Parallel Lives

Well, it seems we wait in vain for Dave’s Krautrock review; he is too distracted by his Italian travels to tell us what he thinks of Kraftwerk’s The Man-Machine. But life continues without our errant explorer, and to prevent this blog from becoming hopelessly out of date I feel I must introduce our next album. We will be listening to this new album for the next week/fortnight/month(?), or until Dave can find an internet café to post his review!

Up next in our musical adventure is New Wave. New Wave music was originally described as Punk, but it’s use of electronic experimentation and more complex musical styles led to it’s recognition as a separate genre in the late-1970s. Our New Wave album is by an American band whose sound is clearly removed from the noisy Punk we listened to from the Sex Pistols. We will be listening to the UK’s top selling album of 1979, Parallel Lines by Blondie, for the next… erm… let us know Dave, how long shall we listen to this one for?

Blondie - Parallel Lines

Blondie - Parallel Lines

Each week Fran and Dave explore a new genre from the Music Tree by choosing an album to represent it. We write about the genre or artist during the week, and post our reviews on Sunday (although while Dave is in Italia, don’t expect this schedule to be adhered to closely!). Want to join the musical adventure? Listen along with our Spotify playlist, and subscribe by clicking the link in the sidebar to get an email every time there’s a new post.

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