In my book, the very best way to listen to an album for the first time is to load the thing up on the ol’ iPod Nano and go for a run that’s as least as long as the album’s (no pun intended, I swear) running time. My mind is clear, my attention span is uncharacteristically long, endorphins are flowing, I can crank the thing up as loud as my eardrums will let me… it doesn’t get much better on planet Earth, as far as I’m concerned. I had one of these perfect runs a couple weeks ago while giving Goldrush’s debut full-length Greatest Hits a first listen.
It was an incredibly rewarding experience, and I did my best to put why I love the album so much into words in this review over at RVA Magazine. I hope you’ll check it, and the album itself, out.
To give you an idea of what’s in store, I’ve posted the album’s first track, “Pale Blue Dot (For Carl),” below.