On Saturday, I wrote about how music inspired me to get moving and have a productive day. Today, I'd like to get a little more specific and consider the album. Not necessarily a vinyl record, but I'm thinking of a collection of songs that becomes more inspiring when you listen to the whole thing in order.
It's an art form that is less appreciated now that we mostly get music through digital downloads and streaming services. But for me, joining Spotify this month (and buying a Sonos speaker) has re-ignited my passion for the album. Since I can listen to as much music as I want for the monthly membership fee, I've queued up and enjoyed classic albums that I wouldn't likely have purchased.
Today, I've listened to Paul Simon's Graceland, Fleetwood Mac's Rumors and Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon. After looking at Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, I'm queuing up Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger and Black Sabbath's Paranoid next. I'm having a blast.
What are your favourite albums to listen to all the way through?