Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
1973 – Motown Records
There is not much that I could write that hasn’t been stated about this album before. It stands as one of the greatest LPs of all time. Time hasn’t diminished any part of it. The songs sound fresh and are still completely entertaining. The thing that jumps out to me is that most of the instruments recorded here are played by Wonder! He is known for his piano, vocals, and harmonica, but I think his drumming should be recognized. The drums on “Living For The City” are SO funky. He has more feel than many “famous” drummers out there. *Just got to the end of the album and had to jump back in here, Stevie plays the drums on “He’s Misstra Know-It-All”….good lord* This album covers so much ground. Each song sounds different, but they all fit together. The atmosphere created is unbelievable (all the modulations at the end of “Golden Lady”). I am not going to go too in depth into anything here. Take this post as a reminder to listen to this album again (or if you’ve never heard it, GET IT). I’m about to go back to the top and listen again.