Record Roulette

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Like many here I have a large collection, populated with records I love, records I’ve barely listened to, and records I didn’t even know I had. Recently I’ve started a game where my kids pick random records and we listen to the whole thing. I thought it would be fun to share the experience. My daughter just selected….

Sting/The Dream of The Turtles

Pre-listen impression: I don’t like Sting. I didn’t know I owned any of his records.

Mid listen: Slick 80s production, heavy American/Caribbean mishmashing. Nothing offensive, but nothing good. If treading water had a soundtrack, it might sound like this.

Post Listen: Why does this record exist? It’s not danceable, it’s not introspective in any meaningful way, it’s not rebellious. I just don’t get it. Some of the melodies are nice and his voice is kind of soothing I guess.

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