Friday, August 15, 2008

Album Of The Day #27: GLASS HOUSES - Billy Joel

Title: Glass Houses

Artist: Billy Joel
Label: Columbia
Year: 1980
Songs: You May Be Right/Sometimes A Fantasy/Don't Ask Me Why/It's Still Rock And Roll To Me/All For Leyna/I Don't Want To Be Alone/Sleeping With The Television On/C'Etait Toi (You Were The One)/Close To The Borderline/Through The Long Night
Written by: Billy Joel
Produced by: Phil Ramone
Thoughts: I love this album. It's fun. It's rockin'. Plus, it's Billy Joel. The ten songs add up to his shortest album (lasting just a half-an-hour), but they're all awesome. I love "All For Leyna", "Sometimes A Fantasy" and "Sleeping With The Television On". The album was a response to critics who called him 'soft rock', but Joel still finds it impossible to completely shed the label, with tracks like "C'Etait Toi" and "Through The Long Night". My main criticism is that it misses the one thing that makes Joel awesome: his piano playing.
Rating: 9/10

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