There is high correlation between people who like music and list lovers. Some new books should give pleasure to those who are meet both criteria:
- Hang the DJ: an alternative book of music lists “lists about musical loves and hates, dreams and nightmares”
- Pitchfork 500: Our guide to the greatest songs from punk to the present – the very cool music website Pitchfork names the top tunes.
A bit of a browse brought some more intriguing music titles to light. Nul points – for those of us with fond memories of lurid Eurovisions past (who could forget the girls from Bucks Fizz getting their skirts torn off), this book focuses on those that managed to score the infamous “nowt”.
Old rare new is a homage to the independent record shop, with interviews of a variety of music types like Everett True, Devendra Banhart and James Lavelle having their say on the joys of discovery.