i've been reviewing the best musical years of all time, and the votes are in and tabulated.
so far, we've heard from 1968, 2010, and 1983...those were all great years, but they barely make the top 10. this week i countdown to the best year ever, by reviewing the 6th best musical year of all time: 1972. listen and you'll know why. or, listen and argue about it.
some of what you'll hear: 2 great jazz-rock fusion albums by chick corea's newly formed band, return to forever; todd rundgren's [pictured] double album "something/anything," considered his best; the explosion of reggae, featuring jimmy cliff's "the harder the come" (the movie, the album, and the song); the brilliant progressive rock album: yes's "fragile"; and great r & b songs by the o'jays, curtis mayfield, and the temptations. also paul simon, and joni mitchell, both at their prime.
your votes have been counted. now it's time to argue. was this the 5th best year of music ever?