PORTLAND, Maine — Here are the albums and videos Mick Pratt discussed this week on 207 along with some of his opinions.
Trolls: World Tour A movie that according to some “sky-is-falling” entertainment articles from earlier this year heralded the end of theatrical movies as we know it. Trolls was one of the first studio tentpoles released in a post-Covid environment and some predicted it proved the obsolescence of movie theatres; seems unlikely, but who knows? The movie itself is pretty good, especially if you like 1980s arena rock and heavy-metal antagonists
Pacific Breeze 2: Jpop Collection from the 1980s: You know that whenever there’s a new City Pop compilation I’m bound to talk about it, right? Light in the Attic returns with another selection of tracks from Japan’s City Pop era. A great compilation to listen to and remember simpler times. Still no Plastic Love, but I can dream
Now! That’s What I Call Yacht Rock 2: Speaking of excellent sequels to excellent compilations: here’s Now That’s What I Call Yacht Rock 2. Toto, Chicago, Mike McDonald, Gordon Lightfoot. The gang’s all here! There’s even a vinyl pressing of this and it comes on “cool blue” wax.
Clueless 25th Anniversary Edition: I can’t have read that right. 25 years? I’m, like, so totally sure that movie just came out. It’s interesting to be able to trace the lineage from Valley Girl, to Clueless, to Meangirls. I wonder what movie of this generation will be next in line? Anyway, Clueless is getting a steelbook release which is pretty sweet.
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