CANNONBALL ADDERLEY 

Somethin' Else (1958) ****


ADELE 

19 *** 
21 *** 1/2 
25 ***/ 
30 *** 


CHRISTIAN SCOTT aTUNDE ADJUAH 

Ancestral Blues *** 1/2 


AEROMSITH

Aerosmith (1973) 
Rocks (1975) *** 1/2 
Greatest Hits (1980) *** 1/2 
Permanent Vacation (1987) ** 1/2 
Pump (1989) *** 


AFGHAN WIGS 

Gentlemen *** 1/2 
Do To The Beast ** 


AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE 

A Trip To Bolgatonga *** 1/2


AROOJ AFTAB 

Vulture Prince *** 1/2 


A-HA 

True North ** 1/2 


SHARHABIL AHMED 

The King of Sudanese Jazz *** 1/2 


PRISCILLA AHN 

When You Grow Up ** 1/2 


AIR 

Moon Safari *** 


AIR SUPPLY

Ultimate Air Supply ***  


AMBROSE AKINMUSURIE 

When The Heart Emerges Glistening *** 1/2 
On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment ** 1/2 
Beauty Is Enough (solo trumpet) *** 

          
ALABAMA SHAKES 

Boys and Girls ** 1/2 
Sound and Color *** 


THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT

Eye In The Sky (1982) ** 
Ultimate Alan Parsons Project ** 1/2 


THE ALARM 

The Best Of The Alarm ** 1/2  


DAMON ALBARN (see also Blur and Gorillaz) 

Mali Music *** 1/2 
The Good, The Bad and The Queen *** 1/2 
Everyday Robots *** 1/2 
The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure Flows The Stream ** 


JEREMIE ALBINO 

Tears You Hide *** 


PABLO ALBORÁN

Prometo ** 1/2 


JASON ALDEAN

My Kind Of Party ** 1/2  
Night Train *** 
Old Boots, New Dirt ** 1/2 
They Don't Know ** 1/2 
Rearview Town *** 
9 ** 
Macon ** 1/2 
Georgia *** 


ARTHUR ALEXANDER 

You Better Move On ** 1/2


ALGIERS

The Underside Of Power ** 1/2 


HENRY RED ALLEN 

The Incomparable Henry Red Allen: The Golden Years Vol. 1 **** 
The Incomparable Henry Red Allen: The Golden Years Vol. 2 *** 1/2 
The Incomparable Henry Red Allen: The Golden Years Vol. 3 *** 1/2  
The Incomparable Henry Red Allen: The Golden Years Vol. 4 *** 1/2  
Ride, Red, Ride In Hi-Fi aka World On A String (1957) **** 


TERRY ALLEN 

Lubbock (on everything) (1979) *** 


TONY ALLEN 

Rejoice! (w Hugh Masekala) *** 1/2 


MOSE ALLISON  

The Word From Mose (1964) ** 


THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

1971 Filmore East **** 
A Decade Of Hits: 1969-1979 *** 1/2 
Brothers And Sisters 


GREGG ALLMAN 

Low Country Blues *** 


HERB ALPERT 

Whipped Cream & Other Delights *** 1/2 
Christmas Album (1968) **** 
Over The Rainbow * 
Wish Upon A Star ** 


ALTAMEDA 

Born Losers *** 1/2 


DAVE ALVIN AND PHIL ALVIN 

Common Ground *** 
Lost Time ** 1/2


ALVVAYS 

Blue Rev *** 


AMADOU AND MARIAM

Sou Ni Tilé
Wati 
Dimanche à Bamako *** 1/2 
Welcome To Mali 
Folila *** 
La Confusion ** 1/2


RODRIGO AMARANTE 

Drama *** 1/2 


LES AMAZONES D'AFRIQUES

Republique Amazone ** 


SAM AMIDON 

Sam Amidon ** 


TORI AMOS 

Little Earthquakes 
Under The Pink 
Boys For Pele 
Midwinter Graces *** 1/2 


EAST ANDERSON  

Delilah ***/  


ERNESTINE ANDERSON  

Swings The Penthouse ***/  


LAURIE ANDERSON 

Big Science *** 1/2 
Mr Heartbreak *** 1/2 
United States Live **** 
Home Of The Brave *** 
Strange Angels ****
Bright Red 
Life On A String 
Homeland *** 
Landfall (w Kronos Quartet) ** 1/2 


BOB ANDREWS 

Shotgun *** 


THE ANDREWS SISTERS 

Greatest Hits **** 
The Original Hits *** 1/2 
Complete Bing Crosby and Andrew Sisters **** 
The Chesterfield Recordings (w Glenn Miller) *** 1/2   


HORACE ANDY 

Midnight Rocker *** 


ANIMAL COLLECTIVE 

Meriweather Post Pavilion *** 


THE ANIMALS 

The Animals ***\ 


KEREN ANN 

101 ** 1/2 


ANNIE AND THE BEEKEEPERS 

My Bonneville *** 


ANOHNI (SEE ALSO ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS)

Hopelessness *** 
My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross **


ANTIBALAS 

Antibalas *** 1/2 


ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS (see also Anohni) 

I Am A Bird Now *** 1/2 
Another World ep *** 1/2 
The Crying Light *** 
Swanlights ** 1/2 


APHEX TWIN 

Selected Ambient Works Vol. I (1992) 
Selected Ambient Works Vol. II (1994) *** 1/2  


OMAR APOLLO 

Ivory *** 
Live For Me ep *** 


FIONA APPLE 

When The Pawn... *** 1/2 
Extraordinary Machine 
Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Ever Will *** 1/2 
Fetch The Bolt Cutters *** 1/2 
          

KHAIRA ARBY 

 Timbuktu Tarab *** 


ARCADE FIRE

Funeral 
Neon Bible 
The Suburbs *** 1/2 
Reflektor ** 1/2 
Everything Now ** 
We *** 


DAVID ARCHULETA 

David Archuleta ** (but single "Crush" is ****) 
Winter In The Air ** 1/2 
Therapy Sessions ** 


ARCTIC MONKEYS (see also The Last Shadow Puppets) 

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not *** 1/2 
Favourite Worst Nightmare *** 1/2 
Humbug ** 1/2 
Suck It And See ** 
AM *** 1/2 
Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino *** 1/2 
The Car ** 1/2 


BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG 

Foreverly (w Norah Jones) *** 1/2 


LOUIS ARMSTRONG

The Complete Hot Fives and Sevens **** 
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1932-1933/1946-1947 **** 
Complete Decca Singles 1935-1946 ** 1/2 
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong: The Decca Duets (eight song playlist) **** 
Louis Armstrong and the Mills Brothers (1954) *** 1/2
Ella and Louis **** 
Ella and Louis Again *** 1/2 
I've Got The World On A String 
Meets Oscar Peterson (1957) **** 
Louis Under The Stars 
Porgy & Bess (w Ella Fitzgerald) ***
Bing and Satchmo (1960) *** 
The Complete Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong on Verve **** 
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong: The Complete Duet Recordings *** 1/2  
The Standard Oil Sessions ** 
Louie Wishes You A Cool Yule (2022) ***


OLAFUR ARNALDS 

Some Kind Of Peace *** 1/2 
Trying To Think Of Nothing ep *** 1/2 
It's 2am And I'm Not Tired Yet *** 


P.P. ARNOLD 

The New Adventures Of P.P. Arnold *** 


ASAKE 

Mr. Money With The Vibe *** 
Work Of Art *** 


ASHE 

Ashlyn ***


GREG ASHLEY 

Another Generation Of Slaves *** 1/2 


ASIA 

Asia *** 
Alpha ** 
Phoenix ** 
Gravitas ** 


ASLEEP AT THE WHEEEL 

Half A Hundred Years ** 


THE ASSOCIATES 

Sulk (1982) **


NICOLE ATKINS

Neptune City *** 1/2 
Mondo Amore ** 1/2 
Goodnight Rhonda Lee ** 1/2 
Italian Ice ** 


ATOMS FOR PEACE 

Amok *** 


SETH AVETT AND JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD


Sing Elliot Smith *** 


THE AVETT BROTHERS

Four Thieves Gone 
Emotionalism *** 
I And Love And You *** 1/2 
The Carpenter ** 1/2 
Maggie And The Dandelion ***  
True Sadness ** 
Closer Than Together ** 1/2


DAVID AXELROD 
 
Song Of Innocence (1968) *** 1/2


VIJAY AYER 

Accelarando *** 1/2 


AZTEC CAMERA 

High Land, Hard Rain *** 1/2 
Knife 
Love 
Stray 



BABYFACE AND TONI BRAXTON 

Love, Marriage and Divorce ***  


BACK DOOR SLAM 

Roll Away *** 

(see Davy Knowles) 


BACKSTREET BOYS 

The Hits *** 



BAD BUNNY 

X100Pre *** 1/2 
Oasis (w J Balvin) *** 
YHLQMDLG *** 1/2 
Las Que No Iban A Salir *** 
El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo *** 1/2 
Un Verano Sin Ti *** 1/2 
Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Mañana *** 1/2


THE BAD ENDS 

The Power and The Glory ** 1/2 


BADFINGER 

No Matter What: Revisiting The Hits ** 


BADLY DRAWN BOY 

Banana Skin Shoes ** 


ERYKAH BADU

New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) *** 1/2 
New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) ***  
But You Caint Use My Phone ** 


JOAN BAEZ 

Joan Baez 
Joan Baez, Vol. 2 
Joan Baez/5 
Noël 
Diamonds and Rust 
Day After Tomorrow *** 1/2 
Whistle Down The Wind *** 


