Jeff’s Album of the Week

Jeffrey Scott Buckley’s Grace has been one of my favorite albums I listen to on an annual basis and then don’t think about for 12 monthsish until I yearn for it again. Buckley’s tragic death in an accidental drowning near Memphis has to rank up there with Kurt Cobain’s death as far as tragedies of the 90s are concerned. His cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” was the first thing I’d ever heard him do until I decided to devote a youtube session to other songs off Grace a few years ago.

There’s a reason David Bowie once said this was his favorite album of all time and would be the first album he’d take if he were deserted on an island. To me he kind of seems like a musical cousin of Elliott Smith or Nick Drake but you can also hear he grew up listening to Zeppelin. He also had some of the most amazing pipes ever. OMFG. Anyway, I digress. If you’ve never listened to this album please do so. If you have, listen to it again. I know I will.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s