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revisiting 20 favorite albums

A couple of years ago, I did a 20 Favorite Albums thing on Facebook that I cross-posted here. I was looking at the list again, and it couldn't be more Boomer Centric if I tried.

There was A Hard Day's Night, and Highway 61 Revisited, and Surrealistic Pillow, and Beggars Banquet, and Astral Weeks, and an Aretha Franklin hits package, and a Velvet Underground album, and John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band. There was James Brown Live at the Apollo, and Elvis'  68 Comeback Special. That 10 albums if you're counting at home, out of 20. Toss in Layla and Horses and Born to Run and Broken English, and I still haven't really escaped the 60s.

Only six albums stood apart from that trend: a Little Richard hits collection that featured mostly stuff from the 50s, along with The Clash, Prince, Hüsker Dü, Sleater-Kinney, and Pink.

So I know it's not Music Friday, but here are a couple of more recent releases that have gotten my attention.

The inescapable Cardi B with Megan Thee Stallion:

The inevitable Billie Eilish, "No Time to Die":

Haim, "Summer Girl":

Lori McKenna, "The Balladeer":

Sorry ... it appears the only current artists I listen to are women.


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