52nd Street / Billy Joel : 4 of 5
Another walk down Memory Lane with the iTunes Music Store, continuing my look into my Billy Joel filed past. It's safe to say that 52nd Street was my favorite album - it's still fantastic, since I think it has the most jazz influences, but now I think it gets a little weak in the second half (or Side B, as we used to say). The opening tracks are the best, and when I was younger, they were such an emotional catharsis for me! First you have Big Shot, so you can get out your anger, and next is Honesty, so you can release your sadness. But right after that is My Life, when you rise above it all and declare your independence! There are several other tracks I love, too, especially Half a Mile Away, which has some really fun horns. It's so nice to listen to these albums again, especially when I can have them in minutes, since I could never get around to buying the actual CDs!