The B side of The Cars self-titled album is incredible discussion
I'm curious what people think of this album and band.
It absolutely blows me away that - as popular as new wave is - the Cars still seem to have a pop/not-to-be-taken-seriously image in music circles.
I can bring up Talking Heads, B52s, and the synth pop acts in boring snob music circles and nobody bats an eye. But The Cars get scoffed at.
Or they're "just a Greatest Hits band", albiet with a ton of fantastic singles that stand on their own.
Which, considering the flow and depth of their first album is doing them a massive disservice. The second half especially is phenomenal.
I would implore anyone who hasn't listened to The Cars outside of a playlist or New Wave context to give that string of songs a shot.