DAN BAIRD

So Low ** 1/2 


ANITA BAKER 

Rapture (1986) *** 1/2 
The Best Of ** 1/2 
Christmas Fantasy **


CHET BAKER


The James Dean Story ** (but vocals on "Let Me Be Loved" good) 
Playboys aka Pictures Of Heath (w Art Pepper) *** 
(Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen To You *** 
Chet Baker In New York 
Chet Baker In Milan 
Chet Baker With 50 Italian Strings 
Blue Room: The 1979 Vara Sessions (1979/2003) *** 1/2 
The Best Of Chet Baker Sings ****


JULIEN BAKER

Turn Out The Lights ***


SHORTY BAKER 

Shorty & Doc (1961) *** 1/2 


BALIMAYA PROJECT 

Wolo So ***


KELSEA BALLERINI

Unapologetically ***/ 


J BALVIN 

Vibras *** 


THE BAND 

Music From Big Pink ****
The Band **** 
Stage Fright ** 1/2 
Cahoots *** 1/2 
Moondog Matinee 
Before The Flood (w Bob Dylan) 
Northern Lights -- Southern Cross *** 
The Basement Tapes (w Bob Dylan) **** 
Islands 
The Last Waltz **** 


BAND OF HORSES 

Cease To Begin 
Mirage Rock *** 


THE BANGLES 

All Over The Place *** 1/2 
Greatest Hits *** 1/2 


AZEALIA BANKS 

1991 *** 1/2 


CHRIS BARBER 

The Pye Jazz Anthology (2001) ** 1/2


MATTHEW BARBER

The Family Album ** 1/2 


BOBBY BARE 

Darker Than Light ** 1/2 


SARA BAREILLES 

The Blessed Unrest *** 
What's Inside: Songs From Waitress *** 1/2 
More Love: Songs From Little Voice, Season One ** 


BJ BARHAM

Rockingham ** 1/2


EMILIE-CLAIRE BARLOW 

Emilie-Claire Barlow -- Spark Bird ***


COURTNEY BARNETT

Double EP: A Sea Of Spilt Peas *** 1/2 
Sometimes I Just Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit *** 1/2
Lotta Sea Lice (w Kurt Vile) *** 1/2 
Tell Me How You Really Feel *** 
Things Take Time, Take Time *** 1/2 


MANDY BARNETT 

Winter Wonderland ** 1/2 
A Nashville Songbook ** 
Every Star Above ***/ 


RICHARD BARONE 

Cool Blue Halo *** 1/2 
Sorrows and Promises: Greenwich Village In The 1960s ** 1/2 


THE BARR BROTHERS 

The Barr Brothers *** 


RAY BARRETTO 

Indestructible (1976) *** 1/2 


KENNY BARRON  

Book Of Intuition *** 1/2 


THOMAS BARTLETT 

Shelter *** 


KISHI BASHI 

Lighght *** 


COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA 

Count Basie Swings Joe Williams Sings (1955) *** 
April In Paris (1957) *** 
One O'Clock Jump (w Joe Williams and Ella Fitzgerald) *** 
The Atomic Mr. Basie (1958) **** 
Ella and Basie! (w Count Basie) *** 1/2 
A Classy Pair (w Ella Fitzgerald) (1979) ** 1/2 
The Complete Decca Recordings (1992) *** 


BASTILLE 

Bad Blood ***
Give Me The Future ** 1/2 


JOE BATAAN 

Riot! (1970) ** 1/2 
St. Latin's Day Massacre (1971) *** 


CHRIS BATHGATE 

Salt Year *** 


JON BATISTE

The Music Of John Lewis (w Wynton Marsalis) *** 


BAUHAUS 

Mask (1981) ** 


THE BEACH BOYS 

All Summer Long (1964) ***/ 
The Beach Boys Christmas Album **
Today! *** 
Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) *** 
Beach Boys' Party! *
Pet Sounds **** 
Smile (from The Smile Sessions boxed set) *** 1/2 
Smiley Smiley *** (esp side two) 
Wild Honey ***  
Friends *** 1/2  
20/20 *** 1/2 
Sunflower (1970) *** 1/2  
Surf's Up ** 1/2 
Carl And The Passions -- "So Tough" ** 1/2 
Holland ** 1/2 
Endless Summer **** 
15 Big Ones ** 
The Beach Boys Love You (1977) *** 1/2 (but weird!) 
Sounds Of Summer *** 1/2 
That's Why God Made The Radio ** 1/2 


BEACH HOUSE 

Teen Dream ***   
7 *** 


JEFF BEAM 

Venus Flying Trapeze *** 


JOHN BEASLEY 

MONK'estra Plays John Beasley *** 1/2 



BEASTIE BOYS 

Licensed To Ill *** 1/2 
Paul's Boutique **** 
Check Your Head *** 1/2 
Ill Communication *** 1/2 
Hello Nasty 
To The 5 Boroughs 
The Mix-Up 
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two *** 
Beastie Boys Music **** 


THE BEAT SEE THE ENGLISH BEAT 


THE BEATLES

Please Please Me *** 1/2
With The Beatles *** 1/2  
A Hard Day's Night ****  
Beatles For Sale *** 1/2 
Help **** 
Rubber Soul **** 
Revolver **** 
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ****
Magical Mystery Tour **** 
The Beatles (White Album) **** 
The Beatles (White Album) Esher Demos on 2018 boxed set *** 
Yellow Submarine * 
Abbey Road **** 
Get Back (orig Let It Be, 1969 version Glynis Johns) *** 1/2 
Get Back (orig Let It Be, 1970 version Glynis Johns) *** 1/2 
Let It Be *** 1/2  
The Beatles 1962-1966 (Red Album) **** 
The Beatles 1967-1970 (Blue Album) ****
Past Masters, Volume One *** 1/2  
Past Masters, Volume Two **** 
Live At The BBC ***
Anthology 1 *** 1/2  
Anthology 2 *** 1/2 
Anthology 3 *** 1/2 
Yellow Submarine Songtrack ****
1 ****
Let It Be...Naked ***
The Beatles In Mono ****
The Beatles Stereo Box Set *** 1/2  
The Beatles Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Boxed Set **** 
The Beatles Revolver Super Deluxe Boxed Set w extras (1966/2022) **** 


RYAN BEATTY 

Calico ***/ 


BEAU BRUMMELS 

Bradley's Barn *** 


THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH 

Carry On Up The Charts: The Best Of The Beautiful South ***/ 


BE BP DELUXE (see also Bill Nelson) 

Futurama (1975) *** 


BECK

Mellow Gold ** 1/2  
One Foot In The Grave *** 
Odelay *** 1/2 
Mutations *** 
Midnite Vultures ** 1/2 
Sea Change **** 
Guero 
The Information 
Modern Guilt *** 
Morning Phase *** 1/2 
Colors ** 
Hyperspace *** 1/2 


BEDOUINE

Bedouine ** 1/2 


THE BEE GEES 

Horizontal  
Odessa 
Best Of Bee Gees 
Best Of Bee Gees, Vol. 2 
Main Course 
Saturday Night Fever (various artists) *** 1/2 
Spirits Having Flown 
Bee Gees Greatest 
 

BIX BEIDERBECKE 

Frankie Trumbauer and Bix Beiderbecke -- Bix and Tram (1927) ****


BEIRUT

Gulag Orkestar
The Flying Club Cup 
March Of The Zapotec 
No No No ** 


HARRY BELAFONTE 

Calypso (1956) *** 
To Wish You A Merry Christmas (1958) *** 
Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (1959) *** 1/2 


ADRIAN BELEW 

Mr Music Head ** 1/2 ("Oh Daddy" a keeper)


DRAKE BELL 

Telegraph *** 
It's Only Time *** 1/2 
Ready Steady Go! ***/ 
The Lost Album *** 
Sesiones En Casa ***


BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

Tigermilk *** 1/2 
If You're Feeling Sinister *** 1/2 
Lazy Line Painter Jane *** 
The Boy With The Arab Strap *** 1/2 
Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant  *** 
Storytelling 
Dear Catastrophe Waitress 
The Life Pursuit 
How To Solve Our Human Problems Part 1 EP *** 
Days Of The Bagnold Summer *** 
Late Developers ** 


THE BELLE BRIGADE 

Just Because ***/ 


BEMBEYA JAZZ NATI0ONAL 

Bembeya  
The Syliphone Years  ****  


JORGE BEN 

Samba Esquerra Novo (1963) *** 1/2 
Jorge Ben **** 
Fôrça Bruta 
Negro é Lindo 
Ben 
10 Anos Depois 
A Tabua de Esmeralda (1974) *** 1/2 
Africa Brasil (1976) **** 
Gil e Jorge (w Gilberto Gil) 


PAT BENATAR 


Crimes of Passion **  
Greatest Hits (2005 20 track comp) ** 1/2  



ALEC BENJAMIN 

Narrated For You *** 
These Two Windows *** 
(Un)Commentary ***/ 


BEN L'ONCLE SOUL 

A Coup de Reves *** 1/2


TONY BENNETT 

The Beat Of My Heart *** 1/2
I Left My Heart In San Francisco ****   
Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall  ****  
When Lights Are Low  ****  
If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set **** 
The Movie Song Album *** 
Snowfall ** 1/2  
The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album ****
Together Again (w Bill Evans) *** 
Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist *** 
Perfectly Frank ***
Steppin' Out *** 1/2  
MTV Unplugged *** 
Here's To The Ladies ** 1/2  
Tony Bennett On Holiday *** 
The Playground **
A Wonderful World (w kd lang) *** 1/2  
Duets: An American Classic * 1/2 
A Swingin' Christmas (w Count Basie) *** 
Cheek To Cheek (w Lady Gaga) ** 1/2 
The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern *** 1/2 
Love Is Here To Stay (w Diana Krall) *** 1/2  
Love For Sale (w Lady Gaga) ** 1/2


GEORGE BENSON 

The Best Of George Benson ** 
Walking To New Orleans ** 
Beyond The Blue Horizon * 1/2 


