Having discussions with people about what music they are listening to is one of my favorite conversation starters. I have discovered a multitude of artists + albums simply from having a conversation about music. I figured this would be a great way to kick off the Enjoy the Ride Records blog. We'd love to know what you're listening to!
- Michele, Enjoy The Toons Operations Manager
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger 25th Anniversary Reissue: This album is easily one of my personal favorites from the early 90s & I can happily say that this album has never sounded better!
Ace Ventura Motion Picture Soundtrack: Although the music may not be the first thing associated with the classic film, the soundtrack is a true hidden gem. It features a handful of score tracks by Ira Newborn, who is best known for his work on Ferris Bueller, The Naked Gun series, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, & Uncle Buck. The soundtrack also features the Mission: Impossible theme, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Cannibal Corpse & "Ace Is In The House" by Ton Loc himself who acts in the film.
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic: The latest album by one of the finest modern pop stars, Bruno Mars. Personally, I feel this album is a bit short & not his best album overall, but that isn't to say that it isn't a great album with some fantastic tracks. The title track "24K Magic" & the second to last track "Finesse" are the standouts upon my first few listens. "Finesse" has a real 90s R&B production sound to it, which Bruno really does a killer performance over.
Panic! At The Disco - The Death of A Bachelor: This album is all over the place in the best way possible, but you gotta give it a couple listens to appreciate everything going on. Brendon Urie has become one of my favorite singers as of late, solely based upon this album. I'm genuinely curious if this is going to lead to Urie releasing a solo album, because I could definitely see that happening. Standout tracks = "Hallelujah," "Impossible Year" + "LA Devotee."
R. Kelly - 12 Nights of Christmas: My boyfriend isn't the biggest fan of holiday tunes, but he can recite Trapped In The Closet as if he wrote it himself. This album was the perfect way to slide some holiday tunes in this year. After giving it a listen the other night, I wouldn't be surprised if this is our soundtrack while decorating the Christmas tree.
Wild Belle - Dreamland: I fell in love with Natalie Bergman's voice upon hearing "Our Love Will Survive" sometime over the summer. I revisited this album a few days ago + I'm glad I did, its fantastic!