455/500 Los Lobos ‘How Will the Wolf Survive?’
456/500 Marvin Gaye ‘Here, My Dear’
457/500 My Morning Jacket ‘Z’
458/500 Elton John ‘Tumbleweed Connection’
459/500 The Drifters ‘Golden Hits’
Words and Pictures by Harry Levin.
The root of all music, and art in general, is personal opinion. People create music that they personally find intriguing or beautiful or groovy or whatever, and no one willingly does the opposite. That is why finding an artist who shares your specific views on music is so rare, but when you do, it becomes clear immediately. I was recently looking into new tunes and I happened across the Facebook page of a band called Thatwasthen. After reading the first line of their description:
“Thatwasthen is for those rockers nostalgic of the past, and yet, compliant to the musical condition of the present.”
I knew I had to cover them.
460/500 Hole ‘Live Through This’
461/500 Public Image Limited ‘Metal Box’ This is the wrong album cover, but the audio is correct.
462/500 R.E.M. ‘Document’
463/500 Echo and the Bunnymen ‘Heaven Up Here’