It’s hard to believe that another year has passed, but this record serves to remind me that yes indeed, it’s true—I am one year older. Teen Dream was a 29th birthday gift last year from two of the coolest people I know. While taking an afternoon post-lunch-pre-party stroll through West Chester, we stopped into Hideaway Music on Germantown Ave. I wasn’t able to find any albums I was interested in and went back outside. However, my friend remained inside the store and emerged a few minutes later with this record in his hand. And then he handed it to me and said, “Happy birthday.” It was a teen dream come true. This is a great semi-ambient record with long, lilting, synth-pop tracks that go perfectly with a lingering summer sunset.
There’s very little difference between the front and back covers of this double LP set. But I dig the pellucid zebra vibe.
Someday I’d love to make copies of all my records’ insert posters and frame them, creating entire theme rooms in my house. This one would go in the one called “People Painted Like Animals Matching The Walls Painted Like Animals Too”:
Handwritten liner notes never get old to me…especially when they’re written in such vibrant hues.