Staff Picks: Operation Road Trip

Your mission, should you choose to accept it…

You’ve inexplicably agreed to road trip it somewhere hot and dusty with a friend you only semi-like. It’ll be a grueling, straight-shot, 1500-mile journey. Pit stops not allowed. Only emergencies. Unless you come prepared with some killer music, you’ll be gnawing on PBJs and slurping lukewarm Gatorade to a soundtrack of prattle, dull background noise, and I Spy. The pressure is SO on: if you’re going to survive this trip, what three albums do you have to bring along?

So, who’s takin’ on the challenge, Ethan Hunt style, this week? Drum roll, please…it’s…staffer Alyssa! Ok, now let’s see how this edition* of Mission: (Im)Possible went. Alyssa picks:

Parliament’s Greatest Hits – Parliament
“In that car ride, I’d definitely want to get funked up.”

The Very Best of Aretha Franklin – Aretha Franklin
“She’s Aretha. And I love her.”

Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump – De La Soul
“Posdnuos, Dave, and Maseo make any trip interesting – I can’t listen to this album enough, and it’s one of those rare ones where I never skip a song.”

*Look for brand spanking new Staff Picks every week. New situations…new staffers…GOOD TIMES. It’s pretty much a win-win for y’all: music + the people behind Murfie. :-)