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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

#88 - Hejira, Joni Mitchell

"Some records are meant to be listened to, some danced to. Hejira is meant to be absorbed. With doomed Jaco Pastorius making an appearance and Mitchell's usual predilection for putting jazz and folk together in overdrive, this is the singer-songwriter's most adventurous album. If there is a cooler song than "Coyote," we can't find it." (real music guide)

#87 - Axis: Bold As Love, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

"Jimi moved deeper into the galaxy with Axis, his second deathblow aimed squarely at "straights" and "suits." There are no bad Hendrix songs; the only problem is when you think of how he might have felt had he seen how his spirit is exploited and how many "suits" know his music by heart today (all of them). Hendrix couldn't have wanted that." (real music guide)

#86 - Come Away With Me, Norah Jones

"A striking and seductive mix of pop, jazz, country, folk and blues. Jones' voice and piano playing are superb but so are the rich and layered guitars courtesy of Bill Frisell and others. Finally, the diverse fans of the Cowboy Junkies, Shelby Lynne, Rickie Lee Jones and Cassandra Wilson have an artist they can all embrace." (real music guide)

#85 - Tea For The Tillerman, Cat Stevens

"Tea for the Tillerman was the story of a young man's search for spiritual meaning in a soulless class society he found abhorrent. He hadn't yet reached his destination, but he was confident he was going in the right direction, traveling at his own, unhurried pace. The album's rejection of contemporary life and its yearning for something more struck a chord with listeners in an era in which traditional verities had been shaken." (allmusic guide)


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