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    Roy Griffin
    Written on September 13, 2018
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      M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

      Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is the sixth studio album by French electronic music band M83, released on October 18, 2011. This album runs for 73 minutes and 34 seconds.

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      Marilyn Delgado
      Written on October 9, 2017
      "M83 transports me back to the eighties when I was kid watching a teen movie with Molly Ringwall or an early Nightmare on Elm St. break from killing scene, or running scene...."
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      Marilyn Delgado
      Written on October 9, 2017
      "M83 transports me back to the eighties when I was kid watching a teen movie with Molly Ringwall or an early Nightmare on Elm St. break from killing scene, or running scene. However, this album is for a time such as now, the instrumentals have revived and refreshed the 80's sound in this album. The intro to M83 is like a book, from the very first paragraph you know whether the book is a put down or continue to read to the end. This album is indeed a listen to the end, and play over and over. If you want a quick escape, or vacation just pack these hits into a device that will allow you to hear the transporting beats, and dream."
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      Leonardo Flores
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is a multi genre offering from Anthony Gonzalez which combines elements of electronica, rock, pop and classic rock into the perfect mix of driving music. It's a double album which makes it even better for your road trip."
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      Janice Davidson
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "This album is great to listen to on a road trip if you listen to indie rock and alternative rock. The album is unique, interesting, and artsy. This album is very easy to listen to and comes across as relaxing but intriguing. Almost has an 80s vibe."
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      William Flores
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "This could be a good option for a road trip. I might like to see a list of ones recommended by people instead, but this has good reviews and related albums."
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      Fleetwod Mac - Rumours

      The number of hits and classic songs that there all in this album is so high that is almost a record to sing-along with in its own entirety. This album, the second with the lineup that was established in 1975  with the album Fleetwood Mac, was the biggest success of the band, that expanded its sound from blues rock to a music full of vocal harmonies between Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. 

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      Christine Rodriguez
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Rumours, the album by Fleetwood Mac, is one of my all-time favourite road trip albums, and one of the best albums ever, period. I took a trip with my boyfriend to New York..."
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      Christine Rodriguez
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Rumours, the album by Fleetwood Mac, is one of my all-time favourite road trip albums, and one of the best albums ever, period. I took a trip with my boyfriend to New York City, and we listened to this album over and over on the way there and back. There is something so nice about listening to this album as you cruise along over the hills, and watch the clouds roll by. It's so fun to sing along to, and it's casual and wistful, and a great listen. My favourite song on the album is definitely Never Going Back Again, such a soft, sweet tune, with Second Hand News coming in at a close second."
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      Janice Burke
      Written on September 25, 2017
      "This is one of my favorite albums. I listen to it often, especially whenever I'm going on a roadtrip. Nearly every song on this album is a classic. If your're planning a road trip in the near future, I would definitely suggest buying this album to enjoy on your trip."
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      Agustín Figueroa
      Written on September 25, 2017
      "I bought the album Fleetwod Mac - Rumours for a friend of mine, and he's been very happy with all the classic songs that are included in it. He's a fan of the band, and told me that this is most likely the best collection of their songs, all in one place!"
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      Wayne Harper
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Nothing better than listening to great tunes while on a lengthy road trip. Fleetwood Mac-Rumours is great to turn on low and just enjoy the open road."
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      My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

      Can anyone create beauty with noise? Yes, this album is the proof. During its entire career, the band formed by Kevin Shields had the purpose to evolve from the classic pop sound to create thousand of layers of noise from where melodies and beauty emerged. With Loveless, they finally achieved what they wanted launching one of the best records of the 90's. Listen to songs like Only Shallow, Loomer, Touched or When You Sleep, to name some of the tracks and start floating into a new dimension.

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      Andrew Chapman
      Written on November 8, 2017
      "Somehow this album got great ratings on Amazon. I guess there is a dedicated following with very different musical tastes than me. But that's the music biz I guess. It's..."
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      Andrew Chapman
      Written on November 8, 2017
      "Somehow this album got great ratings on Amazon. I guess there is a dedicated following with very different musical tastes than me. But that's the music biz I guess. It's certainly not one of MY "best Albums to listen to on a road trip," but it might be one of yours. Who knows? Check it out and see."
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      Jeremy Gomez
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Finding a great record to jam to while you hit the road is key to a good road trip. It can be rough keeping track of the time, but music helps it pass quickly. This album is great. It spans a lot of emotions and takes you on a journey, while you are on your journey."
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      The Band - The Band

      When one thinks of music for a road trip, one of the first bands that come to his mind is the quintessence of American rock The Band and its second and self-titled album. Songs like Up on Cripple Creek, Across the Great Divide, Whispering Pines are perfect as a soundtrack to drive across any country but especially for a ride across the USA.

