Top Albums of the 1980s, Package #10
By Mark Abraham& Dom Sinacola · Oct 05, 2012
Give this sticker to a shimmering soul. Someone who likes religion but doesn’t need institution; someone who has the urge to worship but not the unwill to follow; someone who snorkels through divinity.
(Rough Trade; 1981)
Give this sticker to an architect. Someone who wants to design an environment so claustrophobic it inverts itself into something airy and effervescent; someone who taps absentminded opuses on tables.
Give this sticker to a long-lost lover. Stew.
Give this sticker to a stage manager, a stylist. Someone who thinks aesthetic and organization go hand in hand; someone who breaths neon; someone who massages wrinkles out of oscillators, coaxing a dull brightness.
Give this sticker to a collage-master, a claims adjuster. Someone who doesn’t see borders because they are invisible anyways; someone who drowned once but liked the taste of seaweed.
Give this sticker to a court scribe, a binding arbitrator. Someone who records with inhibition; someone with a secret stash of construction paper; someone who walks in straight lines and talks like a helicopter.
Hounds of Love
Give this sticker to Kate Bush. Or try to. She’ll probably hand it back a second later and it will now be a glowing butterfly and also the reincarnation of Eleanor Roosevelt. You can’t make it that. You are not Kate Bush. Sorry!
Give this sticker to a television writer, a bbq contest judge. Someone who likes stuff in other stuff, on top of more stuff, adjacent to the original stuff. Maybe just give this sticker to Rube Goldberg.
Spirit of Eden
Give this sticker to the earth. Let it fester there, roots expanding and joining with other roots, caressing, fawning, a new evolution. With more harmonicas.
Give this sticker to humanity and say, “let this be what you aspire to be.”