October 9, 2020

Friday is my busiest day of the week so I had a lot of newsletters to prepare and get out of the door. It was extra busy because my editorial second in command was having the week off so I had to do a bit more than usual and double check everything myself. Luckily, I survived, and while I still had a bit of a sore head from the migraine (see the previous entry) things generally went OK. Was I glad when the work was over? Heck yes.

The top 100 albums of the 90s challenge continued, and I listened to:

#9 – Beck – Odelay: I’m a Beck fan but Odelay has never really interested me so I was looking forward to actually listening to the entire thing. I enjoyed it but it still isn’t one of my favourite Beck albums. Odelay is a little scatterbrained and all over the place like Beck has all these ideas he wants to get out but has no cohesive way to stitch them together. I like albums that flow and Odelay doesn’t. 7/10

#8 – The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die: I think everyone of a certain age has some familiarity with Biggie. He’s a bit of an unusual character and I’m not entirely convinced that someone who had to sing non-stop about getting laid in the back of limousines was actually getting much at all, but his character is big and bold across every track he’s on. There are a lot of tracks on here with great samples and that just have a neat vibe to them. The only downside is it’s a bit long and gets tiring by the end. 7/10

#7 – Nirvana – In Utero: I’m super familiar with Nevermind but In Utero is an album filled with tracks I know but which I haven’t listened to as an album before. I liked it. I can’t think of a lot to say about it really, but if Nirvana is even vaguely appealing to you, this album is totally fine. 7/10

A solid run all in all with no serious weak spots, but I’m really excited to do number 6 next as it’s Ten by Pearl Jam which is a fantastic album I’m certainly familiar with.

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