I like this goal so very much because it is something I can add to at any time and I seem to come up with new albums to add as I listen to them again…
That would be the case with this entry. I lost this Mazarin album for a while and by ‘lost’ I mean…misplaced it and actually put the CD within another CD case for another band and…yeah, so I didn’t have it with me for a while. I didn’t have it loaded on the Ipod either so…I was without Mazarin ‘We’re Already There’ for way too long.
So, I found it again and yay! I was so happy! I have been listening to it for the past couple of weeks to make up for lost time. I think this may be another characteristic of really fantastic albums and that is…each time I listen to it I am reminded of how great it is. This album may be flawless. I have yet to find anything wrong with it. Although I have favorite tracks, I still adore each and every song. There isn’t anything else I own like it and it remains way up on the list of albums I will always adore.
So, I added this album, recently, to my Ipod. I have owned it for many, many years. I was introduced to it when Drew St. Ivany, who sat next to me in yearbook class in high school, but two RFTC songs on a mix tape for me. The songs were ‘Don’t Darlene’ and ‘Dollar.’ The entire album is so great and I forget how much I adore it until I am able to listen to it again and I remember that it truly rocks. I am appreciative of this album because it is so good. It belongs on this list and if these albums listed were in any sort of order, it would have a higher ranking than where it is right now.
Although, I feel as if this B&S album sounds rather far removed from previous B&S albums in lots of ways…I think that is what I like the best about it. It is very different. I think it moves like the soundtrack to a musical.
The second Dressy Bessy album – it is highly danceable and very high energy…It was one of the albums that came out a couple years ago that I was very excited about…very fun to hear live.
So, watching Eef Bazelay play on Monday night reminded me of how much I adore The Ghose of Fashion by Clem Snide. I purchased this directly after watching Barzelay open for Ben Folds several years ago. This album has become a favorite of mine and has stayed on the list for quite a while. I should listen to it again soon.
A favorite and another album leading into my favorite female vocalists…Harriet Wheeler! I adore her voice and I appreciate this album. I remember listening it to it over and over when I first bought it – it was the beginning of summer and I was out of school and I had nothing I had to do and no worries…
This was an album first taped for me by a Holly Phegley. She gave me a tape with Simpatico on one side and a Babes in Toyland album on the other…Fontenelle is my guess. This album remained high on the list of favorites for such a long time that is has become a permanent fixture on my faves of all-time. Plus, ‘Sorry, Again’ was one of the first cover songs my first band ever did.
Which brings me to Jellyfish and ‘Spilt Milk.’ Again, not sure what happened between me and this album. I will blame part of the attachment on meeting Andy Sturmer. Fun experience and I still do like the theatrics of this album…
So, you either like Supertramp or you don’t…there may be some so-so’s in the mix but, for the most part that is just how it is. I remember listening to Jellyfish ‘Spilt Milk’ in the car with my brother and he compared Jellyfish to Supertramp…the keyboards, the harmonies…and so, sure enough, I stepped back to visit Supertramp and well, I just can’t help it.
Most of where this is coming from is nostalgia…Still, I do like it and I have fond memories of listening to it. Any time I hear ‘Situation’ on the radio or stumble across it anywhere, I become slightly more happy.