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  • Song Of The Day - 15 Oct 2008: Hotel California (AotY 1976)

    22 oct. 2008, 10h02m par sablespecter

    Eagles / Hotel California / Hotel California (1) / Dec 1976

    sablespecter's Album of the Year for 1976 (RDF: 88.9%)

    I really should have saved this selection from the album for a time when I could give it a more thorough treatment, but how could I not pick the title track as the SotD when I announce the album as the AotY? It's a definitive classic. As much as I'd love to think Iron Maiden pioneered the triple-guitar attack, Eagles are likely the first to have achieved major success with it, especially with this album with the addition of Joe Walsh after the departure of Bernie Leadon.

    Is it 6 O'Clock yet?

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    Rounding out the Top Five of 1976 (in order of descending RDF):

    Scorpions: Virgin Killer (88.9% RDF): An RDF tie with the AotY, but not a favorite for as long.

    Rush: 2112 (83.3% RDF): The third of my personal Top 3 Rush albums, along with Caress of Steel and the AotY 1974. The five red dot tracks cover 91% of the album.

  • The Bad Day/Good Music Correlation

    5 jui. 2006, 11h41m par waterbeetle

    Gah. I spent 10 hours at work today, most of those hours with a splitting headache ... thus it is one of those days when thinking about, buying, listening to and reading about music won't quite suffice, it must be written about too. So that's what I'm going to do.

    So, in no particular order or level of completeness, the cds I bought as part of my post exam splurge:

    musicforthemorningafter
    An aptly titled album if ever I heard one. A great one too. I was surprised to find how many songs I'd already heard and loved without realising it. Very easy on the ears, but nicely rough around the edges.

    Rainy Day Music
    I remember, about a year ago, at the dawn of my alt-country obsession, standing in JB Hi-Fi with Whiskeytown's Faithless Street in one hand and The Jayhawks Tomorrow the Green Grass in the other. Obviously I went with Whiskeytown in the end - Ryan Adams was always going to win the day. And it's a good thing too, if I'd taken the extra year to get that Whiskeytown album I would…