A Thousand Miles Feels Like a Million Years

For more than a year, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Brian Eno – Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks (1983)

I think I’ve heard of Brian Eno through Coldplay (I know I’ve heard of him somewhere, I just don’t know where), but I haven’t heard any of his stuff. Yet.

If you don’t know, this is ambient music that was composed to accompany the footage from the Apollo missions (hence the name). The project drastically changed after a couple of screenings and some of this music was used in other places, but the original intent of this was to be a soundtrack for the stars. Continue reading

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Listen to You Play ’til the Sun Goes Down

For more than a year, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Since we have been playing this game for 80 weeks now, Spencer decided we should all share music from the ’80s. I don’t listen to a ton of music released in the ’80s. For the most part, I don’t think it’s very good. Mostly I discovered there are a lot of albums from the ’80s I don’t care for. But there are some great singles. I did find one I would have shared anyway, but before I get to that, here’s what my friends decided to share this week.

Eurythmics – Touch (1983)

I have heard very little Eurythmics. Maybe two songs. Well, more like just one, plus covers of it and another. So all of my expectations come from that, plus Spencer’s apprehension of their dated ’80s sound.

However, because I listen to Spotify on my phone for free in shuffle mode (because my work blocks Spotify on our computers), I ended up listening to a few more Eurythmics songs than just from this album. And some of them (I’m going to guess their more modern stuff, since it was more guitar based and less synth based) are pretty good. I’ll forego a review, but I’ll probably listen to a bit more of them. Continue reading

I Know Just What You’re Saying

For more than a year, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

The Cars – The Cars (1978)

This is (apparently) the album that ushered in new wave rock. At least into the mainstream. I haven’t heard much from this album, pretty much just the singles, but what I heard doesn’t sound a lot like later ’80s new wave. But I like what I’ve heard from The Cars. I’m excited to listen to more. Continue reading

There’s No Glory Deceiving a Fool

For more than a year, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Queen – A Kind of Magic (1986)

Yep. Tim shared yet another Queen album. Not that it’s a bad thing. Or that I’m surprised. I just wouldn’t have done it. At this rate, it’ll take three years for Tim to share their whole catalog. Who knows if we’ll even be sharing music then. I’m kind of amazed this game has lasted as long as it has (never mind that we’ve brought in some fresh blood). Anyway…. Continue reading

We Won’t Have to Suffer the Wonderwhy

For more than a year, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)

I have limited exposure to The Flaming Lips, but I’ve always been attracted to this album art. I don’t know why. Continue reading