September 26th, 2012
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THE MARRIAGE PLOT begins with an epigraph from the Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime.”

With that in mind, we curated a playlist to be used as a soundtrack to the book. We picked songs that we thought Madeleine, Leonard, and Mitchell might have been listening to in the early 1980s (pre-1983).

Click play on the cover above for the playlist to launch in your Spotify player.

Let us know what songs you would have added to the list. We’ve added a Spotify Collaborative playlist to our PicadorUSA Spotify account so that you can add your own Marriage Plot picks. Enjoy!

If you don’t have Spotify, the playlist is after the jump.

Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads

When You Were Mine - Prince

Is She Really Going Out With Him - Joe Jackson

More Than This - Roxy Music

September Gurls - Big Star

Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

Born in Xixax - Nina Hagen

Cheree - Suicide

Love Comes in Spurts - Richard Hell & The Voidoids

Riding On The Wind - Judas Priest

Nag, Nag, Nag - Cabaret Voltaire

Tainted Love - Soft Cell

The Killing Moon - Echo and the Bunnymen

Yes I Can, No You Can’t - Lee Morgan

Butcher Baby - The Plasmatics

Call Me - Blondie

Dark Entries - Bauhaus

World’s Famous - Malcolm McLaren

Go Wild in the Country - Bow Wow Wow

Release the Bats - The Birthday Party

Only You - Yaz

Handsome Devil - The Smiths

Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club

(Source: Spotify)

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    What a supercool use of Tumblr and music! Now you can buy yourself the brand-new paperback and settle in with these...
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    Makes me want to write something with a music connection. And also to give The Marriage Plot one more chance....
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    Baller baller playlist.
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    Jeffrey Eugenides: great 80s party DJ, or greatest 80s party DJ?
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    Hellz yea, Marriage Plot playlist!
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    I’ve been reading this book for most of the evening, on loan...Jenny. I’m really digging...
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