At the end of April, I was drawn into a Facebook meme to post covers of 10 favorite album covers that are still on your playlist after years, one a day, no need for explanation. I’m a sucker for lists and, of course, I needed to explain.
I was surprised that the first one that sprang to mind was Judee Sill, but maybe not: Of all the albums I love that I wish other people loved, I think Judee’s may be the best, with Lazarus a close second, or at least the most deserving of attention.
Biggest surprise: That I could go through 10 favorite albums and not include Sgt. Pepper, which I have long considered The Best Album Ever. But everyone knows that album; I wanted the attention to go to music I would recommend to friends that maybe they’re not quite familiar with.
And so I posted, in no particular order: Continue reading →