Singing Songs of Joy and Peace

Some of my friends and I share music with one another while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

This week, I did something we’ve done before in this little game: I shared an album I’ve never heard before from Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

We’ve had discussions on the pros and cons of lists like that, and not everyone agrees. Different people have different musical tastes, which can be great – and that’s part of the whole idea behind this music game. Before we get to what I picked, here’s what my friends shared:

Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (1965) – Number 4

Spencer went along with my re-visiting of this theme and shared what I picked when we first did this – although he wasn’t playing the game at that point and so had no way of knowing.

Two years later, I’m willing to try this album again and see if anything has changed for me. 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