Us music geeks love making Top 5 lists.
It helps us deal with and understand this big scary world. Writer Nick Hornby understood this when he wrote the novel High Fidelity
. As did John Cusack and director Stephen Frears when they made the movie version. Today, in Paste
's List of the Day, we divulge our Desert-Island All-Time Top 5 Most-Memorable Top 5 Lists from the film version of High Fidelity
5. Penny Hardwick's Top 5 Recording Artists
Rob's "great-looking" high-school girlfriend Penny had very eclectic musical tastes, as this list of her favorites shows.
• Carly Simon
• Carole King
• James Taylor
• Cat Stevens
• Elton John
4. Top 5 Musical Crimes Perpetrated by Stevie Wonder in the '80s and '90s - Barry never actually gets around to crafting this list (which he proposes after refusing to sell a tragically unhip customer a copy of "I Just Called To Say I Love You"), as he's interrupted by an angry Rob and the film moves on. Still, he manages to pose the excellent "subquestion":
• Is it fair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter-day sins? Is it better to burn out than to fade away?