Whether you’re with friends or flying solo, every good road trip hinges on the music you take along for the ride. You might be a traditionalist, with a hankering for kick-ass classic rock like Boston’s ‘More Than A Feeling,’ or you might be a more sophisticated driver, preferring triumphant classics as played by the London Philharmonic.
If you’re in the mood for something a little different on your next cross-country outing, you should check out this list of the 40 essential driving LPs from The Guardian’s Ian Clayton. He features some classic blues, a little acoustic folk, old-timey Americana, protest rock and traditional Irish ballads (to name but a few). The list is incredibly diverse and well put together — worth a read even if you’re not planning on hitting the road anytime soon.
That being said, if you were heading out across the interstate, what music would you be taking with you?