DIERKS BENTLEY 

Up On The Ridge ***  


TIM BERNARDES 

Mil Coisas Invisívies ** 1/2 


BERNHOFT

The Morning Comes ep ** 1/2


CHUCK BERRY

After School Session (1957) ** 1/2 
The Great 28 ****
Chuck * 1/2 


BEST COAST 

Crazy For You *** 1/2            
The Only Place *** 
Fade Away *** 


BETA BAND 

The Three E.P.s ****
The Beta Band  *** 
Hot Shots II 
Heroes To Zeros 
Year Of Love ** 1/2 


BETA RADIO 

Seven Sisters **** 
Colony Of Bees *** 1/2 
Ancient Transition *** 1/2 
All Remains ep *** 
Way Of Love ep ** 1/2 


THE BETHS 

Experts In A Dying Field *** 


BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER 

Better Oblivion Community Center ***\ 


ANDY BEY 

American Song *** 1/2 
Ain't Necessarily So *** 1/2 


BEYONCÉ

Dangerously In Love ** 1/2 
I Am...Sasha Fierce **
4 **
Beyoncé ** 1/2
Lemonade ** (visual album ***) 


B-52'S 

The B-52's 
Wild Planet 
Bouncing Off The Satellites 
Funplex 



LEON BIBB 

Foment, Ferment, Free...Free (1969) ** 


JUSTIN BIEBER 

Under The Mistletoe ** 1/2 
Justice *** 1/2 


BIG BOI

Boomiverse ** 1/2 


BIG MAYBELLE

The Complete King, Okeh and Savoy Singles *** 


BIG STAR 

#1 Record **** 
Radio City *** 1/2 
Third/Sister Lovers *** 
In Space 


BIG THIEF

Capacity ** 1/2 
Two Hands ** 
Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You **  


BILL & THE BELLES 

Happy Again (produced by Teddy Thompson) ** 1/2 


RYAN BINGHAM 

Roadhouse Sun ** 


BINKER AND MOSES 

Feeding The Machine *** 1/2 


JADE BIRD

Something American ***


BIRDY 

Young At Heart *** 


BJORK

Bjork  
Debut 
Post 
Homogenic 
Vespertine  
Medulla 
Volta 
Biophilia 
Vulnicura 
Utopia *** 
Fossorra ** 1/2 


CLINT BLACK 

 Killin' Time (1989) ***/ 


THE BLACK CROWES 

Shake Your Money Maker (1990) *** 1/2 
Before The Frost...Until The Freeze *** 1/2 


BLACK HOLLIES 

Softly Towards The Light *** 


THE BLACK KEYS 

Brothers *** 
El Camino *** 
Turn Blue ** 1/2 


BLACK PUMAS 

Chronicles Of A Diamond (2023) *** 1/2


JAMES BLAKE

James Blake *** 
The Colour In Anything ** 


NORMAN BLAKE 

Day By Day ** 1/2


RAN BLAKE 

Short Life Of Barbara Monk (1986) *** 


ART BLAKEY / THE JAZZ MESSENGERS 

A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1 (1954) ****
A Night At Birdland, Vol. 2 (1954) ****
A Night At Birdland, Vol. 3 (1954) ****
A Night In Tunisia (1957) **** 
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonius Monk (1958) *** 1/2 
Moanin' (1959) **** 


THE BLASTERS 

Mandatory: The Best Of The Blasters (2023) *** 1/2 


CARLA BLEY 

Life Goes On *** 1/2 


PAUL BLEY 

Time Will Tell (1995) *** 
Play Blue: The Oslo Concert *** 


MARY J BLIGE 

London Sessions *** 1/2 


THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA 

The Gospel At Colonus ast album **** 
There Will Be A Light (w Ben Harper) 
Atom Bomb 
Down In New Orleans *** 
Talkin' Christmas (w Taj Mahal) ** 
Work To Do (w Marc Cohn) ** 1/2 
The Blind Boys Of Alabama -- Echoes Of The South *** 


CHARLY BLISS

Guppy *** 1/2 


BLONDIE 

Parallel Lines *** 1/2 
The Best Of Blondie *** 1/2 
Ghosts Of Downloads ** 1/2 


BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS 

Child Is Father To The Man (1968) ** 


LUKA BLOOM 

Head and Heart ** 


MIKE BLOOM 

King Of Circles *** 1/2 


JAKE BLOUNT 

Spider Tales *** 1/2 
The New Faith ** 


BLUE MAGIC 

Blue Magic *** 1/2 


THE BLUE NILE see also PAUL BUCHANAN

A Walk Across The Rooftops **** 
Hats ****
Peace At Last ***
High ** 1/2 


BLUR 

Leisure 
Modern Life Is Rubbish 
Parklife (1994) *** 1/2 
The Great Escape *** 1/2 
Blur 
13 
Think Tank 
The Magic Whip *** 
The Ballad Of Darren ** 1/2 


ARTHUR BLYTHE 

Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1979) *** 1/2 


THE BO KEYS 

Got To Get Back *** 


BOMBA ESTEREO

Ayo *** 
Deja ***  


BOMBINO 

Agadez **** 
Nomad *** 1/2            
Deran *** 


JUSTIN BOND 

Dendrophile ** 


BONES

Skinny *** 1/2 
Powder *** 1/2 
HateToBreakItToYou ***            
Disgrace *** 
Seabed (w Chris Travis) *** 
IFeelLikeDirt ***  
Damaged Goods ** 1/2 
Remains *** 
2MillionBlunts ** 1/2 


BON IVER 

For Emma, Forever Ago *** 1/2 
Bon Iver ***/ 
22, A Million 
i, i  *** 
          

BONNIE PRINCE BILLY 

I See A Darkness (1999) ***\ 

Superwolves **1/2 (w Matt Sweeney) 
Singers Grave -- A Sea Of Tongues ** 1/2 


BONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN 

Bonny Light Horseman ***


BONOBO

Migration ** 


BENJAMIN BOOKER 

Benjamin Booker *** 1/2 


JAMES BOOKER 

Classified **** Expanded Edition *** 1/2 


BOOKER T AND THE MGS

Green Onions *** 1/2 
Uptight ** 1/2 
The Road From Memphis (a Booker T. Jones) ** 1/2 


BOSTON 

Boston (1976) *** 1/2 
Don't Look Back 
Third Stage 
Life, Love and Hope ** 


DAVID BOWIE

David Bowie/Space Oddity 
The Man Who Sold The World ** 1/2 
Hunky Dory **** 
The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars *** 1/2
Aladdin Sane *** 1/2 
Pin Ups *** 
Diamond Dogs ***/ 
Young Americans *** 
Station To Station *** 1/2 
Low ****
Heroes **** 
Lodger ****
Scary Monsters *** 1/2 
Let's Dance ***
Tonight ** 1/2
Never Let Me Down 
Tin Machine ** 
Tin Machine II
Black Tie White Noise *** 
Outside
Earthling
Hours
Heathen **** 
Reality *** 
The Next Day *** / 
Blackstar *** 1/2
Lazarus EP *** 1/2 


AL BOWLLY 

Proud Of You *** 



BOY AND BEAR 

Moonfire *** 1/2 


BOYGENIUS 

The Record *** 1/2 
The Rest ep *** 


BOY GEORGE 

This Is What I Dub Vol. 1 ** 


CHARLES BRADLEY

No Time For Dreaming **            
Victim Of Love ***           
Changes ** 


RUBY BRAFF 

The Grand Reunion (1972?) (w Ellis Larkins) *** 1/2 
2X2 (1994?) (w Ellis Larkins) *** 1/2 
Calling Berlin, Vol. 1 (w Ellis Larkins) (1996) **** 
Calling Berlin, Vol. 2 (with Ellis Larkins) (1997) *** 1/2


BILLY BRAGG

Tooth and Nail ** 1/2
Mermaid Avenue Vol I (w Wilco) *** 1/2 
Mermaid Avenue Vol. II (w Wilco) *** 1/2 
Mr. Love & Justice ** 1/2 
Shine A Light (w Joe Henry) *** 


MICHELLE BRANCH 

The Trouble With Fever ** 


JAY BRANNAN 

Goddamned *** 


BRAN VAN 3000 

The Garden *** 


ANTHONY BRAXTON 

For Alto (1971) *** 1/2 


TONI BRAXTON AND BABYFACE 

Love, Marriage and Divorce ***  


JACQUES BREL 

Ces Gen-la aka Jef (1966) *** 


PHOEBE BRIDGERS 

Punisher ***/ 


LEON BRIDGES 

Coming Home ** 
Good Thing ***  
Gold-Digger Sound ** 


BRIGHT EYES (SEE ALSO CONOR OBERST) 

Lifted, or The Story is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground *** 1/2  
A Christmas Album ** 1/2 
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning *** 1/2 
Digital Ash In A Digital Urn 
Cassadaga ** 1/2 
The People's Key *** 
Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was *** 


BROADWAY SHOWS

See Cast Albums at bottom of list


BROCKHAMPTON

Saturation **1/2 
Ginger *** 
Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine *** 
The Family ** 1/2 


PETER BRODERICK

Home *** 1/2 
Partners ** 


BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE

Hug of Thunder ** 


DAVID BROMBERG 

The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But The Blues ** 1/2 


GARTH BROOKS 

No Fences * 1/2 


MARC BROUSSARD 

Marc Broussard *** 1/2 


CLIFFORD BROWN 

Clifford Brown and Max Roach -- Study In Brown (1955) **** 
Clifford Brown -- Clifford Brown with Strings (1955) ** 1/2



