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June 6, 2011

Dude Stops People Wearing Headphones To Ask What They’re Listening To (London Edition)

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Inspired by Tyler Cullen, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City who went up to random people in Manhattan and asked them what they were listening to on their headphones, Joseph Jenson and Michael Fostiropoulos have applied the concept to London. Now, the natural question: from this random sample, who has better taste in music? London or New York? Here are the respective playlists:

New York City

  1. The Bee Gees: More Than A Woman
  2. Fenix TX: Abba Zabba
  3. Eminem: Not Afraid
  4. Keni Burke: Keep Rising to the Top
  5. Beyonce: Smash Into You
  6. LCD Soundsystem: Dance Yrself Clean
  7. The Black Keys: Too Afraid To Love You
  8. Kanye West: Blame Game
  9. Kinky: Mas
  10. Lil Wayne: Lollipop
  11. Oasis: What’s the Story Morning Glory
  12. Frank Sinatra: The Best Is Yet To Come
  13. Korn: Counting on Me
  14. Britney Spears: How I Roll
  15. Panic! At the Disco: From A Mountain In The Middle Of The Cabins
  16. Kid Cudi: Day ‘n’ Night
  17. Bob Marley: Buffalo Solider
  18. Wiz Khalifa: Black & Yellow
  19. Big Punisher: Still Not A Player
  20. NPR2
  21. Tub Ring: No One Wants To Play
  22. Lady Gaga: Just Dance

London

  1. ABBA: Money Money Money
  2. Coldplay: Cemetaries of London
  3. The Clash: Rock the Casbah
  4. Common: Play Your Cards Right
  5. Podcast Tour of London
  6. The Bravery: An Honest Mistake
  7. Corrine Baily Ray: Seasons Change
  8. Vangelis: Conquest of Paradise
  9. Nadia Ali: Fine Print
  10. Plastician: Japan
  11. Rihanna: Disturbia
  12. Beirut: Elephant Gun
  13. Burial: Endorphin
  14. Nine Inch Nails: Deep
  15. Gospel Choir: You are Worthy of My Praise
  16. Jimi Hendrix: Purple Haze
  17. Danny Byrd: Ill Behaviour
  18. Bruce Springsteen: Down to the River
  19. Podcast Japanese 101
  20. Katy Perry: Teenage Dream
  21. Jay Z: Jigga that N***a
  22. Disney’s The Junge Book: I Wanna Be Like You.

You decide. TC mark