a central located old school pop album
newly mixed and remastered from the original Reprise session tapes
70s ballads and nothing except for Sondheim is first tier.
took another iteration away from the hippies before young America caught up with him again
it makes you wish it was better
a disquieted sadness permeates
the discovery of French ballads
‘he had to wear a colostomy bag until he fully recovered’
‘I don’t want to play with him.’ He was a racist mother —’
the Sinatra family for a first and final time
not impressed by the work of Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick
a lost chance in the winds of time
“Somethin’ Stupid” puts it over the top
“The heaviest burden is existing without living”
sexiness for adults in sharp relief to the art-rock
‘Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers just about put me in the White House’
This is the list of a peaceful man who has faith in humanity
a nihilist’s “My Way”
the silent majority had an album that wasn’t country but rather urbane, sophisticated, and speaking to the Greatest Generation
less updates and more absorbs the mood of the country
pop music for adults
feeling his age, feeling the competition
four wonderful songs
Smell ya later!
never comes close to coalescing into an actual, you know, artistic vision.
Sometimes, Frank couldn’t pull it off.
schmaltz is the standard transmission
the true exceptionalism of the American century
Sinatra has never approached the nadir he reaches here
Sinatra had already won an Oscar, though uncredited, for best song
every hope and dream exploded
consider it a band aid
recorded with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra
he is a charmer and a kidder, he gets her through making her smile
it might as well have been Queen Victoria
Nothing can destroy these bonds, nothing can stop us now. We will always love each other.
It is all of a piece entirely
an album without a center of gravity
the versions aren’t as good as as the original versions
an album for a tragedy that hasn’t happened yet.
a pop artist but first an artist
it sounds like a remix album
it’s fine, it’s fine, it does the job
full creative freedom, and complete ownership of their work
Come Swing with Me! was no Songs For Swinging Lovers.
Life was a blue heaven
a joyful America at peace
It is an album of absence.