DANNY BROWN 

Old *** 1/2 


DENNIS BROWN 

The Crown Prince Of Reggae: 1972-1985 *** 


MAURICE BROWN 

Mobetta Christmas (instrumentals Silent Night and White Christmas keepers) ** 


JACKSON BROWNE 

For Everyman ** 1/2  
Late For The Sky *** 
The Pretender ***  
Running On Empty *** 1/2  
Lawyers in Love ** 1/2 
Lives in The Balance ** 1/2 
World in Motion ** 1/2 
I'm Alive ** 
Love Is Strange (w David Lindley) *** 
Standing In The Breach ** 1/2 
Downhill From Everywhere ** 


ROLANDO BRUNO 

Bailazo ** 1/2 


BTS 

Map Of The Soul: Persona ** 


CHICO BUARQUE 

Construçao (1971) ***


MICHAEL BUBLÉ 

Nobody But Me ** 1/2  
Higher ** 

 
PAUL BUCHANAN (see also The Blue Nile)

Mid Air ****


LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM

Go Insane *** 1/2 
Out Of The Cradle *** 
Under The Skin ** 1/2 
Gift Of Screws ** 1/2 
Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie ** 1/2 
Lindsey Buckingham ***/ 


BETTY BUCKLEY 

1967 
With One Look 
Heart To Heart 
Ghostlight 
Hope *** 


HAROLD BUDD 

Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror (1980) (w Brian Eno) **** 
The Pearl (w Brian Eno) *** 1/2 
Mysterious Skin (score) *** 1/2 
Another Flower *** 1/2


THE BUDOS BAND 

Long In The Tooth *** 
Frontier's Edge ep *** 


BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB 

Buena Vista Social Club **** 
BVSC Presents Ibrahim Ferrer *** 1/2 
At Carnegie Hall *** 
Mambo Sinuendo w Manuel Galbán *** 


BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD 

Buffalo Springfield *** 
Buffalo Springfield Again *** 
Last Time Around *** 1/2 


JIMMY BUFFETT 

A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean *** 
Living and Dying In 3/4 Time ** 
A1A * 1/2 
Havana Daydreaming ** 
Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes ** 1/2 
Son Of A Son Of A Sailor ** 
Volcano ** 
Coconut Telegraph ** 1/2 
Somewhere Over China ** 
One Particular Harbor ** 1/2 
Riddles In The Sand ** 
Songs You Know By Heart *** 1/2 
Last Mango In Paris * 1/2 
Floridays * 1/2 
License To Chill *** 
Buried Treasure, Vol. 1 ** 
Life On The Flip Side ** 1/2 
Songs You Don't Know By Heart ***/ 
Equal Strain On All Parts ** 1/2 


JAKE BUGG

Jake Bugg ***           
Shangri-La ***           
On My One ** 
Hearts That Strain * 1/2 


BUILT TO SPILL 


There's Nothing Wrong With Love ** 1/2  


JULIA BULLOCK 

Walking In The Dark *** 


GINA BURCH 

I Play My Bass Loud *** 1/2 


PAUL BURCH 

Words Of Love: Songs Of Buddy Holly *** 


TIM BURGESS 

Typical Music ** 


SOLOMN BURKE 

Rock 'n' Soul *** 1/2 
Don't Give Up On Me *** 1/2 
Make Do With What You Got *** 1/2 
Nashville ****  


BURNA BOY 

African Giant ** 1/2 


BURNING SPEAR 

Marcus Garvey *** 1/2           
Garvey's Ghost *** 1/2 


KENNY BURRELL 

Have Yourself  Soulful Little Christmas (1966) ** 
Ellington Is Forever Vol. 1 (1975) **** 
Ellington Is Forever Vol. 1 (1977) *** 1/2 


ANDY BURROWS 

Reasons To Stay Alive (w Matt Haig) *** 1/2 


GARY BURTON 

Hotel Hello  (w Steve Swallow) (1975) *** 1/2


SAM BURTON 

Dear Departed ** 1/2 


KATE BUSH 

The Kick Inside **** 
Lionheart *** 
Never For Ever *** 
The Dreaming *** 1/2  
Hounds Of Love **** 
The Sensual World *** 1/2 
The Red Shoes ** 
Aerial **** 
Director's Cut *** 
50 Words For Snow ***/ 


HENRY BUTLER 

Vu-Du Menz (w Corey Harris) *** 1/2 
Viper's Drag (w Steven Bernstein) *** 1/2 


BUZZARD BUZZARD BUZZARD 

Backhand Deals *** 1/2 


BUZZCOCKS 

Another Music In A Different Kitchen (1978) *** 1/2 
Love Bites (1978) 
Singles Going Steady (1979) *** 1/2 


CHARLIE BYRD 

Jazz Samba with Stan Getz (1962) **** 


DONALD BYRD 

Chant (1961) *** 1/2


THE BYRDS 

Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) *** 
Turn! Turn! Turn! (1965) *** 
Fifth Dimension 
Younger Than Yesterday (1967) *** 
The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968) *** 1/2 
Sweethearts Of The Rodeo **** 


DAVID BYRNE 

My Life in The Bush Of Ghosts (w Brian Eno) *** 
Rei Momo *** 
Uh-Oh 
David Byrne 
Feelings 
Look Into The Eyeball 
Grown Backwards 
Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (w Brian Eno) *** 
         

LAURENT CABASSO

Gabriel Pierne: Chamber Music For Piano and Violin (w Gaetane Prouvost) (2008) ***


THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS

You're Dreaming **1/2 
One Day ** 1/2 


THE CADILLAC THREE 

The Years Go Fast ** 1/2 


DANIEL CAESAR

Freudian *** 1/2 
Case Study 01 *** 
Never Enough ** 1/2 


CAFÉ TACUBA

Jei Beibi ** 1/2 


CAGE THE ELEPHANT 

Melophobia *** 1/2 
Tell Me I'm Pretty ***/ 
Social Cues *** 


JOHN CALE 

Paris 1919 *** 
Songs For Drella (w Lou Reed) 
Wrong Way Up (w Brian Eno) *** 1/2 
Mercy ** 1/2 


BILL CALLAHAN 

Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle ** 1/2 
Shepherd In Sheepskin Vest *** 


CAMILLO 

Mis Manos *** 
De Adentro Pa Afuera *** \ 


GLEN CAMPBELL

Gentle On My Mind ** 1/2 
By The Time I Get To Phoenix  *** 
That Christmas Feeling (1968) * 
Bobbie Gentry and Glenn Campbell ** 1/2 
Wichita Lineman *** 
Ghosts On The Canvas *** 1/2           
Adios ***


LARRY CAMPBELL AND TERESA WILLIAMS

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams *** 1/2 
Contraband Love *** 1/2


NATANAEL CANO 

Nata Montana ***/ 


LEWIS CAPALDI

Bloom *** 1/2


CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

Safe As Milk (1967) *** 1/2 
Trout Mask Replica *** 1/2
Doc At the Radar Station *** 1/2 


GEORGE CARLIN 

AM/FM *** 1/2 


BRANDI CARLISLE 


By The Way, I Forgive You *** 1/2 
In These Silent Days *** 1/2 


CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS 

Genuine Negro Jigs *** 1/2 


MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER 

The Things That We Are Made Of ** 1/2 
Sometimes Just The Sky ** 
The Dirt and The Stars ** 


THE CARPENTERS 

Close To You ** 
Carpenters (The Tan Album) ** 1/2 
A Song For You ** 1/2 
Now and Then ** (but side one and title track ***) 
The Singles (1969-1973) *** 1/2 
Horizon ** 1/2 (side one very strong) 
A Kind of Hush ** 
Passage * 1/2 
Christmas Portrait *** 
Made in America ** 
Voice Of The Heart * 1/2 
          

THE CARS

The Cars *** 1/2
Candy-O ***
Shake It Up ** 1/2
Heartbeat City ***\
Greatest Hits (1985) *** 1/2


CAR SEAT HEADREST

Teen Style ***
Teens Of Denial *** 1/2 


BETTY CARTER 

Ray Charles and Betty Carter *** 1/2 


CARLENE CARTER 

Musical Shapes (1980) ***  


JAMES CARTER 

Caribbean Rhapsody *** 


RON CARTER 

Chemistry (w Houston Person) ***


ELIZA CARTHY

Big Machine *** 


MARTIN CARTHY AND ELIZA CARTHY 

The Moral Of The Elephant ** 1/2 


CARTOLA 

Cartola II (1976) *** 1/2 


NEKO CASE 


Middle Cyclone ***            
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight ***           
Hell-On *** 


PETER CASE

Peter Case *** 1/2 
The Man With The Blue, Post-Modern, Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar ** 1/2 
Flying Saucer Blues 
HWY 62 ** 
The Midnight Broadcast *** 


JOHNNY CASH 

The Christmas Spirit * 
At Fulsom Prison **** 
At San Quentin *** 1/2 
Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town ** 1/2 
Water From The Wells Of Home ** 
The Mystery Of Life ** 
American Recordings **** 
American II: Unchained *** 1/2 
American III: Solitary Man *** 1/2 
American IV: The Man Comes Around **** 
Unearthed (boxed set) **** 
My Mother's Hymn Book **** 
American V: A Hundred Highways *** 1/2 
American VI: Ain't No Grave *** 
Out Among The Stars ** 


ROSEANNE CASH 

Seven Year Ache 
Somewhere In The Stars 
Rhythm and Romance 
King's Record Shop **** 
Interiors **** 
The Wheel 
Black Cadillac *** 1/2 
The List ***  
The River and The Thread 
She Remembers Everything *** 1/2 


EVA CASSIDY

Songbird ** 1/2 
I Can Only Be Me *** 



NICK CAVE 

Murder Ballads *** 1/2
The Boatman's Call *** 1/2 
No More Shall We Part 
Nocturama 
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus *** 1/2 
Dig, Lazarus, Digg!! *** 1/2 
Push The Sky Away 
Skeleton Tree *** 
Ghosteen *** 1/2 
Idiot Prayer (Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace) *** 
Carnage ***/ (w Warren Ellis) 


