A few days ago, I bought a little book entitled 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Then I thought, humm ok, I'll do it, and I'd better start now, not getting any younger. So, daily, excluding any days I don't feel like it, for reasons of being high, drunk, on vacation or respecting the Sabbath, I'll post here a completely subjective review of one album.
This is set in chronological order and starts in 1955 with the popularisation of the Album format with Sinatra's In the Wee Small Hours and finishes 999 Albums and 50 years later with the White Stripes' 2005 Get Behind Me Satan.
I promise to try to at least listen to each album thrice before posting although I am banking on Napster as well as my CD collection to access the Music, meaning that inevitably there will be some failures, but I will do my best to at least tell you what tracks I could and could not get (legally at least), as a way to make it easier if you want to listen to a certain album.
If you want to know all the albums that will be featured, buy the book. Actually it's not a bad selection. Some things I would never listen to if I hadn't decided to do this (i.e. Van Halen, Bon Jovi or the Louvin Brothers) so it'll be a journey of discovery for us all.
If you like this blog, buying the book would actually be a good idea, as it focuses more on the historical aspects of each album than I will. So if you need a set text, that's it. Heh
Buy it at Amazon: UK or US