The Cars - The Cars (1978) [24 KT Gold DCC, 1993]
EAC-FLAC Image with CUE & LOG - 264 MB | Full Scans included | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 116 MB
Rock / New Wave | TT - 35:15 minutes | Label: DCC Compact Classics Inc. / Catalogue # GZS-1032
American art-rock was often stilted and lacking in humor until new wave arrived. This ranks as one of the best debut albums from a rock band. The Cars are filed under rock, but they are closer to power pop than any other genre. Ric Ocasek sounded like a cross between the Raspberries and Television, punk sound with a pop attitude. Liberated by the influence of the Velvet Underground, Roxy Music and punk-era fellow travelers like Blondie and Suicide, the Cars methodically linked hookiness (enough to produce three hit singles and several other FM favorites from this debut album) and at least one raised eyebrow. The result still plays as a rock & roll classic. And if charm wasn't their aim, the fact is, it's undeniable. In 2003, the album was ranked number 282 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.