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#89 - Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)

In my most recent entry, I permitted myself the indulgence of situating the album in question (Stevie Wonder’s Talking Book) in the context of a lengthy anecdote about the music that was played at my wedding.  1,185 more words

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#90 - Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)

When you’re as music-focused as I am, the music that will be played on your wedding day takes on a great deal of importance–even above and beyond things like food and clothes and the guest list. 1,427 more words

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#91 - Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)

Well, there’s been an awful lot of Elton John albums on this list, and this was the last of them. It’s been more edifying than I expected (rewarding being too strong a word), but I can’t say I’m all that sorry to be done.  1,074 more words

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#92 - Buddy Holly & The Crickets - 20 Golden Greats (1978)

For most of my life, I’ve been too much of a musical control freak to be much of a radio guy, particularly since my tastes rarely correspond with most radio station formats (the crap shot diversity of college radio being the rare exception).  1,384 more words

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#93 - Prince - Sign ‘o’ the Times (1987)

The more I listen to Prince, the more embarrassed I am by the low opinion I had of him in the 80s.  I didn’t really know any of his music, of course–I was sufficiently put off by his creepy aesthetic to assume he was just kind of a joke.  775 more words

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#94 - Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits (1978)

I always feel a little twinge of dismay whenever I hear someone profess a hatred for country music.  Like rap, it’s one of those ghettoized musical genres that people feel comfortable writing off without necessarily having actually heard much of it.  1,246 more words

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#95 - Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)

I hadn’t listened to this record in a long time, but it’s been nearly twenty years now that I have been making periodic, not entirely successful efforts to enjoy it. 898 more words

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