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“But have you seen my records?”

I used to maintain a list over on my Facebook profile with all my favourite music, but frankly, it got pretty silly, because my music library’s very big, and full of music I really love, and Facebook wanted me to condense everything down to fit in a tiny little box. So I thought such a monolithic chunk of culture would be better served by a list unburdened by word limits and such.

Later on, I realised this was a silly idea. If there was music I really loved, I should probably just write about it. Which I try and do.

Here is a list of people I wish I was half as awesome as:

  • James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem)
  • Aristotle
  • Jonathan Franzen
  • Alexis Petridis
  • Thom Yorke (Radiohead)

Here are some other artists and bands I couldn’t live without:

  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Talking Heads
  • Nick Cave
  • The National
  • Spoon
  • Modest Mouse
  • TV On The Radio
  • Hot Chip
  • Amon Tobin
  • Tortoise

Here are some books I like very much:

  • The Corrections
  • The Secret History
  • London Fields
  • The Line of Beauty
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities

And here are some films I would like you to watch:

  • The Godfather, Part II
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Zodiac
  • Fargo
  • In The Loop

That’ll do nicely, I reckon.

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