The "Guardian" Book of Playlists: The Best of the "Guardian's" Readers Recommend Paperback – 1 Apr 2008
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Now that iPods are so popular, many people access most of their music online via iTunes or similar applications. But the vast number of tracks available online can make this a bewildering process.The "Guardian's" weekly 'Readers Recommend' column offers imaginative and idiosyncratic suggestions for music to download on a selected theme, allowing the reader to create new and unusual themed playlists for his or her iPod. These playlists range over all genres of popular music, with brand-new tracks recommended alongside classic songs and rare oddities."The Guardian Book of Playlists" brings together the 100 best examples of the 'Readers Recommend' column, with Dorian Lynskey's essay on each theme being followed by the ten chosen songs as a recommended playlist, creating an entertaining, quirky guide for music fans wondering what they should download next."The Guardian Book of Playlists" draws on the archives of a popular "Guardian" feature to create a highly marketable book.
About the Author
Dorian Lynskey is a music writer for the Guardian. He was the Big Issue's music critic for three years and has freelanced for a host of magazines, currently including Q, Word, Spin, Empire and Blender.
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However, personally speaking Lynskey's choice(s) of the ten songs about Radio listed at page 273 matched five songs I would have chosen (including classic tracks by Selector, Rush & Roxy Music) whilst the other five I had not really heard before and were virtually new to me and I will play them on my radio shows/programmes in the future.
Overall, every playlist in this book is very engaging and indeed very informative even if you don't own a MP3 player or a i Pod and like me have an eclectic music taste and then this book will give you another perspective to listen to music you might never considered prior to reading this book.
A must read book for all radio Presenters/DJs and vital in helping to make their/our radio shows more interesting!