Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The Eagles - Long Road Out of Eden (2007)
"OLD DOGS, NEW TRICKS" WEEK (MAY 1-7, 2011)
This is the only Eagles CD I own and, to be honest, I'm not sure how it ended up in my collection. It's almost like someone broke into my house, drank all my rum, and left this CD lying around. I'm fairly positive this is the first time I've listened to it in its entirety. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the band on the radio during their heyday in the '70s, I just never bought any of their stuff. I enjoyed the band the most when they leaned on the rock side of their signature country-rock (Life In The Fast Lane, etc.), but this double disc set is pretty much straight-ahead country music, which I don't normally listen to. So I'm not qualified to trash it, but I can't rave about it either. Go read other reviews about it. I'm going to listen this once and be done. As Sputnik Music says in their review, "So it's simple. Like The Eagles? You'll like this. Don't like The Eagles? The Eagles don't care." Even though I'm not a fan of this particular CD, I won't take it as far as The Dude:
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #1 (1 week, Nov 17, 2007)
Tracks: These songs aren't really my thing, but I didn't mind listening to What Do I Do With My Heart, No More Cloudy Days, Fast Company, Frail Grasp On the Big Picture, Last Good time in Town, and, ironically, I Don't Want To Hear Any More. However, none of this music will get ripped to my iTunes.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None, not surprisingly.