Tag Archive for 1990’s

Paul Simon – Born at the Right Time

This is the last of a few posts about albums that have influenced me recently. The Rhythm of the Saints recently turned 25 years old. It is one of my favorite albums of all time (I go back and forth between it and Astral Weeks) and is perhaps the most influential.

Simon’s experimentation with African and World Music and the wonderfully rich sound that was produced inspired me to investigate some of these sounds and musicians. I had a very enjoyable sojourn exploring African music and one that I’m sure I will return to in due course.

This track is a highlight of the album and I love the colorful, mythical imagery.

Down among the reeds and rushes
A baby boy was found
His eyes as clear as centuries
His silky hair was brown


Jeff Buckley – Grace

This track is taken from the spectacular album of the same name. I had never heard anything like it before when I first came across it in high school. I was transfixed by it’s sheer intensity.


R.E.M. – Strange Currencies

I have some time on my hands this Christmas so thought I might post a few tracks after a LONG hiatus. I’ve been thinking a little bit about some of my favorite albums and so thought I would post a few tracks from them that haven’t featured yet.

This track is taken from the 1994 Album Monster. R.E.M. were one of the soundtracks to my High School years with Monster, Automatic for the People, Out of Time and New Adventures in Hi-Fi all filling me with joy and wonder.