All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton was thumbing through some of the CDs he keeps neatly alphabetized in a book. He was trying to find one he could play just to annoy me. But during his search, it was seeing the David Gilmour solo disc sitting uncomfortably next to the Andy Griffith CD that made me laugh out loud. Those weird and wonderful juxtapositions in our music collections say a lot about who we are. (What does this say about Robin?)
So, go through your CD collection, album collection, iTunes playlist or whatever and tell us two records that sit oddly next to one another. You can also tell us a bit about who you are and how this musical pairing might shed some light on your personality.
In just a swift glance I found this in my collection: Martha and the Vandellas next to The Mars Volta.