Album of the Day
The Cars had four hit albums in the trunk when the group took a short hiatus to accommodate solo projects; they reconvened in London to cut their fifth album, HEARTBEAT CITY, with producer Robert “Mutt” Lange. The time off was just what they needed, and the 1984 collection broadens the quintet's classic rock and new wave hybrid to include moody and atmospheric tracks like “Drive.” Sung by Benjamin Orr, the poignant ballad reached the Top 10 and showed The Cars were still eager to explore new territory. With inventive videos for “You Might Think,” “Magic” and “Hello Again” in heavy rotation on MTV, the collection wound up being The Cars' biggest seller ever (and, along with their debut, the group's most critically acclaimed). Now celebrating its 35th anniversary, HEARTBEAT CITY will quicken the pulse of any listener.