Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 65

Jackson Browne- Lives In The Balance

I did it! Jackson Browne Week is over!

The best way to describe these past 8 days is if you were reading a book that started out great, got even meatier in the middle and then went out with such a whimper, you swore you'd never read that author again. Well maybe that last part isn't true for Jackson. Like I said before, I do really like his 1993 album I'm Alive and I'm really tempted to buy his last studio record, Time The Conqueror. But not anytime soon. Me and Jackson Browne need to spend some time apart to make this relationship last.

This record.....oy. I just can't describe how bad it is. There was not one single good song on it. The entire album sounds like he was hanging out with Don Johnson the whole time. Very Miami Vice-y. I don't even want to look at the liner notes because I'm afraid I'm going to see Don Johnson's name in there.

And I'm not that much of a fan of the Protest Rock. Music is where I want to escape from what's going on in the world, not have a singer's political stances ringing in my ears. Don't get me wrong, there are some great protest rockers and songs, but if this is Jackson Browne's best effort at it, he's stuck in the minors.

Fortunately, the last two albums haven't made me change my opinion on Jackson. Dude just made a couple of bonehead moves in the 80's is all. I really hope that he makes it back to Austin. I'll definitely be excited to sing along with all the songs. Unless he plays "Disco Apocalypse".

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