Thursday, July 05, 2007

A-Z CDs - Day 41

342. Pearl Jam - No Code (last listen: 3 months to 1 year) - This is my favorite Pearl Jam album. It always gets lost in the mix of the many great Pearl Jam albums. I enjoy "Red Mosquito," "Off He Goes," "Smile," and "Mankind."
343. Pearl Jam - Yield (last listen: 2-5 years) - Yield is another underrated Pearl Jam album. There's not a bad song on the album. My personal favorites are "Given to Fly," "All Those Yesterdays," and "MFC."
344. Pearl Jam - Live on Two Legs (last listen: 0-3 months) - A good live album, with songs spanning the Ten to Yield years. The untitled sixth track is good, and there is also a solid cover of Neil Young's "Fucking Up."
345. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (last listen: 1-2 years) - This 1979 album was their third release, and it's a great album. "Even the Losers" is probably my favorite Petty song. The album also features such hits as "Don't Do Me Like That," "Refugee," and "Here Comes My Girl" (probably my second or third favorite Petty song). The other songs on the album are just as solid.
346. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (last listen: 1-2 years) - His first "solo" album featured musical help from a couple of the Heartbreakers, as well as several of the Traveling Wilburys (George Harrison, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne, who co-produced the album and co-wrote many of the songs). The huge hit off of Full Moon Fever is obviously "Free Fallin'," and "I Won't Back Down," "Running Down a Dream," "Face in the Crowd," and "Yer So Bad" (my favorite off the album) got pretty significant radio play as well.
347. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Greatest Hits (last listen: 2-5 years)
348. Tom Petty - Wildflowers (last listen: 2-5 years)
349. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (last listen: 2-5 years) - One of the all-time classic albums. It still holds the record with an amazing 741 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart (that's about 15 years, from 1973 to 1988), and has spent an astounding 1500+ total weeks on the chart. An estimated 1 out of every 14 people under 50 in the US own or owned a copy of the album. To top that off, it magically (and unintentionally) syncs up with The Wizard of Oz. If you've never done the "Wizard of Floyd" or "Dark Side of the Rainbow" thing, you should definitely try it because it is eerie. The first go-though of the album syncs up better with the movie than the second time through, but it is still a pretty awesome coincidence.

No comments: