Do you ever want to match the tone of a novel to music? I do! Here's some of my favorite music and author combinations matched up for your listening and reading pleasure. Enjoy!
Radiohead and George Orwell
Stylistically unique, dystopian, paranoid, deep, fascinating, groundbreaking in sound and genre, political, and futuristic are hallmarks of both Radiohead and George Orwell. The reflection of culture makes these works timeless. These British legends pair perfectly together.
Radiohead, Kid A
George Orwell, Animal Farm
The Beatles and Harry Potter
As you're experiencing both The Beatles and Harry Potter, you know you'll never find anything better. Both are modern classics. There's so much to unpack with the worlds the Beatles and Rowling create. Repeat enjoyment is a true must. They share the same motto, "All you need is love."
The Beatles, Abbey Road
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Beck and Kurt Vonnegut
These artists are irreverent, instantly recognizable, strange, off-beat, deeply moving, and prolific. Their range of topics, different styles, intelligent words and humor make them timeless.
Enjoy these together:
Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle
Led Zeppelin and Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
These two are made for each other with larger than life worlds making them legendary. Led Zeppelin pays homage to Tolkien’s works throughout their songs singing of Mordor, the ring, and the Misty Mountains to name a few. Enjoy the magical, mystical worlds these works of art create.
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
U2 and Tana French
These two make Ireland proud. U2 one of the biggest bands in the world hails from the Emerald Isle. Tana French’s bestselling mystery novels follow the detectives of the Dublin murder squad.
Tana French, Faithful Place
The Rolling Stones and Stephen King
Extremely prolific, culturally significant, and huge bestsellers in their respective fields. Have fun mixing and matching titles.
The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers
Stephen King, The Shining
PJ Harvey and Kate Morton
Haunting, Gothic, poetic, and lyrical describe both alternative music genius, PJ Harvey and bestselling writer Kate Morton. Genre-blending mixes of historical and modern look at the lives of women and all their fascinating aspects. Both set and record many of their works on the English coast. Cornwall is a favorite location for both.
PJ Harvey, Let England Shake
Kate Morton, The Secret Keeper