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In one of the key scenes in the 2000 film "High Fidelity" (based on the beloved Nick Hornby novel of the same name), main character Rob Gordon (played with sad-sack aplomb by John Cusack) reveals that after his girlfriend moved out, he re-arranged his beloved vinyl collection according to his own personal autobiography. "If I want to find the song 'Landslide' by Fleetwood Mac," explains Gordon, "I have to remember that I bought it for someone in the fall of 1983 pile, but didn't give it to them for personal reasons."

Comedian, writer and actor Patton Oswalt's obsession with music isn't nearly as maniacal and anti-social, but he still feels very strongly about the albums of his life. In his new book "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland" (a collection of autobiographical essays), he spends a great deal of time discussing how much R.E.M.'s Fables of the Reconstruction meant to him »

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