Check out Luc Sante's playlist of 100 of his favorite songs, right now

Cultural historian Luc Sante has compiled a 100 song playlist that's excellent and eclectic, to say the least. I bet that it's going to be the soundtrack to my work week for the next month.

When asked about how this thing came to be, Sante sent this: "That playlist is something I was asked to do by the guy who runs that site ( Of course I was thrilled. I'm always a frustrated DJ. About 75% of it is greatest hits of all my mixtapes going back ten or fifteen years. People seem to be liking it—I was sure I'd be slagged for being insufficiently up-to-the-minute or being rockist or something."

Sante's latest book is a large work, THE OTHER PARIS: The People's City, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. It's out in about 40 days and I can't wait for the copy I pre-ordered online to arrive. Earlier this year, MT spoke with Sante; that piece is here.

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Mike McGonigal

Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...
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