• #458: Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection
I'm not really a huge Elton John fan by any stretch. That's not to say I dislike his music, I just don't ever really listen to it and other than a few of his mainstream hits I don't really know any of his work, so I came into this pretty fresh. There aren't any huge hits on this album that I recognize from elsewhere and I guess it is some sort of concept album as all the songs follow a loose theme. It's got a country feel to it which normally wouldn't be my cup of tea but overall I found the album to be nice to listen to. I wouldn't necessarily put it in the top 500 but there's definitely nothing terrible about it.
My Rating: ★★★
• #457: My Morning Jacket – Z
I don't know if this would be considered "ambient" music (probably not) but I got kind of an airy, spaced-out vibe on this album. Once again there aren't any mega hits here but as something to have on in the background to remove the sounds of silence (gotta wait at least until the Top-250 to get The Sounds of Silence, however) it is definitely something I would listen to again. Some good guitar work near the end of the album, but other than that just a mellow vibe and maybe something to fall asleep to, in a good way.
My Rating: ★★★☆