October 20th, 2018

I listen

Quick music post

This, to me, is not surprising:

A few weeks ago I borrowed a digital copy of Led Zeppelin's 1975 double LP Physical Graffiti, and this week I re-borrowed it because I want to spend more time listening to and appreciating it, which means:

The Zep album I've best responded to so far is also the band's longest, most involved album. At least up until 1975...

(Other albums I've recently borrowed are Gorillaz's latest The Now Now, to tide me over until I feel ready to buy it; David Bowie's Hunky Dory, because I wanted to hear "Life on Mars?"; John Williams's scores to The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and The Last Jedi (2017), because John Williams hits and satisfies me in ways not many composers do; Prince's Batman (really); and one of the more surprising albums I've found so far on Hoopla, Tori Amos's 1988 detour into synth pop, Y Kant Tori Read. It's cheesy (as my late friend Mike Pearl, who got me into Amos, said; he'd gotten to hear the album back in the Nineties when it was really hard to find), but to me oddly enjoyable. Amos was credited simply as "Tori" on that LP, so some people came to think her name was Tori Read. Really.)