CELESTE 

Not Your Muse *** 


SARAH MARY CHADWICK 

Me And Ennui Are Friends, Baby ** 1/2


KASEY CHAMBERS

Rattlin' Bones (w Shane Nicholson) *** 1/2             
Wreck and Ruin (w Shane Nicholson) *** 1/2 
Bittersweet **           
Dragonfly *** 1/2 
Campfire *** /  


CHANCE THE RAPPER

Coloring Book *** 1/2


TOM CHAPLIN

Twelve Tales Of Christmas * 1/2


MICHAEL CHAPMAN

Rainmaker (1969) ** 1/2 
50 *** 


BILL CHARLAP 

Love Is Here To Stay (w Sandy Stewart) *** 1/2 
Double Portrait ** 1/2 
Something To Remember (w Sandy Stewart) ***          
The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern (w Tony Bennett) *** 1/2
Notes From New York ** 
Street Of Dreams ** 1/2 


THE CHARLATANS 

Tellin' Stories (1997) *** 


RAY CHARLES 

Soul Brothers (w Milt Jackson) (1958) *** 
Yes Indeed!
Ray Charles At Newport (1958) *** 
The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959) *** 1/2 
In Person (1960) ** 1/2 
The Genius Hits The Road 

Dedicated To You 
Genius+ Soul + Jazz 
Ray Charles and Betty Carter *** 1/2 
The Genius Sings The Blues *** 1/2 
Soul Meeting (w Milt Jackson) ** 1/2 
The Genius After Hours (1961) *** 1/2 
The Genius Sings The Blues *** 1/2 
Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music **** 
Greatest Hits 
Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music Volume Two **** 
Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul 
Sweet & Sour Tears 
Have A Smile With Me
A Message From The People 
The Spirit Of Christmas ** 
The Birth Of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings **** 
Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection **** 
The Complete Country and Western Recordings *** 1/2 
Genius Loves Company ** 
Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) *** 1/2 
Ray Sings, Basie Swings ** 


CHARLIE XCX 

Crash ** 1/2 


CHATHAM COUNTY LINE 

Strange Fascination ** 


CHEAP TRICK

Cheap Trick ***  
In Color *** 
Heaven Tonight *** 1/2 
Dream Police 
All Shook Up **  
One On One 
Next Position, Please (The Authorized Version) (1983) *** 1/2 
Busted 5 
The Latest *** 1/2 
Bang, Zoom, Crazy...hello ** 1/2 
Christmas Christmas *** 
In Another World *** 1/2


DOC CHEATHAM 

Shorty & Doc (1961) *** 1/2 


THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS 

Dig Your Own Hole (1997) *** 


CLIFTON CHENIER 

King Of The Bayous: I'm Coming Home (1992) *** 1/2


CHER 

Christmas ** 1/2


CYRUS CHESTNUT 

Journeys *** 1/2 


CHIC 

Real People **


THE CHICKS AKA DIXIE CHICKS 

Wide Open Spaces ** 1/2 
Fly *** 
Home *** 1/2 
Taking The Long Way Home ***  
Gaslighter *** 


THE CHIEFTAINS 

Irish Heartbeat (w Van Morrison) *** 1/2 
The Bells Of Dublin *** 1/2 
San Patricio *** 


TYLER CHILDERS

Purgatory ***


CHILDISH GAMBINO

Awaken, My Love! ** 1/2 


COREY CHISEL 

Cabin Ghosts ep ***  
Old Believers *** 


RALPHIE CHOO 

Supernova ***


THE CHORDETTES 

Collection 1951-1962 ** 1/2 


TIM CHRISTENSEN 

Honeyburst! *** 1/2 
Pure McCartney *** 1/2 


JUNE CHRISTY 

Something Cool (1954) *** 1/2 
The Misty Miss Christy (1956) ** 


CHROMEO 

White Women ***/ 


CHRONIXX

Chronology *** 


ERIC CHURCH 

The Outsiders *** 
Desperate Man *** 
Soul ** 1/2


CHVRCHES 

The Bones Of What You Believe (2013) **


CIMARRON 

Orinoco ***  


THE CIVIL WARS 

Barton Hollow *** 
The Civil Wars *** 1/2 


ERIC CLAPTON

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs *** 1/2
Unplugged *** 1/2
From The Cradle **
Riding With The King (w BB King) *** 1/2 
Play The Blues (w Wynton Marsalis) *** 1/2 
Happy Xmas * 1/2 


ALICE CLARK 

Alice Clark (1972) *** 1/2 


BRANDY CLARK

12 Stories *** 
Big Day In A Small Town ** 
Your Life Is A Record *** 1/2 
Brandy Clark ** 1/2 


GARY CLARK JR 

This Land ** 


GENE CLARK 

No Other (1974) *** 1/2


GUY CLARK 

Old No. 1 (1975) *** 
My Favorite Picture Of You *** 1/2 


PETULA CLARK

From Now On ***/ 


SONNY CLARK 

The Sonny Clark Trio *** 1/2 


VINCE CLARKE 

Songs Of Silence ** 1/2


KELLY CLARKSON

Piece By Piece *** 
Meaning Of Life ** 1/2 
Wrapped In Red *** 
When Christmas Comes Around **  


THE CLASH 

The Clash *** 1/2 
Give 'em Enough Rope *** 1/2 
London Calling **** 
Sandinista! 
Combat Rock *** 


JON CLEARY 

So Swell *** 


JIMMY CLIFF 

The Harder They Come **** 
The Best Of Jimmy Cliff (1975) **** 
Refugees ** 1/2 


PATSY CLINE 

Patsy Cline (1957) *** 1/2 
Showcase (1961) **** 
Sentimentally Yours (1962) ***
The Patsy Cline Story ****
Patsy Cline's 12 Greatest Hits ****


ROSEMARY CLOONEY 

Tenderly 
Blue Rose *** 1/2 
Ring Around Rosie 
Swing Around Rosie 
Fancy Meeting You Here (w Bing Crosby) * 1/2 
Rosie Swings Softly 
Clap Hands! Here Comes Rosie! 
Rosie Solves The Swingin' Riddle 
Sings Country Hits From The Heart (1963) ** 1/2
Love *** 1/2 
Do You Miss New York? *** 1/2 
Still On The Road *** 1/2 
Demi-Centennial *** 
Dedicated To Nelson *** 
White Christmas 
Brazil (w John Pizzaerelli) 


JOE COCKER 

Mad Dogs & Englishmen (1970) ** 1/2


COCONUT RECORDS 

Nighttiming (2007) ** 1/2 


COCTEAU TWINS 

Treasure (1984) ** 
Heaven Or Las Vegas (1990) ** 1/2 


LEONARD COHEN 

Songs of Leonard Cohen **** 
Songs From A Room ***  
Songs Of Love and Hate **1/2   
New Skin For The Old Ceremony ** 
Death Of A Ladies' Man * 1/2 
Recent Songs ***/ 
Various Positions *** 1/2 
I'm Your Man *** 1/2 
The Future  
Ten New Songs 
Dear Heather  
Old Ideas  *** 1/2 
Popular Problems ***/ 
Can't Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour *** 
You Want It Darker *** 1/2 
Thanks For The Dance *** 
Various Artists -- Here It Is: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen ** 1/2 
Hallelujah & Songs From His Albums *** 


COLDPLAY 

Parachutes *** 
A Rush Of Blood To The Head *** 1/2 
X and Y ** 1/2 
Viva La Vida or death and All His Friends ** 1/2 
Mylo Xyloto ** 
Ghost Stories ** 1/2 
          

FREDDY COLE

Singin' The Blues ** 1/2 
My Mood Is You ** 1/2 


J COLE

2014 Forest Hills Drive *** 1/2 
4 Your Eyez Only ** 1/2 


LLOYD COLE 

Rattlesnakes *** 1/2 
Easy Pieces 
Mainstream 
Lloyd Cole 
Don't Get Weird On Me Babe 
Bad Vibes 
Standards *** 
Guesswork *** 
On Pain *** 


NATALIE COLE 

Unforgettable...With Love ** 1/2 


NAT KING COLE

Love Is The Thing (1957) ** 1/2 
After Midnight (1957) ****
Songs From "St. Louis Blues" (1958) **** 
Destination Moon ** 1/2 


ORNETTE COLEMAN 

This Is Our Music (1961) *** 1/2


JUDY COLLINS

Colors Of The Day: Best Of Judy Collins ** 1/2 
Silver Skies Blue (w Ari Hest) *** 1/2  
A Love Letter To Sondheim 
Everybody Knows (w Stephen Stills) ** 1/2 
Strangers Again **
Winter Stories (w Jonas Fjeld) *** 1/2 
Spellbound ***/ 


PHIL COLLINS

Face Value *** 
Hello, I Must Be Going! *** 
No Jacket Required ** 1/2 
...But Seriously ** 


SHIRLEY COLLINS 

Anthems in Eden (w Dolly Collins) *** 1/2 
No Roses (w Albion Country Band) *** 
Lodestar *** 1/2 


WILLIE COLON 

Asalto Navideño (1971/1973) (w Hector Lavoe) **** 
Siembra ((w Ruben Bladés) (1974) 
          

JESSI COLTOR 

I'm Jessi Coltor (1975) ** 1/2 


ALICE COLTRANE

World Spirituality Classics 1 **


JOHN COLTRANE

Thelonius Monk With John Coltrane *** 1/2
Blue Train ****
Thelonius Monk Quartet w John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall **** 
Bags and Trane (w Milt Jackson) *** 
Giant Steps **** 
Coltrane Jazz *** 
My Favorite Things **** 
Olé Coltrane *** 
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963) ***/ 
Ballads ** 
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman **** 
A Love Supreme **** 
Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album *** 1/2 


COMMON 

The Dreamer, The Believer ** 
Nobody's Smiling *** 1/2 
Black America Again *** 
A Beautiful Revolution (Pt 1) ** 1/2 
A Beautiful Revolution Part 1 & 2 ** 


PERRY COMO 

Sings Merry Christmas Music (1947) * 
Around The Christmas Tree (1953) * 
Seasons Greetings From Perry Como (1959) * 
The Scene Changes (1965) ** 1/2 
In Italy (1966) ** 1/2 
Lightly Latin (1966) ** 
Look To Your Heart (1968) * 
The Perry Como Christmas Album (1968) * 
Seattle (1969) * 
The Complete RCA Christmas Collection (2013 * 1/2 
The Classic Christmas Album (2014) * 
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (2020) *


EDDIE CONDON 

1927-1943 Recordings (1997) *** 1/2 


THE CONET PROJECT 

Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations/1111 (1995) *** (but only once) 


HARRY CONNICK JR. 