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      Timothy Brooks
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "The Band (with likely one of the most confusing band names of all time) has so many hits that are perfect to belt in the car. I have a strong love for a couple of songs,..."
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      Timothy Brooks
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "The Band (with likely one of the most confusing band names of all time) has so many hits that are perfect to belt in the car. I have a strong love for a couple of songs, although that "old-timeyness" might not work for younger generations. I can see myself popping this in maybe once on a long road trip, but if you're a young adult, I bet you will have other music you prefer on road trips."
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      Amit Trivedi
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "This is one of my favorite albums and I cannot recommend it more for a road trip"
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      The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

      Exile on Main Street is one of the best albums of one the best bands ever, The Rolling Stones. This record reflects a period of time when Keith Richards was at his peak of compositive talents. Recorded in his basement in France, its jammy and bluesy spirits and its freewheeling nature make this record a perfect choice to listen to while on a road trip. 

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      Cheng Chang
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "I love making playlists for travel but sometimes I get tired of listening to the same stuff. I started to explore the classics after my friend recommended the Rolling Stones..."
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      Cheng Chang
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "I love making playlists for travel but sometimes I get tired of listening to the same stuff. I started to explore the classics after my friend recommended the Rolling Stones album, Exile on Main Street."
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      Sai Kapoor
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "I love this album and I have the DVD. I listen to it a lot, especially when I am travelling. It's an epic classic."
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      Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

      One of the best albums by the British pianist and singer, reaching 30 million of copies sold. This album launched in 1973 and with Bernie Taupin's lyrics, the main composer of this era for Elton John is a musical tour de force. Grandiloquent, emotional, minimal sometimes, this double album showed all the talents of Elton John, from piano ballad to rock and roll gems. An album to immerse during a road trip.

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      Danielle Harrison
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Elton John is a household name and has great music. The reviews on this album hold it in high esteem and hundreds of people highly recommend it. I don't doubt that it is a..."
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      Danielle Harrison
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Elton John is a household name and has great music. The reviews on this album hold it in high esteem and hundreds of people highly recommend it. I don't doubt that it is a great album to pass the time while riding down the road."
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      Marilyn Hart
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Elton John is a pretty classically loved musician. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is good if you're into that music."
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      Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual

      The last album of Jane's Addiction before the reunion was the perfect epilogue of an era and the prologue of another. Creators of the alternative rock scene, their mix of funk, heavy metal, surf, progressive rock, punk was the base for many bands that came after but never topped. 

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      $7.97

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      Stephen Banks
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "I personally find it to be a great album. Not everyones taste is the same but I would totally get this again."
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      Stephen Banks
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "I personally find it to be a great album. Not everyones taste is the same but I would totally get this again."
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      Lori Richardson
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "This album is a great alternative rock album. It is fun to listen to on the road."
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      Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas

      Dream pop, shoegaze, dreamscapes, ethereal atmospheres, sonic landscapes, emotional lyrics...This is what we can find in the seminal album from Cocteau Twins, the famous Scottish band that set a new standard in pop music during the 80s and first 90s. Heaven or Las Vegas is a perfect soundtrack while driving as the sun sets.

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      $9.99

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      Aanya Tata
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "This is a beautiful album. Truly a joy to listen to anywhere, but on a road trip, it makes the whole thing feel very surreal, like you're in a movie. If you like dreamy,..."
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      Aanya Tata
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "This is a beautiful album. Truly a joy to listen to anywhere, but on a road trip, it makes the whole thing feel very surreal, like you're in a movie. If you like dreamy, relaxing, ethereal music, this is the album for you. Cocteau Twins made a beautiful album here."
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      Jacob Alexander
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "I didn't think I would like this type of music to be honest. As a millennial that listens to mostly electronic music, Cocteau twins was a big change. Me and my found the tracks surprisingly listenable even when ripped straight to the phone."
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      Parliament - Mothership Connection

      Mothership Connection is the fourth record by the funk band Parliament and the first one to feature Maceo Parker and Fred Weasley. The album has a groove like no other album has ever created, the mark for P-Funk created by George Clinton, the leader of the band. Blending funk, jazz, rock and progressive its sound is perfect for a road trip when you need a little boost to keep going while having a good time.

