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    How could I not!! How could I not!! This was the album that established the total Sinatra-Riddle sound.

    Songs of Innocence (U2 album, 2014) (listen to full album on #*

    Song Reader (Beck & various artists album, 2013) (listen to full album on #**

    Imagine (John Lennon album, 1971) (listen to full album on #*

    That Lonesome Song (Jamey Johnson album, 2008) (listen to full album on #**

    Hunky Dory (David Bowie album, 1971) (listen to full album on #*

    maybe it does when I get my favorite song on iTunes and listen to it so many times that I begin to hate it...

    Frank Sinatra, Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years

    When I turned the page to this album, I was surprised to find an artist I'd never heard of and I wasn't thrilled at the prospect of listening to a country album. Then I listened and realised even though I didn't know the name Marty Robbins, I grew up with this album. I knew every song and could sing along to it. It's the cause of my dislike of country music, so of course, listening to it now with "beginners mind", Dad will be happy to learn, I found it's not so bad.

    Machito - Kenya (1957): After a string of "interesting" jazz albums I was ready to skip ahead to 1960, but I'm glad I stuck with the program because this is a great album. This is the first of the 1001 albums I've listened to multiple times and track 2 "Congo Mulence" is the first of the songs on these albums that lead me to saying "I've got to listen to that again" when it finished. Guaranteed to put you in a good mood - definitely check this one out.

    Neil Young What a song writer - so many great songs but my favorite is Unknown Legend

    I was surprised to learn I knew most of the songs on this album because it got played at the parties my parents went to when I was a child. At the time (1970s) I thought it was very old, but I am guilty of the same crime - listening to music that is 20 years old. As for the music - yes, well worth a listen.

    Jack Jones, "Wives and Lovers". Kapp Records, 1963. Fifty years after its release, The Huffington Post referred to "Wives and Lovers" as one of the most offensive songs ever: "You know you have a one-way ticket to Offensive Town when a love song starts with, 'Hey, little girl...'." (Huff Post 8.12.13)

    Kate Bush

    The Tragic Treasury: Songs from a Series of Unfortunate Events (The Gothic Archies, 2006) (no copy on #*

    Derek and the Dominos, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs"

    The Magnetic Fields, "69 Love Songs"

    One of my favorite albums ever, great songs and terrific production (by Alan Parsons). It's Al Stewart's Year of the Cat, released in 1976.

    Leonard Cohen, "Songs of Leonard Cohen"

    McCartney, Lennon

    Nirvana, "In Utero"