Muruch Classic Albums Appreciation Club: Week 24

Last week’s pick, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, reminded me that I’m really not as big a fan of The Cure as I always thought. I love certain songs of theirs – particularly “Love Song,” “The Love Cats” and “Just Like Heaven” – but I tend to lose interest a few songs into any of their albums. So while I have nothing bad to say about the disc, it’s already faded from my memory.

This week’s classic album is…Duran Duran: Rio.

To recap the procedure here: At the beginning of each week, I’ll post brief thoughts on the previous week’s listening experience along with the coming week’s classic album selection. Then sometime in the week that follows, we’ll all take the time to listen to the album from beginning to end with no distractions. It can be as simple as just getting away from the computer to listen alone or you can make an event of it with candles, beverages and friends. Whatever format you play the album in or the manner in which you listen, just give the music your full and undivided attention.

Feel free to comment or email your opinions of our selections and recommendations for classic albums (from any decade, including this one).