Sorry, late entry

Nice idea: 10 inspired book-and-album pairings here.

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Some are pretty clever, but ten wasn't enough. And I don't really need all the extra text (except for those books I wasn't familiar with). Anyway, the list made me think that y'all could think of even more satisfying pairings. Here are a few of my own offerings (granted, slightly more myopic, built exclusively around some predictable milestone books and albums of the past 20 years): Copeland's Generation X–Pavement's Slanted and Enchanted or something by Eliott Smith. Dave Hickey's Air Guitar–Beck's Odelay. Cormac McCarthy's The Road–Arcade Fire's Funeral.

Any one else want to venture a pairing?

PS. Thanks BW for this link!


5 responses to “Sorry, late entry”

  1. LP says:

    Ha! This one is my favorite on flavorwire.

    When I was about 13, I went through a phase where I would only listen to Christian and instrumental music. At the same time, I started reading Helter Skelter (I know, I know). I didn’t have many records, and didn’t really like Christian rock, so I listened over and over to my new favorite album, the Chariots of Fire soundtrack. It was an eerily perfect soundtrack for that book, and now whenever I hear the Chariots of Fire theme song, I think of Charles Manson.

    So: Helter Skelter and the Chariots of Fire soundtrack.

  2. T. Pynchon’s Inherent Vice + the Nuggets compilation, volume I.

  3. T. Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow (first book thereof) + the Fletcher Henderson box set.

  4. As I Lay Dying + the early recordings of Mississippi John Hurt

  5. F. P. Smearcase says:

    Love the idea but I got nothin’. My music doesn’t go with my books.