As Artificial Intelligence becomes more commonplace, Alan Parsons album “I Robot” does feel even more relevant than it did in 1977. This conceptual album draws inspiration from a series of 37 science fiction short stories and six novels by American writer Isaac Asimov and the general theme of human versus AI. Fun fact, this futuristic album hit record stores in the US the same week as Star Wars was released.
On this album, Alan Parsons (audio engineer of “Dark Side of the Moon” and “Abbey Road”) and Eric Woolfson lead you to question the relationship between man and machine. Backed by funky, finely tuned production and introspective lyrics, “I Robot” is candy to the ears and brain!
The Track You Won’t Want To Miss:
“I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You” is one of the catchier, upbeat tracks on “I Robot.” Listen carefully to the groovy vocal line and consider the title of the song. Is it the perspective of Man looking down on his inferior creation, or is it the Robot gaining self-awareness and becoming autonomous from man? That’s for you to decide!
Pink Floyd lovers will also appreciate tracks “Genesis Ch.1. V.32” and “Day After Day (The Show Must Go On.”
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