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.