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|Brave New World|
Just finished reading this for my 12th grade AP English summer assignment. Amazing book. Here are albums i listened to while reading.
When I went into reading this I knew it was going to take place in a dystopian society (obviously) but because of this I wanted to listen to music that I saw as sort of futuristic in sound. This was my go-to record for that. The cold synths and booming bass on here mixed with the high pitched percussion meets this feeling well for me and, while it was a great start, didn't quite fit as reading music.
Next up was Blonde. It was actually my first time listening to this and my last as I realized it was a record I wanted to spend more personal time with (such as by playing Fallout 4 to). I think it met the mood pretty well as an alternative r&b/neo soul album which for a moment became my main focus in music and made me want to discover more records in the genre of neo soul while reading this.
|3||Tyler, the Creator|
I listened to this immediately after Blonde and it was also my first time listening to this. I'm not sure it fit the mood as well as the other albums did but it was interesting.
Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones)
This is the album. This is the album I listened to for probably the last 220/260 pages. Eveytime I read the book I couldn't listen to anything else but this. I associate do much in the book with it and I think it fits perfectly. This album like no other I heard is a perfect soundtrack to this book through helicopter date between Bernard and Lenina and the brief bit of freedom and joy John the Savage has at the end before the reporters come. I can't hear this album without thinking of Brave New World or look at my copy of the book and think of the album. Amazing.
|Been meaning to reread this book. I remember thinking the themes were more relevant to US than 1984, but Orwell's writing was much more impressive.|
|damn u young |
|I had this book assigned my first semester in college but completely skipped on reading it since the professor ended up spending a lecture to summarize it. Fast forward 6 years. I read 1984 last summer and then read Brave New World over the course of a week on vacation in January this year.|
I agree with Tb1114, Orwell's writing/prose and overall plotting is more compelling, but Brave New World asks much more profound philosophical questions. 1984 paints such a harsh black and white picture that you're supposed to sympathize with Winston and his resistance the entire time. BNW shows a society where no one really suffers and everyone is essentially given what they need, but simultaneously illustrates how abusive and oppressive a system that offers that can be. I spent a long time thinking about that book after reading it.
I can't listen to anything but instrumental music while reading though. Too easy to get distracted.
|Yeah I still need to read 1984. We'll probably read it this year for class tbh. It'll be interesting to be able to compare the two|
|Don't know how people can read and listen to music, fair enough.|
|I like that book, even wrote a song about it |
I think I prefer 1984 though.
|I mean it’s multitasking it’s the same no matter what you are doing. Sup drift I never gotten around to brave new world but 1984 is pretty fucking compelling and says a lot about society today even though it was written like 70 years ago. Ending is the wackest thing ever but also pretty gnarly and cool. |
|I read it last year while going through a classic sci-fi kick, and while I appreciated the questions it asked and overall pace, I hated how bleak and depressing the ending was.|
|Haven't read 1984 yet but we'll probably be assigned to read it sometime this school year. It'll be interesting to compare the two when I'm done|
|It's difficult to talk about one book without bringing up the other because they were published around a relatively close time period and while the settings are notably distinct (distant future vs. the year 1984), they're both genre-defining dystopian novels that share a lot of similar themes.|