I've read a lot of books about mental health, but this is probably the most honest and relatable account I've ever read, and having gone through a similar time myself (great times spent burrowing through YouTube for weird folk music to help get through a wobble in 2011!), it's hugely comforting to know I'm not the only one.
I really liked most of the music James recommends, and being able to listen to it as I read the book was fantastic and added a whole new dimension to the words I was reading.
Finding new music you love is one of the best feelings ever and I've been skipping around town with a grin on my face and great new music in my ears ever since I started reading this!
Okay you’ve convinced me, 2016 really was the best year for music. That aside, this book was incredibly raw and moving, and listening to a laundry list of great music as it appeared in the text only enhances the experience.
One of Acaster's best works I have seen him live and watched all his shows yet this is completely different. I have always been fixed to a certain kind of music as i have a taste that is self proclaimed as cool, yet Acaster has begun to change my outlook on types i had shut out in the past. Well worth the listen having James read this is the cherry on top.
The book was interesting and well narrated. I also, liked hearing the stories behind each album/song mentioned in the book, it was interesting to hear why 2016 was a great year for music. I will definitely be listening to some of the albums mentioned. Thank you to James for sharing his journal and his 2017 journey to why 2016 was "the greatest year for music of all time."