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1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die-Can I do it?

21 Nov

In 2006, the book “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die” was released, chronicling, well, exactly what the title says. In the back of my head, I keep hearing this voice challenging me to listen to all of these albums. Now, I’m going to give it a serious go and will write a brief review of each record as I move along through the list. First up tonight was Tupac Shakur’s Me Against the World. Out of all 1001 albums, ranging from Frank Sinatra’s In the Wee Small Hours to Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Natty Dread to Elvis Costello’s This Year’s Model, this is probably an odd starting point. I had a few of reasons for doing so: 1. I was in the mood to listen to some hip-hop, 2. I own Me Against the World on vinyl, and 3. I love Tupac, and to this day, he’s my favorite rapper, so I threw it on the turntable. Continue reading