Stephenie Meyer, the author of Twilight, discovered some “awesome CD’s” this summer. Her website was updated over the weekend, displaying a new post containing a few music suggestions for her readers. In her own words:
“No matter how busy I am, I can always listen to music, so I have a longer list of recommendations here. So, awesome CDs I discovered this summer: Animal Collective — Merriweather Post Pavillion Silversun Pickups — Swoon White Rabbits — It’s Frightening The Dead Weather — Horehound Grizzly Bear — Veckatimest Meese — Broadcast”
Her other suggestions include The Weakerthans and Elbows, “Seriously, Elbow owns my iPod right now.” Stephenie Meyer is, perhaps, the most advanced music listener among her literary peers, since she goes on to later express her love for Jack’s Mannequin, The Fray, and Blue October in the same post:
“Also musical, I got out to a few good concerts. Meese was with Jack’s Mannequin and The Fray—lovely. If you haven’t seen these guys live, do. And then I got to go see Blue October again. I love their shows. You can’t really know Blue October until you see them live. It’s an amazing experience.”
Untainted by the deadening grasp of Pitchfork and the blogosphere, Meyer is able to enjoy music without bias or media pressure. If vampires and people can get along, Animal Collective and The Fray can exist on the same iPod.