Once the Christmas shopping is done and you feel like listening to something other than Christmas music, i suggest some of these albums may be the tonic. Call it my Anti-Christmas list if you wish!(I do have a Christmas List, but that can wait till tomorrow)
1.Love-Forever Changes Still the best album from the early psychedelic period.
2.Eric Andersen-Ghosts upon the Road A album of lost lives and loves from one of the best Singer/Songwriters of my Generation.
3.Loretta Lynn-Van Lear Rose What a comeback! The perfect blend of country,folk and Rock ably assisted by Jack White
4.Nick Drake-Five Leaves Left Haunting vocals and sparse instrumentation make this a classic.
5.Richard and Linda Thompson-Shoot Out the Lights Listen to a marriage fall apart, both artistically and personally.
6.Lenny Gallant-The open Window East coast singer’/songwriter at his Canadian best.
7.Todd Snider-Songs for the Daily Planet The Who’s My Generation has never sounded so good as on this album.
8.David Ackles-American Gothic Fighting for the American Dream[and not finding it] “The Montana Song” is a classic.
9.John Stewart-California Bloodlines The former member of The Kingston Trio makes the perfect country album for the new decade.
10.Laura Nyro-Eli and the 13th Confession Others may have had bigger hit’s with her songs, but the original is always better.
11.John Gorka-Out of the Valley Alternative Country’s leader, “Good Noise” is the best anti Republican song I have heard.
12.Gram Parsons-Return of the Grievous Angel The grandfather of Country Rock’s Finest Moment. Ass kicking country and tender love songs. True American Cosmic Music.
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