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Old 09-07-2021, 03:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Small suggestion: as you're featuring albums that are 50 years old today, maybe you might like to explore as to whether they still hold up today as compared to when they were released. Or you might like to tell me what to do with myself. Both are good.
Well, I don't really know the effect these albums had when they first came out. The thing is that me (and a lot fo young people), are kinda used to that "old" sound, but tbh, for example if Tapestry had been released today, it would've had moderate success, and Bryter Layter wouldn't have been bought by almost anyone Well, maybe yes, but none of them would've had commercial success, exceptuating on or two of Carole King's songs
Edit: Just saw your edit, now I remember, you said you loved cats, me too, although I've never had one as a pet
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Old 09-07-2021, 03:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Had five at one time, last one passed in February. Our house is catless now. Except for Karen's stuffed cats, who have a tendency to dance and sing opera when you least expect it.


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Old 09-07-2021, 04:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Both Tapestry and Bryter Layter are old-time favorites. 71 was a great year for albums.. 72 even more so! A lot of great anniversaries coming up.
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Old 09-07-2021, 08:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hey, to a fifteen-year old you and me are just queuing up till our coffins are ready!
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Old 09-08-2021, 04:26 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Hey Trollleybookends...I am the next Generation after you, and your're and old Git..
joking I think...
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Old 09-08-2021, 06:05 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Wait your turn! No pushing! That coffin with the silver handles is mine!
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Old 09-08-2021, 07:22 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I didn't really comment on Nick Drake because I've only have heard snippets of him, mostly Pink Moon to be honest. I do know he had absolutely zero recognition when he was out in the early seventies. He didn't become known until decades after his death. I first heard his music in a Volkswagen commercial in the late nineties and it was about that time people started hearing about him. Would he have been popular today in the fractured genre culture we live in today? Maybe, perhaps in the folk field.

It's just a shame he couldn't get the recognition when he was alive.
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Old 09-08-2021, 07:57 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Bryter Layter may be his best album even if it doesn't have a song quite as strong as River Man from his debut.

Today, emerged from obscurity, everybody seems to love Nick Drake. He's a tragic figure and died very young, which is of course interesting.

In my own music listening habits, he doesn't quite have staying power over large amounts of time. The mostly unspoken reason is his songs are nice, but also often a little dull

Between the two, Carole King is of course a lot more interesting. A true giant in music.
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Old 09-08-2021, 02:12 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Yeah, Drake for me is like Sufjan Stevens and Elliot wotsit; everyone goes mad about them here and I listen and think shrug: okay but meh, I've heard far far better. Bon Iver goes into this category for me too. Not saying they're bad artists, but I just don't get the hero worship they seem to attract. Maybe it's just me.

No. No it isn't. It's you, definitely.
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Old 09-08-2021, 02:28 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Incidentally, Eleanor, I'm sure you have a list of albums to get through, but since you expressed an interest in prog rock you might consider Genesis's second "proper" album


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