Harry Connick Jr. **  
20 *** 1/2  
When Harry Met Sally... (soundtrack) *** 1/2  
Lofty's Roach Souffle ** 1/2 
We Are In Love *** 
Blue Light Red Light **
25 *** 
When My Heart Finds Christmas * 1/2 
She * 1/2  
Star Turtle * 
To See You **  
Come By Me ** 1/2  
Songs I Heard ** 1/2
30 *** 1/2
Other Hours: Connick On Piano, Vol. 1  
Harry For The Holidays **  
Only You **  
Occasion: Connick On Piano, Vol. 2 
Oh, My NOLA 
What A Night! A Christmas Album * 1/2 
Your Song * 
Smokey Mary 
Every Man Should Know 
That Would Be Me ***  
True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter ** 1/2 
Alone With My Faith * 1/2 


JOANNA CONNOR 

4801 South Indiana Avenue ***


CONNIE CONVERSE 

How Sad, How Lovely *** 1/2 


RY COODER 

A Meeting By The River (w Vishwa Mohan Bhatt) *** 1/2 
Talking Timbuktu (w Ali Farka Touré) **** 
Chavez Ravine *** 1/2 
My Buddy 
I, Flathead 
San Patricio (w The Chieftains) *** 
Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down ** 1/2 
The Prodigal Son * 
Get on Board (w Taj Mahal) *** 


BARBARA COOK 

The Broadway Years: Till There Was You 
Sings From The Heart 
Tribute 
No One Is Alone 


SAM COOKE 

Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963 **** 
Night Beat **** 
The Man And His Music **** 
Portrait Of A Legend: 1951-1964 **** 



GAZ COOMBES (see also Supergrass)

World's Strongest Man ** 1/2 
Matador ** 1/2 
Turn The Car Around *** (first seven tracks great but last two v weak) 

COPELAND 

You Are My Sunshine *** 
         

THE CORAL

The Coral *** 
Magic And Medicine *** 1/2 
Nightfreak and the Sons Of Becker 
The Invisible Invasion *** 
Roots & Echoes 
Butterfly House *** 1/2 
The Curse Of Love 
Distance Inbetween *** 
Move Through The Dawn ** 
Coral Island *** 1/2 
Sea Of Mirrors ***/ 


CHICK COREA 

Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (1968) *** 
Return To Forever (1972) ** 1/2


BILL COSBY 

To Russell, My Brother, Who I Slept With **** 


GAL COSTA 

Gal Costa (1969) *** 
Gal aka Cinema Olympia (1969) *** 


ELVIS COSTELLO

My Aim Is True **** 
This Year's Model **** 
Armed Forces *** 
Get Happy! ****
Trust *** 
Almost Blue ***
Imperial Bedroom ****
Punch The Clock *** 1/2 
Goodbye Cruel World *** 1/2 
King Of America ****
Blood And Chocolate **** 
Spike *** 
Mighty Like A Rose ** 1/2
The Juliet Letters *** (but *** 1/2 live)
Brutal Youth *** 
Kojak Variety ** 1/2 
All This Useless Beauty ** 1/2 
Painted From Memory (w Burt Bacharach) *** 1/2
When I Was Cruel 
North ** 
The Delivery Man 
The River In Reverse (w Allen Toussaint) *** 1/2 
Momofuku *** 
Secret, Profane and Sugarcane ***           
National Ransom *** 
Wise Up Ghost  *** 1/2 
Look Now *** 1/2 
The Boy Named If *** 1/2 
The Resurrection of Rust (w Rusty) ***/ 


DANIELIA COTTON 

Rare Child *** 1/2 
Woodstock ep ***/ 
A Different War ep ** 
Good Day ** 1/2 


JAMES COTTON 

Cotton Mouth Man *** 1/2 


COWBOY JUNKIES (see also Margo Timmins) 

The Trinity Session **** 
Sharon (rough draft for The Caution Horses) *** 
The Caution Horses *** 1/2
Black Eyed Man 
Pale Sun, Crescent Moon 
Lay It Down 
Miles From Our Home 
Early 21st Century Blues
At The End Of Paths Taken ***
Trinity Revisited ** 1/2  
Demons ** 1/2 
Notes Falling Slowly *** 1/2 
All That Reckoning ** 1/2 
Such Ferocious Beauty ***/ 


JOHN CRAIGIE

No Rain, No Rose ***


THE CRAMPS  

Songs The Lord Taught Us (1980) ** 1/2 


ROBERT CRAY

In My Soul *** 
Robert Cray and the Hi-Rhythm  *** 1/2 
That's What I Heard ***/ 


PEE WEE CRAYTON 

Pee Wee Crayton -- Things I Used To Do (1971) *** 1/2 
Blues After Hours (1999 comp) *** 1/2 


CREAM

Fresh Cream (1966) ** 
Disraeli Gears (1967) ** 1/2 


CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 

Creedence Clearwater Revival ** 1/2 
Bayou Country *** 
Green River **** 
Willy And The Poor Boys **** 
At The Royal Albert Hall April 14 1970 *** 
Cosmo's Factory  **** 
Pendulum 
Mardi Gras 
Chronicles Vol. 1 **** 


MARSHALL CRENSHAW 

Marshall Crenshaw 
Field Day 
Downtown 
Mary Jean & 9 Others 
Jaggedland ** 1/2 


SONNY CRISS 

Criss Craft (1975) *** 1/2 
Sonny Criss -- Sonny's Dream (Birth Of The New Cool) (1968) ****


CHRIS CROFTON 

Hello It's Me! *** 


THEO CROKER 

Blk2Life/A Future Past (2021) ** 1/2 


MIKAL CRONIN 

Mikal Cronin *** 
         

BING CROSBY

Bing: His Legendary Years (1931-1957) **** 
Merry Christmas (1945) **** 
Bing Sings While Bregman Swings ****  
Bing With A Beat **** 
Fancy Meeting You Here (w Rosemary Clooney) (1958) * 1/2           
Bing and Satchmo (1960) *** 
Shillelaghs and Shamrocks *** 1/2 
A Merry Christmas With Bing Crosby And The Andrews Sisters **** 
Sings Christmas Songs *** 1/2 
Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters: Their Complete Recordings **** 
Bing Crosby and Some Jazz Friends *** 1/2 
Sings The Great American Songbook *** 
Top O' The Morning: His Irish Collection *** 


CROSBY STILLS AND NASH (AND YOUNG) 

Crosby Stills And Nash *** 
Deja Vu *** 


SHERYL CROW 

Tuesday Night Music Club 
Sheryl Crow 
The Globe Sessions 
Feels Like Home *** 
Threads *** 


CROWDED HOUSE 

Crowded House  (1986) *** 
Temple Of Low Men ** 1/2   
Woodface *** 1/2   
Together Alone (1993) *** 1/2   
Recurring Dream: The Very Best Of Crowded House *** 1/2 
Dreamers Are Waiting ** 1/2    


RODNEY CROWELL

Diamonds and Dirt 
Sex & Gasoline *** 1/2 
Tarpaper Skies ** 1/2 
Close Ties *** 1/2 
Acoustic Classics ** 1/2 
Christmas Everywhere ** 
Texas ** 1/2 
The Chicago Sessions *** 1/2 


THE CRUSADERS 

Street Life (1971) * 1/2 


CELIA CRUZ 

Etc. Etc. Etc. (1970) **** 
Celia And Johnny (1974) **** 
Azucar Negra (1993) 


AIDA CUEVAS

Arrieros Somos: Sesiones Acusticas *** 1/2 


JAMIE CULLUM 

Taller ** 1/2 
The Pianoman At Christmas *** (great vibe) 


THE CULT 

Electric (1987) ** 


CULTURE CLUB 

Kissing To Be Clever **  
Colour By Numbers *** 1/2 
Waking Up With The House On Fire ** 1/2 
From Luxury To Heartache 
The Best of Culture Club *** 1/2 
Don't Mind If I Do 
Life ** 1/2 


THE CURE 

Standing On A Beach *** 1/2 
4:13 Dream *** 1/2 


CYMANDE 

Cymande (1972) *** 1/2 


MILEY CYRUS 

Plastic Hearts ***\ 


DABABY 

Baby on Baby *** 


LUCY DACUS 

Home Video *** 1/2 


DAFT PUNK 

Random Access Memory *** 1/2 


KAREN DALTON 

1966 ** 
It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You Best (1969) *** 1/2 
In My Own Time (1971) ** 1/2 


D'ANGELO 

Brown Sugar (1995) **** 
Voodoo (2000) ** 1/2  
Black Messiah 


EMILY D'ANGELO 

Enargeia ***/ 


THE DARKNESS

Hot Cakes ** 1/2 
Pinewood Smile *** 


DAUGHTER 

His Young Heart *** 


DAVE 

We're All Alone In This Together ** 1/2 


ANTHONY DAVID 

Hello Like Before: The Songs Of Bill Withers *** 


MICHELLE DAVID

The Gospel Sessions ***/  


DAVID AND DAVID 

Welcome To The Boomtown *** 1/2 


DAVIDO 

Timeless *** 


DAVID WAX MUSEUM 

Everything Is Saved *** 


RAY DAVIES

The Kinks Choral Collection *** 
Americana ** 1/2 


CEDELL DAVIS


Even The Devil Gets The Blues ***


REV. GARY DAVIS

Harlem Street Singer ***


MILES DAVIS

Birth Of The Cool ****
The Complete Birth Of The Cool *** 1/2 
Walkin' ****
Cookin' ****
'Round About Midnight (1957) *** 
Relaxin' ****
Workin' ****
Steamin' *** 1/2
Miles Ahead *** 1/2 
Milestones ****
Porgy And Bess 
Kind Of Blue ****
Sketches Of Spain *** 
Quiet Nights
E.S.P. 
Miles Smiles 
Sorceror ***
In A Silent Way **** 
Bitches Brew *** 1/2
Bitches Brew Live *** 1/2 
Jack Johnson


DAWES

Nothing Is Wrong ** 1/2 


DORIS DAY

Day In Hollywood (1955) **           
Day By Day (1956) ****
Day By Night (1957) ****  
Show Time (1960) ** 
Duet (w Andre Previn) *** 1/2        
Annie Get Your Gun (w Robert Goulet) (1963) ****
The Doris Day Christmas Album (1964) ** 1/2  
The Essential Doris Day ** 1/2 
With Love *** 


YUSSEF DAYES 

Black Classical Music *** 


THE DEAD WEATHER (super group w Jack White) 

Horehound 
Sea Of Cowards ** 1/2 
Dodge and Burn ** 1/2 


BLOSSOM DEARIE

My Gentleman Friend  (1961) *** 1/2 
Christmas Spice So Very Nice (1991) **


DEBARGE 

In A Special Way (1983) *** 1/2


DEE-LITE 

World Clique (1990) **


DEEP PURPLE 

Machine Head (1972) ** 1/2 


DEERHOOF

The Magic ** 1/2 


DEF LEPPARD 

Pyromania (1983) ** 
Hysteria (1987) 
Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits 1980-1995 (1995) 


DESMOND DEKKAR 

Action! (1967) *** 1/2  
Israelites: The Best Of Desmond Dekker 1963-1971 (1999) *** 1/2


DELANEY & BONNIE AND FRIENDS 

Accept No Substitute (1969) ***  
Motel Shot (1971) ** 1/2


DE LA SOUL 

3 Feet High And Rising (1989) *** 1/2  
De La Soul Is Dead  
Buhloone Mindstate  
and The Anonymous Nobody... ***  


THE DELFONICS

La La Means I Love You (1968) ** 1/2 


LANA DEL REY 

Born To Die ** 
Ultraviolence ** 1/2 
Honeymoon 
Lust For Life ** 
Norman Fucking Rockwell! ** 1/2 
Chem Trails At The Country Club **


IRIS DEMENT  

My Life *** 1/2  
The Way I Should   
Lifeline  
Sing The Delta *** 1/2 
The Trackless Woods *** 1/2   
Workin' On A World ** (sentiments impeccable, songs not so much) 


BRETT DENNEN

Por Favor **


SANDY DENNY

The North Star Grassman and The Ravens (1971) ** 
Sandy (1972) *** 1/2 
Like An Old Fashioned Waltz (1974) *** 1/2 
Rendezvous (1977) ** 
Who Knows Where The Time Goes? *** 1/2 
I've Always Kept A Unicorn ***\ 


JOHN DENVER 

Greatest Hits (1973) ** 
Greatest Hits Volume Two 
John Denver -- The Classic Christmas Album 
John Denver -- Rocky Mountain Christmas 
John Denver and The Muppets: A Christmas Together ** 
John Denver -- Lime Creek Christmas  *** 
The Last Recordings ** 


DEPECHE MODE 

Music For The Masses (1987) *** 1/2 
Violator 
Songs Of Faith & Devotion 
Delta Machine ** 1/2 


DESTROYER 


Kaput *** 


JANET DEVLIN 

Confessional ** 1/2 


TOUMANI DIABATÈ 

In The Heart Of The Moon  (w Ali Farka Toure) ****  
The Mandè Variations *** 1/2 
Ali and Toumani (w Ali Farka Toure) **** 
Kôrôlen ** 


NEIL DIAMOND

The Bang Years 1966-1968 ** 1/2 
Stones (1971) *** 
Hot August Night *** 
His 12 Greatest Hits ****
I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight (1977) **
12 Greatest Hits Vol 2 *** 1/2
Three Chord Opera ***
12 Songs ****
Home Before Dark *** 1/2
Melody Road *** 1/2 
All-Time Greatest Hits *** 1/2 
A Neil Diamond Christmas ** 


FATOUMATA DIAWARA 

London Ko *** 1/2


LUTHER DICKINSON 

Magic Music For Family Folk ** 


DINOSAUR JR. 

You're Livin' All Over Me (1987) *** 1/2 
Bug (1988) *** 


DION

Kickin Child: The Lost 1965 Album *** 1/2
New York Is My Home ** 
Blues With Friends ** 


DIRE STRITS 

Dire Straits (1978) ** 
Communiqué 
Making Movies (1980) ** 1/2 
Love Over Gold (1972) ** 1/2 
Brothers In Arms *** 
Money For Nothing comp 
On Every Street 
Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Straits 


THE DISPOSABLE HEROES OF HIPHOPRISY 

Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury (1992) ** 1/2  


THE DIVINE COMEY 

Office Politics ** 


THE DIXIE CHICKS  see THE CHICKS 


JOHN DOE

The Westerner *** 


DOJA CAT 

Planet Her *** 


FATS DOMINO 

Fats Is Back (1968) *** 


LOU DONALDSON 

Here 'Tis **** 


DONOVAN  

Sunshine Superman **1/2 
Mellow Yellow *** 
Greatest Hits *** 


THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

Toulouse Street *** 
Takin' It To The Streets *** 
Minute By Minute ** 12 
The Platinum Collection (2007) *** 
Liberté ** 


THE DOORS

The Doors 
Strange Days (1967) ** 
Waiting For The Sun * 1/2 
The Soft Parade 
Morrison Hotel ** 
L.A. Woman *** 
The Best Of The Doors (1985) *** 1/2 
         

KENNY DORHAM 

Quiet Kenny (1960) ** 12 


LEE DORSEY 

The New Lee Dorsey *** 


MICHAEL DOUCET 

Lacher Prise ** 1/2 


ROSE ELINOR DOUGALL 

Stellular ** 1/2 


DOUGHBOYS 

Shakin' Our Souls *** 1/2  
Running For Covers *** 


DRAKE 

Thank Me Later ** 1/2           
The Gift Without The Curse ** 1/2 
Nothing Was The Same *** 
Views ** 
What A Time To Be Alive ** 1/2 
Scorpion *** 1/2 
Honestly, Nevermind *** 


NICK DRAKE 

Five Leaves Left **** 
Bryter Layter *** 1/2 
Pink Moon **** 
A Day Gone By *** 


JORGE DREXLER 

Tinta Y Tiempo ***/ 


JULIE DRISCOLL 

1969 (1971) ** 1/2 


DRIVE BY TRUCKERS 

Brighter Than Creation's Dark ** 1/2 


DR. JOHN 

Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit Of Satchmo **1/2  
Things Happen That Way *** 1/2 


THE DRUMS 

The Drums *** 
Jonny ** 1/2


DUA LIPA 

Future Nostalgia *** 1/2 


DUFFY 

Rockferry *** 


JOHN DUNBAR (see also John Sally Ride) 

What A Difference Indifference Makes 2023) ***


DURAN DURAN 

Duran Duran ** 
Rio *** 1/2 
Seven and the Ragged Tiger ** 1/2 
Notorious ** 
Big Thing ** 
Decade (greatest hits) *** 1/2 
Liberty ** 
The Wedding Album ** 
Thank You 
Greatest (greatest hits) *** 1/2 
Red Carpet Massacre 
Paper Gods ** 1/2 
Future Past ** 1/2 
Danse Macabre *** 


THOMAS DYBDAHL 

Songs ** 


BOB DYLAN

Bob Dylan ** 1/2
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan *** 1/2
The Times They Are A-Changin' ***
Another Side Of Bob Dylan *** 1/2
Bringing It All Back Home ****
The Bootleg Series Vol 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert ***/
Highway 61 Revisited ****
Blonde On Blonde ****
John Wesley Harding *** 1/2
Nashville Skyline ***
The Bootleg Series Vol 10: Another Self Portrait ****
New Morning ** 1/2
Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid * 1/2
Planet Waves ** 
Before The Flood *** 1/2 
Blood On The Tracks **** 
More Blood More Tracks (official alternate version on boxed set) *** 
More Blood More Tracks (New York demos pieced together from boxed set) **** 
The Basement Tapes *** 1/2
Desire ** 1/2
Street Legal *** 1/2 
The Complete Budokan 1978 *** 
Slow Train Coming ** 1/2
Saved **
Shot Of Love *** 1/2
Infidels ***
Empire Burlesque *** (great songs, poor production)
Biograph *** 1/2
Knocked Out Loaded **
Down In The Groove *
Oh Mercy *** 1/2
Under The Red Sky * 1/2
The Bootleg Series Vol 1-3 *** 1/2
Good As I Been To You *** 1/2
World Gone Wrong ***
Time Out Of Mind *** 1/2
Love And Theft *** 1/2
Modern Times *** 1/2
Together Through Life *** 
Christmas In The Heart * 1/2 
The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 *** 
Tempest *** 1/2 
Shadows In The Night *** 1/2
Fallen Angels ****
Triplicate *** 1/2 
Travelin' Through: 1967-1969, Bootleg Series Volume 15 sampler *** 
Rough And Rowdy Ways *** 1/2 
Shadow Kingdom ("concert" film -- recordings of Dylan singing Dylan) *** 1/2 
Fragments: Time Out Of Mind Sessions 1996-1997 *** 



THE EAGLES 

Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) **** 
Hotel California ** 1/2 
          


STEVE EARLE

Guitar Town ***
Exit O ***
Copperhead Road *** 1/2
The Hard Way ***
Train A Comin' *** 1/2
I Feel Alright ***
El Corazon ***
The Mountain (w Del McCoury Band) *** 1/2
Transcendental Blues *** 1/2
Jerusalem ***
The Revolution Starts Now ***
Washington Square Serenade ***
Townes ***
I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive ***
The Low Highway ***
Terraplane *** 1/2 
Colvin and Earle (w Shawn Colvin) **
So You Wanna Be An Outlaw *** 
GUY *** 
Ghosts Of West Virginia *** 1/2 
J.T. ***  
Jerry Jeff *** 


DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. 

