SnapDragon’s Top Ten Albums: Pick #9.

Hi! And welcome to the latest addition to my Desert Island Picks.

In case you missed my little advertisement, I’ve decided to award ten–yes, only tentop albums of my life.

And when I say ‘album’, I mean the entire album, friends. The whole record. Not some compilation or mix tape. I put in the CD, crank up the volume on quality speakers, and let the artist’s creation come to life.

You know. How it was intended.

All right. Now that we’ve cleared that up, let us continue!

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#9: So by Peter Gabriel (1986)

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Ahh, yes. Another classic.

This album will always remind me of my dad. As kids, my brothers and I would routinely raid his meticulously-selected CD library. It was a treasure-trove of quality Rock. It was also a gift to us kids: one that perhaps he hadn’t even realized he had given.

My oldest brother would carefully place the CD in the stereo, press play, and let the magic come to life.

And Peter Gabriel’s So is, just that: magic.

With its heavily 80s studio sound, it hits all of the feels, friends.

His voice–his words–are haunting. There’s an ethereal quality to it, really. As with most of my favorite music, it’s almost like this album wasn’t produced by the dedicated collaboration of instruments.

It feels like it has always just. . . been there.

It’s an album that takes its time. It’s an album that reminds me what it means to be an artist.

And it’s an album that’s waiting for you.

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Favorite Track: “Sledgehammer”

(This song makes everything better. And it has to be loud loud. Enjoy.)

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Stay tuned for Snap’s #8!

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12 responses to “SnapDragon’s Top Ten Albums: Pick #9.”

  1. Yes! Yes! Yes! Fantastic … Sledgehammer! I’ll never forget it and of course music does that weird thing by transporting you back in time … I’d love to go back in time for real! Katie

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    1. Haha, me too! Thanks for your comment, Katie. And keep on rockin’ to Sledgehammer. 🙂

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  2. I love Sledgehammer. As a child I got into 40s and 50s music of my parents generation. I look forward to your countdown.

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    1. Thanks, friend! And yes: Sledgehammer is an instant mood-booster. 🙂


  3. hmmm… don’t really know much about or by Peter Gabriel, just a couple of his hits – In Your Eyes and Solbury Hill. My knowledge of music mostly ended in the 70s… 🙂

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    1. Haha. No worries. Hopefully you’ll give “So” a listen and enjoy it at least a fraction as much as I do. 🙂

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      1. I did listen to the two songs I do know; I’ll check out the others soon!

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  4. LOVE Peter Gabriel. Played this album non-stop in my twentys! He stood above most other singers. An artist and baring his heart and soul. Mercy Street is one of my favorites, soulful! Shaking the Tree is another great album. In particular the song, Shaking the Tree. 🙂

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    1. Yes! He is such a brilliant artist. Thanks so much for your comment, Teri. 🙂


  5. Such a great record! My fave track is That Voice Again

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