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      $8.99

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      Jose Larson
      Written on October 28, 2017
      "This album is one art of mastery. It might be one of their best albums and it is available at such a convenient price so I think it is worth a shot. The lyrics are so touching..."
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      Jose Larson
      Written on October 28, 2017
      "This album is one art of mastery. It might be one of their best albums and it is available at such a convenient price so I think it is worth a shot. The lyrics are so touching and the music is just amazing. It is a an album is is a Must have I would say and worth every penny."
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      John Gonzalez
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "While I have absolutely no idea who this band is, I see no reason why they shouldn't be given a shot. It looks like it could be a decent solution."
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      The Beatles - Abbey Road

      Some may say that Abbey Road is the best album by the best band ever. We don't know but what we think is that Abbey Road is a perfect album to enjoy while driving on a road trip. Songs like Come Together, Something, Octopus's Garden, Here Comes the Sun, Because are perfect and atemporal and create the perfect atmosphere for a long ride.

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      $14.58

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      Christian Chen
      Written on September 23, 2017
      "I recently went on a road trip with some friends and did a search for best albums to listen to on a road trip. The Beatles - Abbey Road was recommended to me, and my friends..."
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      Christian Chen
      Written on September 23, 2017
      "I recently went on a road trip with some friends and did a search for best albums to listen to on a road trip. The Beatles - Abbey Road was recommended to me, and my friends and I could not stop listening to it on the way to our destinations. It really is one of the best road trip albums!"
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      Marie Phillips
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "The Beatles are overrated. It doesn't mean they aren't a good, legendary group, but Abbey Road is not something I'm listening to on a road trip now or in the future. Let's stop acting like the answer to everything music related is something from the Beatles. It's not."
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      Humberto Madrigal
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "The Beatles Abbey Road is a fantastic album especially for those who enjoy excitement or exploration/road trips. I highly recommend for anyone searching for some good music."
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      Donald Fagen - Kamakiriad

      The second solo album by Donald Fagen after he left Steely Dan was released in 1993. The album is a theme record about the futuristic journey in a high tech car named Kamakiri. The songs talk about middle age feelings and reflect a journey through life.

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      Lorena Rivas
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "We are always looking for new music to listen on our road trips. We take at least 3 road trips in a year. So music is extremely important. My cousin actually got me hooked on..."
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      Lorena Rivas
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "We are always looking for new music to listen on our road trips. We take at least 3 road trips in a year. So music is extremely important. My cousin actually got me hooked on Donald Fagen's album - Kamakirid. Keep it in your car. you won't regrtet it."
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      Barbara Stanley
      Written on September 24, 2017
      "Ugh this album. I don't know where to even start. My buddy brought it on our road trip and subjected us to it for a few songs before we vetoed him and switch to lady gaga. I mean, who the heck is donald fagen anyways?"
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      David Castro
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Great album for long trips, its calm and relaxing and takes you on a journey. If this type of music is what you like give it a listen."
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      Ann Holland
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Donald Fagen delivers another masterpiece! Absolute requirement for any good roadtrip! You should definitely get a copy!"
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      Survivor - Vital Signs

      Survivor was one of the best bands in what was known as AOR or (Adult Oriented Rock). Their participation in Rocky III soundtrack made them internationally famous with the hit single Eye of The Tiger. After this, they tried to follow the success with Caught in the Game, but it was a selling failure. With a new singer, Jimi Jamison they launched their best record Vital Signs, with omnipresent keyboards and remembered tunes like I Can't Hold Back or the Search is Over.

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      $12.98

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      Roy Rios
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "While I'm personally not a huge Survivor fan, I think this solution is very appropriate. The description even does a good job of selling the high points of the band. The album..."
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      Roy Rios
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "While I'm personally not a huge Survivor fan, I think this solution is very appropriate. The description even does a good job of selling the high points of the band. The album is rated fairly high on the Amazon page but there's only 44 reviews, which means the album itself isn't all that popular. Based on that, I'm not sure if I am completely convinced that this album would be considered the "best.""
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      Timothy Moore
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "I listened to some of the 30-second song previews and I wasn't particularly impressed with them. I don't think I would want to listen to this on a road trip. Clearly, some people will like it, it wouldn't have been suggested otherwise, but I am not one of them. I do not think that this is a good solution at all."
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      Kathleen Wells
      Written on September 30, 2017
      "Not my favorite type of music for cruising down the road. I would rather have something with a little more energy to help me stay awake and be excited for my trip."
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      Grateful Dead - American Beauty

      Grateful Dead is one of the best bands that came from the sixties free spirit era. They were one of the bands that emerge from the hippie and psychedelic scene from California. Fusing all types of music like jazz, country, rock, psychedelia, blues, space rock and long and acid oriented instrumental jams. American Beauty was the follow up for their Workingman's Dead album where they continue exploring the folk, bluegrass and country elements of their music developing their songcraft to their highest point.

