Hey everybody, in an effort to make people thingk there's more to my life than reading about people in garish tights punching each other, I'm going to start posting reviews of albums that are important to me. Mind you, these are not necessarily the best albums ever, just the ones that had an effect on me at a particular time in my life.
How I came up with our first album here is a bit of a (boring) story. My iPod died a few months ago (hard drive blew up) and since my wife just got herself a shiny new one, her old mini became mine (the mini's battery is shot, but since I only listen to music at work or in the car, power is not a problem). So, anyway, as I was listening to The Submarine Races, what should the next album be on her pod? It's Copper Blue by Sugar. Quite possibly the greatest album of 1992, if not the entire decade.
I was entering my first year of college when this album hit and I was drawn to it like a moth to the flame. There's not a song out of place on this album, not one that hasn't been my favorite at a given time in the last 15(!) years since its release. I really can't tell you too mouch more about this, except that it's one of those CD's that should be in every collection, and if it isn't in yours, go buy one now, I've personally burned through 2 copies a so far.
Sorry there's not much to this review, but writing about music really doesn't do it much justice. Here's the opening track, and if that doesn't get your head bobbing, well, you're just dead inside.
Sugar - The Act We Act