- Album name: The Best
- Artist name: Peter Allen
- Year: 1982
- Number of discs: one
- Label: A&M Records
- Collection: Selman
- Buy it on Amazon: $39.99
Level of familiarity before listening
I don’t know much about Peter Allen, and when I saw this record coming up, I kept wondering when the Microsoft cofounder got time to start a music career, but actually that was Paul Allen (no, not that Paul Allen, sicko).
Then I recalled that I had listened to Taught by Experts a few months ago, about which I wrote that it “represent[ed] everything I dislike about (some, not all) 70s music,” and added, “Peter Allen strikes me as like a less talented Elton John.”
What I expected
Though my previous Peter Allen experience wasn’t exactly positive, this album assures me that it contains his best work, so I think there’s some reason for optimism. I’ll assume that the music will be more 1970s singer-songwriter type.
What it was actually like
This was almost certainly the worst music I’ve heard in my entire life. It made elevator music seem lively. I don’t recommend it.
1/5: horrible enough that I couldn’t make it through