Dinner Party Albums
I need eight albums to soundtrack a dinner party for six people aged mid-forties to mid-fifties. I've decided to go the old-fashioned route and play whole albums.
They have to be varied but blend together. They should be heard without having to be listened to. They can provoke toe-tapping but not actual dancing. They can't be too stimulating nor too soporific. They should sound familiar but still be capable of surprise. They should be old and modern at the same time, inoffensive, yet interesting. The styles need to be different enough to appeal to people with different tastes and different levels of interest in music.
I'm not asking too much am I? Not for The Afterword.
So far, I'm drawn to Daft Punk's & Rod's latest (new, familiar, dance, rock) and old stand-bys for me, The Last Record Album and Goats Head Soup (it amazes me how many fully grown adults haven't actually heard either of these albums).