Songs to die for

Posted: October 14, 2008 in internet

1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die : NPR Music

Worried that you might miss some great music before you pop your clogs? The latest podcast of  NPR’s All Songs Considered can give you some pointers. There’s an interview with author Tom Moon who has just completed a 900-page opus called 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die: A Listener’s Life List. You can hear some of the obscure and not so obscure songs on this podcast. In the meantime, NPR has challenged listeners to come up with the five CDs you’d want to listen to if you had 24 hours to live.

My five? Every Picture Tells A Story (Rod Stewart), Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie), Definitely Maybe (Oasis), Exile On Main Street (Rolling Stones), Setting Sons (The Jam)  … but how could I not squeeze in a bit of Bruce, Rilo Kiley, Heather Nova and so many more. Damn it, I’m just packing the iPod and extra batteries for the afterlife.

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