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  • 09 March 2019
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    Inspiring account of a deep dive into the music of 2016, framed with humour from a personal perspective Made me want to listen to music again.

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Perfect Sound Whatever: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The Sunday Times Bestseller The brand new memoir from James Acaster cult comedian, bestselling author of Classic Scrapes, undercover cop, receiver of cabbages.PERFECT SOUND WHATEVER is a love letter to the healing power of music, and how one man s obsessive quest saw him defeat the bullshit of one year with the beauty of another Because that one man is James Acaster, it also includes tales of befouling himself in a Los Angeles steakhouse, stealing a cookie from Clint Eastwood, and giving drunk, unsolicited pep talks to urinating strangers January, 2017James 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 anyA constant comfort in James s 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, setting himself the task of only listening to music released that year, ending up with 500 albums in his collection Looking back on this year long obsession, parallels begin to grow between the music and James s own life his relationship history, the highs and lows of human connection, residual Christian guilt, and mental health issues that have been bubbling under the surface for years Some albums are life changing masterpieces, others are Howdilly Doodilly by Okilly Dokilly, a metalcore album devoted to The Simpsons character Ned Flanders, but all of them play a part the year that helped James Acaster get his life back on track.