Frank B. Weeks Visiting Assistant Professor of English Salvatore Scibona has quite a few prestigious honors under his belt. He authored the 2009 award-winning novel “The End,” and he made it onto the New Yorker’s list of “20 Under 40” fiction writers to watch. At Wesleyan, he teaches the two unique English courses: “Special Topics: Character” and “Three Big Novels.” Below is the music he happily shared with us. Be sure to check out the playlist on Spotify.

 

Dustin O’Halloran—“We Move Lightly”

“A little emo, but I like it.”

 

Eminem—“Lose Yourself”

“Best. Song. Ever.”

 

Will.I.Am—“Yes We Can”

“Yes, we still can.”

 

Paul Simon—“Obvious Child”

“The drum-beat in the song is just killer.”

 

Lauryn Hill—“Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”

“Great mash-up of a song from my father’s teenage-hood.”

 

Radio 4—“Blood Done Sign My Name”

“Totally terrific. I don’t know what it means, but I love it.”

 

Anna Marie—“Skating at Twilight”

 

Unknown—“Melody in Two Clefs”

“Learning [both] on the piano.”

 

Florence & the Machine—
“Cosmic Love”

“Like an 11 year-old’s nightmare. Terrific.”

 

Scala & Kolacny Brothers—“Creep” Cover

“A grunge song performed by a choir [that] becomes an angelic lament.”

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