Mappery For the love of maps

Words & Music

Tom Armitage sent me this cover by the band Saint Etienne who I had not heard of.

“The album’s cover art was designed by Manchester art collective Dorothy. Band member Bob Stanley explained, “They had done this map of a fictional area with all these road names, which were songs. I just got in touch with them and I was like, ‘I love this, would you want to do one that was tailor made for us with all of our favorite songs?’ They said yes. The general theme of the album is marking a route in your life through music—the idea is that you can follow roads on the map and end up with a playlist of different journeys. There are 312 song titles on the map—it’s our hometown.”[20]

How many song titles can you find on the map?

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