The Cars, Heartbeat City, 1984

The Cars’ first record is undoubtedly a masterpiece. I think somewhere else on social media I once declared it a ’10’. One of the very few records that is top notch, track-by-track from start to finish. I had a copy of Heartbeat City on white cassette back in a previous lifetime that I pretty much played until it fell apart. Probably not a ’10’ to most, but it will always rank high for me on the basis sentimentality and ‘time and place’ feels. While the hits ‘Hello Again’, ‘Magic’, ‘You Might Think’ and the classic ‘Drive’ are all staples that everyone’s heard, standout tracks for me are also ‘Stranger Eyes’ and ‘It’s Not the Night’. Thanks for the tunes, Rick and Co.

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