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 ten—top 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)
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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