Before revealing our “Albums of The Year” list, you should know a bit about how we consume music at the office.
We don’t have particular preferences on what to listen to, usually our playlist comes on a first come first served basis, as for the format, we do love our vinyl records, but any format is welcome to our stereo.
It works like this:
The first person that puts on music triggers the process.
From that moment on, records will be changed for one or more of the following reasons:
It’s too good, we can’t focus on work.
Too happy (danger of sing along/flash mob)
Single person decision of not liking it.
Group decision of not liking it.
New release fresh from the pressing plant we NEED to listen to.
Something potentially really bad with a quirky cover turned up from lunch break record shopping at charity shops and we NEED to listen to it.
How the music gets changed:
The sneaky way: faking to walk towards the toilet, change the record with a Flash Gordon move and quickly walk away, by the time the music starts, the person will be safe and undetected in the toilet.
The squealer or newspaper boy way: waving the record up in the air and make people aware by shouting that you’re going to change music in favour of that album.
The normal way.
Double meaning sentences:
Then there’re a couple of sentences with double meaning that might decide the course of action in the music choice.
When someone says out loud:
“What are we listening to?” can either mean, “I really like it, it’s so good I’ve noticed it” or “Take it off, NOW!”
“Who put this record on?” can either mean, “I’d like to know it because I want to ask more info about this nice record” or “It’s awful, I’ll soon find something you hate and play it all day”
Anyway, getting your head around the immensity of 2014 music releases is no easy task, that’s why our “Albums of the Year” list has no particular order, but it’s our personal homage to those artists that kept us happy and productive in the office hours, making our year even greater.
We make music, we love our job.