...I had been meaning to do a post about great albums to listen to whilst travelling for a while. Given the news yesterday, I figure I had better focus on music I like listening to on trains - as opposed to in the car, when I often have to figure other people's tastes in there. Hey, it's only polite.
A while ago, I went to Oban for a Stag weekend, which was huge fun. The thought of the long train journey (no car at time) didn't appeal, particularly, but until it got dark, the scenery was fantastic. And I had music with me.
So great travel albums? Razorlight's Up All Night. Sigur Ros' Agaetis Byrjun (see a couple of posts below). Kraftwerk are a definite - but I would put Man Machine ahead of Autobahn (ooh! sacrilege!!) REM's Murmur...but my favourite travel album would have to be Give Up by The Postal Service. It's just fantastic. Ben Gibbard is a member of Death Cab For Cutie, who I like, but this is my favourite release of his that I have heard.
If you go to their website you can download three tracks, the same three you can download on the Subpop site. They do have a Myspace page as well. If 'such Great Heights' doesn't make you want to dance around the room (though I appreciate this may be a bit, y'know, forward on a train, then shame on you!) Get there and get downloading!
Then go and buy the album.