It's A Corporate World *** 


ANDERSON EAST 

Encore ** 


JULIUS EAQSTMAN 

Vol. 1: Femenine *** 


ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN 

Meteorites ** 
The Stars, The Oceans and the Moon 


BILLY ECKSTINE

Billy's Best (1958) *** 1/2 


HARRY "SWEETS" EDISON 

Ben and "Sweets" (w Ben Webster) *** 1/2 


KATHLEEN EDWARDS 

Total Freedom ** 


EELS 

Beautiful Freak (1996) *** / 
Blinking Lights and Other Revelations *** 1/2 
Hombre Lobo 
End Times 
Wonderful, Glorious *** 
The Deconstruction *** 


BILLIE EILISH

Don't Smile At Me ep ** 1/2 
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? *** 1/2 
Happier Than Ever *** 1/2 


ELBOW 

The Seldom Seen Kid ** 1/2 


ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA aka ELO 

A New World Record (1976) **** 
Out Of The Blue (1977) *** 1/2 
Greatest Hits (1979) *** 1/2 
Zoom (2001) **** 
Alone In The Universe (2015) *** 
From Out Of Nowhere (2019 *** 


ELIZABETH AND THE CATAPULT 

Elizabeth and the Catapult *** 1/2 


JAMES ELKINGTON 

Ever-roving Eye *** 


DUKE ELLINGTON 

1924-1930 on Classics Label *** 1/2 
The OKeh Ellington 1927-1930 *** 1/2
1937-1940 on Classics Label *** 1/2 
The Blanton-Webster Band/1937-1940 on Classics Label ****
Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band **** 
The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943 **** 
The Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1944 *** 1/2 
The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1946 *** 1/2 
Ellington Uptown *** 1/2 
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook *** 1/2 
Black, Brown & Beige *** 
Ellington At Newport **** 
Anatomy Of A Murder *** 1/2  
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins **** 
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963) ***/ 
Money Jungle w Max Roach and Charles Mingus (1963) ** 1/2 
Ella At Duke's Place 
The Far East Suite ***/ 


ELLIOTT BROOD

Tin Type ***/ 
Mountain Meadows *** 
Work and Love *** 
Ghost Gardens *** 
Keeper *** 
Town ***/ 
Country 


ELO see ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA 



ELOMAR 

Cantoria 1 (1984) (w Gerardo Azevedo, Vital Farias, Xangai) *** 1/2 
Cantoria 2 (1988) (w Gerardo Azevedo, Vital Farias, Xangai) **** 
Cantoria 3 (solo) *** 1/2 


JOE ELY

Panhandle Rambler ** 1/2 
Love In The Midst Of Mayhem ** 


EMINEM 

The Slim Shady LP *** 1/2 
The Marshall Mathers LP **** 
The Eminem Show *** 1/2 
Encore 
Relapse ** 1/2 
Recovery *** 1/2 
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 *** 1/2 
Revival 
Kamikaze *** 


THE ENGLISH BEAT AKA THE BEAT 

I Just Can't Stop It  *** 1/2 
Wha'ppen?  *** 
Special Beat Service  *** 1/2 
What Is Beat? ****  
Bounce (featuring Roger Ranking) ** 1/2 
Public Confidential ***   


BRIAN ENO

(No Pussyfooting) (w Robert Fripp) (1973) *** 1/2  
Here Come The Warm Jets (1974) **** 
Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974) *** 1/2 
Evening Star (w Robert Fripp) (1975) *** 1/2 
Another Green World (1975) **** 
Discreet Music (1975) ****  
Before And After Science (1977) *** 1/2 
Music For Films (1978) ** 
Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978) **** 
Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror (1980) (w Harold Budd) **** 
Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance (w Laraaji) (1980) *** 1/2 
My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (w David Byrne) (1981) *** 
Ambient 4: On Land (1982) *** 
Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks aka score for doc For All Mankind (1983) *** 
The Pearl (w Harold Budd) (1984) *** 1/2  
Wrong Way Up (w John Cale) (1990) *** 1/2 
The Shutov Assembly (1992) *** 1/2 
The Drop (1997) 
The Equatorial Stars (w Robert Fripp) (2004) *** 1/2 
Another Day On Earth (2005) 
77 Million Paintings (2006?) *** 
Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (w David Byrne) (2008) ***  

Small Craft On A Milk Sea (w Leo Abrahams and Jon Hopkins) (2010) ***  
Lux *** 1/2 
Someday World (w Karl Hyde) (2014) *** 1/2 
The Ship (2016) 
Reflection (2017) 
Mixing Colours (w Roger Eno) (2020) ***/ 
Foreverandevernomore (2022) ** 1/2 
Small Craft (2023) *** 
Secret Life (w Fred Again...) (2023) ** 1/2 


ERIC B AND RAKIM 

 Paid In Full *** 1/2 


BOOKER ERVIN 

That's It! (1961) *** 1/2 


ESLABÓN ARMADO 

Nostalgia *** 1/2 
Desvelado *** 1/2 


GLORIA ESTEFAN 

Brazil305 ** 1/2 


SILVANA ESTRADA 

Marchita *** 1/2  


SHARON VAN ETTEN 

Are We There *** 
Remind Me Tomorrow ** 


EURYTHMICS

In The Garden ** 
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) **** 
Touch *** 1/2 
1984 (For The Love of Big Brother) ** 1/2 
Be Yourself Tonight *** 
Revenge ** 1/2 
Savage ** 1/2 
We Too Are One * 1/2
Greatest Hits *** 1/2 
Peace * 1/2
       

Thank you, JJ Jackson! For the first and only time, an MTV veejay made a recommendation and I listened and believed. More cheerleader than anything else, I don't recall veejays expressing anything other than generic excitement about each and every video they played and each and every artist they interviewed. But Triple J, one of the five original on-air personalities at that channel, slipped up just once. He played the exceptionally catchy song (and striking video) "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)." The relentless chorus, the stunning Annie Lennox dressed like a man and sporting that positively shocking red hair, the synths! It was awesome, it was catchy, it was...gimmicky? The lyrics were a bit repetitive; they worked but they didn't necessarily inspire confidence in the songwriters. Maybe they just got lucky. The song was a great record, sure. But I wondered -- were they a one-hit wonder, like A Flock Of Seagulls and a million other acts since pop music began? Back when you forked over a precious $8 just to buy ONE album on cassette, that was a serious question. Should I buy it? As if he read my mind, Mr. Jackson said something like, "Hey, that's a terrific song. And if you're wondering, the rest of their album is just as good!" I think management must have sent him a memo because I never heard J.J. or anyone else offering anything like that comment ever again. The closest they ever got to criticism after that  -- good or bad -- was Beavis and Butt-Head. Heh-heh. But I heard him, I believed him, I bought the album and indeed, it WAS terrific. As was their quick follow-up "Touch." They remained an excellent singles band after that remarkable, distinctive one-two punch. And if you trim the too-generous, 18 track "Greatest Hits" set from 1991, why you'd have another four-star album to their credit. (For the record, I'd cut "The Miracle of Love" and both tracks from "We Too Are One.") 


BILL EVANS 

Everybody Digs Bill Evans **** 
Sunday At The Village Vanguard **** 
Waltz For Debby *** 1/2 
Half Moon Bay 
The Tony Bennett/ Bill Evans Album **** 
Homecoming 


THE EVERLY BROTHERS

The Everly Brothers ** 1/2 
Songs Our Daddy Taught Us ****  
It's Everly Time *** 1/2 
Christmas With The Everly Brothers no stars 
The Everly Brothers Sing Great Country Hits ** 1/2 
Two Yanks In England ***/ 
The Hit Sound Of The Everly Brothers ** 1/2 
The Everly Brothers Sing * 1/2 
Roots *** 1/2 
Stories We Could Tell *** 
EB 84 **** 
Cadence Classics: Their 20 Greatest Hits **** 
Born Yesterday *** 1/2 
Some Hearts ***  
EB CD Burnwood (mixtape) *** 1/2 
Hey Doll Baby (WB compilation) ***/ 


EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL 

Eden *** 1/2 
Everything But The Girl (comp-ish) *** 
Love Not Money **  
Baby, The Stars Shine Bright *** 
Idlewild **** 
The Language Of Life *** 
Worldwide ** 1/2 
Acoustic *** 
Essence & Rare -- 82-92 (comp) *** 1/2 
Home Movies (comp) *** 1/2 
Amplified Heart *** 
Walking Wounded *** 1/2 
The Best Of Everything But The Girl (comp) 
Temperamental ** 1/2 
Like The Deserts Miss The Rain (comp) *** 1/2 
Fuse *** 1/2 
At Maida Vale ep *** 1/2 (esp "Nothing Left To Lose" acoustic) 


THE EXPLORERS CLUB

Together ***\ 
The Explorers Club ***