The BBC reports on a new trend amongst music lovers for sitting down on big sofas and armchairs, putting a whole album on to the turntable and listening. In silence. No talking. No going to the toilet. No phones. No tweeting.
Lights down and a pint to hand, appreciating the nuances of Ziggy Stardust or Dark Side of the Moon or the first Stone Roses album.
The idea comes from a sense that the pick n mix approach to music means that your daily soundtrack becomes an endless stream of random tunes thrown up by the shuffle button or a background noise while you update your facebook status, chat to your mates in the bar and check the footie scores. Down with music as part of your multi-tasking day!
So, if you were to join the Harringay Classic Album Appreciation Society, what would you pop on the turntable first?
For me, I think I'd start with The Beatles Revolver, but where would we go from there...over to you.
Easter Everywhere by The 13th Floor Elevators
The Stooges self-titled debut
Moanin' In The Moonlight - Howlin' Wolf
Marquee Moon - Television
Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Syd's Pink Floyd
NO! The moment of silence between sides is all part of the experience (apparently).
We've got enough suggestions here to last months. Now we just need a room with sofas/armchairs, a supply of beer and a turntable. Anyone?