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Too many to list them all but a few off the top of my head:
A Confederacy of Dunces
Welcome to the Monkey House
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Giving Tree
Pretty much everything including country.
Here're some that come to mind (but this is not even close to an
exhaustive list): Magnolia Electric Co., Public Enemy, Wu-Tang
Clan, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Gillian Welch, Bonnie Prince
Billy, Bad Brains, Howlin' Wolf, Lyn Collins, Zero 7, The
Pretenders, Black Keys, PJ Harvey, Lykke Li, Etta James, Marva
Whitney, Fugazi, Otis Redding, George Clinton and the P-Funk, The
Smiths, Lucinda Williams, The Pixies, RJD2, James Brown, Morrissey,
Nicole Atkins, Leonard Cohen, Jon Brion, Ant Banks, Nina Simone,
Tom Waits, Sugarcubes, Joy Division, Andrew Duhon, Sonic Youth,
Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Rebirth Brass Band, et al.
Shows: Jeopardy, House, The Wire, NewsRadio, Homeland, South Park,
Dr. Who, etc.
Food: I fucking love good food...most food, though I'm not a big
fan of Thai, not because it tastes bad, but because they use sweet
ingredients like peanuts and coconut milk. I'm not a fan of sweet
stuff in my main dishes; I like them perfectly fine in my dessert.
This is the same reason why I'm not a fan of sweet potatoes unless
they're in pie form.