Record Machine: Auscultation of The Heart by J.B. Barlow and W.A. Pocock

Released in 1966 to assist students in the Medical School Program of Warner-Chilcott Laboratories, Auscultation of The Heart has to be the most unusual record in my collection. With auscultation defined as “the act of listening to sounds arising within organs (as the lungs) as an aid to diagnosis and treatment” by Merriam-Webster, this album is literally the sound of heartbeats paired with medical commentary.

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Book to Film Adaptations: High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

High Fidelity is one of those rare instances where the movie is just as good as the book. The two are different, yes, but I count both among my favorites.

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