I was discussing with Simon the other day how, for us, itunes is our uncomfortable telltale heart. No matter how we might explain away our musical predilections, itunes is there to soberly tap us on the shoulder and whisper ‘this is who you are, and don’t you forget it’. I’ve always seen my musical taste as democratic, imagining that unlike some people who were bound up in cool, I was unafraid to explore musical territory off limits to more squeamish types. Think B*witched.
If I liked it, I’d listen to it. Particularly pre-Spice Girls era, and in the context of school machismo this was actually the most alt you could get. When everyone else was talking loudly about Pearl Jam I was enjoying Madonna’s Like a Prayer. One reason I felt confident in my belief in pop was that my taste extended away from it too. If I could handle Kate Bush’s The Dreaming, then I must be somewhat avant garde, and at the very least well out of TTfm waters.
2. Give It 2 Me [Eddie Amador Edit) — Madonna
3. Moments of Pleasure — Kate Bush [hmm… this seems a bit depressive]
4. Erotica [Confessions tour version] — Madonna [I stand fully behind this]
5. Give It 2 Me [Paul Oakenfold Edit]– Madonna
6. The One [Freemason’s Vocal Edit] — Kylie Minogue
7. See You Again — Miley Cyrus
9. Nocturn — Kate Bush
10. Human — The Killers