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The Smile Sessions

I really enjoyed the readings for this week and I was pleasantly surprised by them.  I was expecting a dry review of the albums, but instead they were interesting writings on the effect the albums had on people.  I found the topics intriguing because often with art the most important part is not the art itself, but instead the effect it has on the viewer.  With music this can sometimes be overlooked.  It is easy to forget what makes music iconic or great.  It is easy to forget that music has the supreme power of message sending among the arts.  Songs are the perfect length to make a statement and to have every part of it heard without a loss of interest.  It’s easy to listen to a song or an album and forget to pay attention to what it really means, but albums like The Smile Sessions affect the listener on a subconscious level as well.

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