McDonalds - 1 (800) 244-6227
Adrian Ellis: I’m floating…in a turquoise bay of ambient electronica on a cloudless summer day…a light breeze skims the water as I work my way through my sixth gin and juice. I like McDonalds' on-hold music...that's so embarrassing. Quality is godlike. Now leave me alone while I bliss out. 9
Amy Seidman: It’s glorious! It’s like Christmas sounds from a steel drum band on a Jamaican beach. Where my rum punch at? I’m with Ellis, I’m shockingly okay with it all. Also, their phone reps are so damn nice I’m struggling to find fault in any of this. Truly eye opening. It will be in my head from now on and I’m cool with that. 10
Andrew W.K.: This was the first of all the numbers that actually automatically put me on hold, after I selected the menu option associated with their food items. Despite the very, very poor audio quality, the music itself was truly unique and otherworldly, and the degraded sound quality actually added to the strangely futuristic tones and textures. It was contemporary classical piece, very difficult to describe—went beyond genre or traditional areas of classification. Intriguing and engaging music that held my attention as I tried to figure out and follow it. Almost psychedelic. 10
Amy Seidman is a writer for FANGORIA and Supercompressor. Her phone has a Fart App. It’s the main reason she has a cell phone in the first place.