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#279: The Cars by The Cars

1.26.2012


The Cars by The Cars (1978)

Favorite Track(s): "Let the Good Times Roll" and "My Best Friend's Girl" and "Just What I Needed" and "You're All I Got Tonight" and "Bye Bye Love" and "Moving In Stereo" and "All Mixed Up"

Thoughts: When I first saw this album cover I was like, "There is no way this album is from the 70s. That cover is so 80s!" But the more I looked at it, but more it seemed like maaaaaybe it could have come from the 70s. Maybe. (Fascinating stuff.) The point is: ahead of its time.

I've never spent much time with The Cars beyond hearing them on the radio and on soundtracks. But I really enjoyed this album. Power pop-rock is right up my alley. I was a bit reminded of Roxy Music and Queen, but this album was still original and unique in its own way. And who can believe this was a debut album? Very impressive.

Is This Better Than Help!?: Sure!



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