11 February 2016

Ministry of Nostalgia: A Playlist by Owen Hatherley

Posted by Owen Hatherley

A playlist for the mood-music in the background of The Ministry of Nostalgia would mostly be some fairly horrible things, neo-folk and public service parodies and the like. So here is a short selection of songs and tracks that inhabit the uncomfortable spaces of British post-war nostalgia, in all of its lachrymose or thin-lipped glory, from the expansiveness of Pulp's 'Inside Susan', where the future is just around the corner, to the Dennis Potter misery of Al Bowlly, evoking the purgatory of Nicholas Lyndhurst doomed to philandering through a time-portal into 1940s London.