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The Cars - Shake It Up


Mobile Fidelity



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AMOB 1325
UPC: 821797132510
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A return to form after the departure that was 1980's muddled Panorama, the Cars' Shake It Up bursts forth with a rich assembly of synthesizers, drum machines, electronic blips and catchy melodies that make it an early '80s pop staple. Known the world over, the famous title track proves the band's arrangement skills were in perfect shape and set the stage for a record overflowing with memorable hooks and complementary rock riffs. Shake It Up also plays witness to primary songwriter/vocalist Ric Ocasek's increased cynicism and biting wit. While the Cars never took a rosy-eyed view of romance, the songs here impart a newfound sense of sympathy, regret, limbo and reservation. The beauty of the Cars - and all 10 tunes here - is that the music suggests something else entirely. Such subliminal emotions and dynamic contrasts act as a magnet, and the band plays as if it's in on the secret.

Since You're Gone
Shake It Up
I'm Not the One
Victim of Love
A Dream Away
This Could Be Love
Think it Over
Maybe Baby

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Shake it Up

posted on 10/10/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Randy Wendt
Great album by the Cars as always.


posted on 09/17/2011
3 Stars
Reviewer: Celt
I've always found Mo-Fi, Nautilus and all the other so called "audiophile" record companies to be a hit or miss proposition. They either nail it or miss the mark entirely. Sadly, this is the latter. While it's a nice quiet pressing (not always the case with current era Mo-Fi) this album, while barely 20 minutes per side, was cut at such a low level, it all but killed the dynamics of the music. Glancing at the grooves, you'd think the record contained nothing but speech, there's so little modulation. If you're looking for a clean copy that sounds good, try finding a used Elektra copy first.

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