I hate CNET. It used to be so good…eons ago. But I could NOT pass this up. You can also hear in on SoundCloud and Apple Music. Hope you enjoy!
"Let me pause here to address the skeptical, because I used to be among you. I had zero interest in Hamilton, so it was only grudgingly that I accepted birthday tickets to the show. I don’t really like musicals, and I really don’t like hip-hop. Sit through two hours’ worth, all about a guy I barely remembered from history class? Sigh. If I have to.
Full stop. To say I’m a convert is an understatement. I now listen to the music constantly. I’m reading Ron Chernow’s Hamilton biography. I’m utterly fascinated by the history, and every time I play the soundtrack, I learn more about how it dovetails with the real story. The lyrics are amazing; the music, fantastic.