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      Pamela Smith
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Who in my age range don't remember the Grateful Dead. An iconic band of America. their mixture of music styles are great. No matter what kind of music you like you will love..."
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      Pamela Smith
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Who in my age range don't remember the Grateful Dead. An iconic band of America. their mixture of music styles are great. No matter what kind of music you like you will love this band. It you don't like a song just wait for the next. This is such a diverse band you are sure to have many of their songs in you favorites list."
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      Daniel Foster
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Someone brought American Beauty by The Grateful Dead on our last road trip to the beach. I had never heard the album before but it was great. Loved the style of music and it really helped make the trip memorable."
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      Walter Scott
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "Grateful dead is a really fun song. The music aspect of this is really awesome that gets everything in a way that people tend to enjoy."
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      Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow
      The second album from the Philadelphia's shoegaze band Nothing is shoegaze at its top. Noise, ethereal atmospheres, guitar riffs that can sound loud as hell but soft as snow too and lyrics that reflect twisted relationships, stoned trips and teenage and adult angst make this record a modern classic to get lost.
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      Ashley Hansen
      Written on September 18, 2017
      "I had planned to travel from Missouri to New Mexico for several months in advance but did not remember to pick out my travel music beforehand. I was stuck with the CD stuck in..."
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      Ashley Hansen
      Written on September 18, 2017
      "I had planned to travel from Missouri to New Mexico for several months in advance but did not remember to pick out my travel music beforehand. I was stuck with the CD stuck in my cars player left by my sister. The album was Tired of Tomorrow by Nothing. I listened to the tracks oh about 10 times each, and in that time, the band really grew on me. Will be listening to more of their music in the future."
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      Liliana Uribe
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "When I think of long road trips, I always think of music. And there is nothing better than listening to Tired of Tomorrow, the second studio album released by American shoegazing band Nothing. The songs are a great mix of ethereal atmospheres and guitar riffs that can be loud as well as soft and soothing."
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      Christopher Campbell
      Written on September 18, 2017
      "This album is great to listen to on a road trip. It has a special way of taking you far away from where you are adding to the feeling of a road trip. This is a great album as well as an earlier one released by them "Guilty of Nothing". I'd pick them both up."
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      Ayaan Rodrigues
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "I wanted to add some new tracks to my road trip playlist. My media player recommended Tired of Tomorrow by Nothing. Bad choice, too much angst for me to enjoy."
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      Beach House - Bloom

      The fourth album by the American band Beach House is one of the best albums of dream pop of the recent years. Their tunes go from a soft pop with ethereal guitars that flow over dreamy voices to an indie rock style melodies that change your mood with resemblances to Cocteau Twins, Slowdive, and other influent bands. You can find songs like Myth, Lazuli or Other People that are among the best songs of the band. A must.

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      $9.99

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      Susan Wilson
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "This music has been done, ad nauseum, in the early 90s, especially in the Seattle area when grunge was becoming the thing. Still, I stupidly gave it a chance. This almost..."
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      Susan Wilson
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "This music has been done, ad nauseum, in the early 90s, especially in the Seattle area when grunge was becoming the thing. Still, I stupidly gave it a chance. This almost caused me to crash my car out of sheer boredom during my road trip."
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      Aaron Grant
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "Beach House - Bloom is one of my favorite albums to take on a long drive, as long as I'm not the one driving because it tends to relax me so much I fall asleep. Even when I'm at home, I like to fall asleep to this album when I'm stressed."
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      Catherine Hayes
      Written on September 23, 2017
      "Beautiful lush music Even tempo but the artist needs more work to put in to be desired not a bad album in my opinion not the best but will satisfy your needs for music on road trip"

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    Summary

    Best Albums to listen to on a road trip
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming Other 204 Free
    2 Fleetwod Mac - Rumours Other 154 Paid
    3 My Bloody Valentine - Loveless Other 148 Paid
    4 The Band - The Band Other 110 Paid
    5 The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street Other 90 Paid
    6 Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Other 69 Paid
    7 Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual Other 42 Paid
    8 Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas Other 33 Paid
    9 Parliament - Mothership Connection Other 5 Paid
    10 The Beatles - Abbey Road Other 2 Paid
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