Play Along At Home

Me: An amateur music snob exploring the history of popular music.

The Mission: Listening to the most well-respected albums of all time, in chronological order.
Learn more at: http://listen-without-prejudice.blogspot.com/

Play Along At Home: Your chance to participate by listening to samples from each album on the mission!
Offer feedback & insight, investigate what you like, and demand more of your favorites! Updated everydayish!
Aug 9 '12
thestrutny:

Watch new pop-up videos for The Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire: (via VH1 Pop Up Videos return with The Black Keys, Arcade Fire and more)

I don’t pray, but apparently those get answered too.  Sweet!

thestrutny:

Watch new pop-up videos for The Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire: (via VH1 Pop Up Videos return with The Black Keys, Arcade Fire and more)

I don’t pray, but apparently those get answered too.  Sweet!

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Aug 8 '12
Psychrometer Qu’est Que C’est Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far wetter Run run run run run run run away

Psychrometer
Qu’est Que C’est
Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far wetter
Run run run run run run run away

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Nov 17 '11

Unpopular opinion

kylesadventure:

Jerry Lee Lewis > Elvis

QFT

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Nov 17 '11
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Nov 17 '11



Artist:
Jerry Lee Lewis

Title:
End Of The Road

Album:
The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer No Filler!

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:: Jerry Lee Lewis :: End Of The Road :: from “The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer No Filler!”

Jerry Lee Lewis is an American rock and roll and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and in 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine listed his box set All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology number 242 on their list of “500 greatest albums of all time”.  Jerry Lee Lewis is the last surviving member of both Sun Records Class of ‘55 and the Million Dollar Quartet which also included Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

I know his whole persona and biography is wrapped up in scandal and confrontation, but his music is just so much more exciting than Elvis and any of the rest of the early rock n roll guys.  Turns out he’s kind of my favorite.  Who knew?

Originally released in 1956.






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Nov 15 '11



Artist:
Frank Sinatra

Title:
Young At Heart

Album:
A Man And His Music

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:: Frank Sinatra :: Young At Heart :: from “A Man And His Music” ::

A Man and His Music is a 1965 double album by Frank Sinatra. It provides a brief retrospective of Sinatra’s musical career. There is also a narration from Sinatra that runs throughout the album.  It won the 1967 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

I really didn’t realize how nice Frank Sinatra’s voice is until I listened to everything else from the time period.  He’s really the smoothest.  And, as the narration here shows, super charming!  He even does a little self-deprecation, which I would not have guessed.

Listen to it now before Tumblr glitches out!

Originally released in 1965.






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Nov 12 '11

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Nov 11 '11

:: Jacques Brel :: Amsterdam :: from “Enregistrement Public à l’Olympia 1964” ::

Good stuff!  Ooh la la, French!  Apparently Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley cover this song live, so I’ll probably be posting a video of that later.

Originally released in 1964.

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Nov 9 '11



Artist:
The Beatles

Title:
Please Mister Postman

Album:
With The Beatles

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:: The Beatles :: Please Mister Postman :: from “With The Beatles” ::

I know that maybe I should post an original tune by these guys, but this one’s just so good, I can’t resist.  Don’t worry, there are many more opportunities to show off how good their songs are.  And after all, most of early rock n roll was about covers anyway.

Originally released in 1963.






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Nov 9 '11



Artist:
Bob Dylan

Title:
Girl From The North Country

Album:
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

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:: Bob Dylan :: Girl From The North Country ::from “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” ::

Well, I could just listen to this over and over again. So I will.

Originally released in 1963.






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