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Perfect Sound Whatever
- By: James Acaster
- Narrated by: James Acaster
- Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
James Acaster wakes up heartbroken and alone in New York, his relationship over, a day of disastrous meetings leading him to wonder if comedy is really what he wants to be doing anymore. A constant comfort in James' life has been music, but he's not listened to anything new for a very long time. Idly browsing 'best of the year' lists, it dawns on him that 2016 may have been a grim year for a lot of reasons, but that it seemed to be an iconic year for music. And so begins a life-changing musical odyssey, as James finds himself desperately seeking solace in the music of 2016....
- By Anonymous User on 23-08-19
Obvs 5*, who gives 4* after James's Uber bit
This was really enjoyable and layered, I'm so glad I listened to it. I always find James Acaster really funny and tend to tune in to whatever he's doing. I was expecting something warm and funny like Classic Scrapes, but wasn't prepared for this book to be so oddly life-affirming. It was honestly quite inspiring listening about the artists including James whose pursuit of their art has helped them through some really tough times, but never dry as this narrative of the biography of each album was peppered with the kind of mad stories that James tells best.