Caleb and I don’t share the same taste in music. He likes bossanova, and I like things that people can’t hear in elevators.
The other night, we got in a fight about who has better taste in hip hop in front of our friend Constantine. Caleb claimed that I only listen to “pop” hip hop, and I said that just because he owns a Tribe Called Quest album doesn’t make him different than any other white boy. Constantine then swooped in to give equal weight to either side, and ended up agreeing with me that Katy Perry occasionally has a good song.
The truth of the matter is that I win, because Caleb doesn’t actually listen to hip hop, he just knows what people who now listen to “Band of Horses” are supposed to think is “good” hip hop.
But I came of age in the fucking late 1990s. Music by people with acronyms for names is my fucking jam.
Which brings me to a recommendation. Listen to the soundtrack for The Wackness, which features a lot of ’90s classics, if you’re looking for something to download for the weekend.