Understanding the Music of Hotel California

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair, warm smell of colitas rising up through the air… So begins one of the most famously disorienting journeys in rock history, but how exactly does Hotel California manage to make you feel so lost? It’s got a lot of tricks up its sleeve, from unresolved dominants to falling motifs to a guitar solo that never actually ends. But don’t worry: You can check out any time you like. Via 12Tone