Help your potential matches find common interests.
Anything by H.S.T., Vonnegut, Gaiman, or Palahniuk, old school
scifi (Orson Scott Card, Heinlein, Neal Stephenson) history, and
unfortunately a lot of tech books for my job
Charlie Bradley, Beck, Ben Folds, !!!, Avalanches, TMBG,
Teddybears, Air, Nujabes, Ratatat, Pixies, Girl Talk, Das Racist,
Cut Chemist, Chemical Brothers, Norman Cook, Electric 6, Red
Elvises, Aquabats, Nina Simone, Soulwax, Wolfmother, Von Bondies,
Sublime, Sia, Four Tet, De la Soul, J5, Eagles of Death Metal,
Tune-Yards, Nightmares on Wax, Kid Koala, Lovage, Kings of Leon
(the old stuff), Zero 7, M.I.A., TV on the Radio, Cake, Weezer,
Aim, Link Wray, Kid Loco, Jenny Owen Youngs, Madlib, Beastie Boys,
I'll say Asian but that's a cheat since it's such a vast category.