I recently re-kindled my affection for the Foo-Fighters' 2007 album 'Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace' and it got me thinking; what is it about certain music that compliments driving, like a fine wine.....bad analogy.......
I was sorting my CD's into alphabetical order last weekend, as you do, and I stumbled across this absolute gem of a CD by the Foo Fighters. When I was 17 I got the album having heard song no.1 'the pretender' on the radio and I think it was the first album I ever owned which flows so well that it captures you as if you were right there in the studio from the beginning to the very end.
This album only got better once I finally passed my driving test and was able to lose myself in the theatre of this album while tearing down the local roads. It was brilliant. Naturally, as time goes by, we stick on the radio or let our media devices sort the order of play as we drift into the eclectic era which is the 21st Century, I guess you could even call it lazy.
What is it about certain albums though that are simply divine to drive to. Is it because some remind us of a time? Or maybe they're simply designed to entertain and enhance our whole experience.
Of course there are times when music is simply not requisite, for example when you're relying on the powers of internal combustion to provide the acoustics. However, we all know this is not all day every day and a radio is a nice way of making the commute bearable. Call me old fashioned, but I encourage to dig out your collection of CD's and find that one which encapsulates you, detaches you from monotony and is a joy without the need to skip, shuffle, search or make do.
Do it, you never know what you might rediscover.