How to: Create all-time playlists

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“What are your all-time top 5 favourite records?” That’s the question Natasha Gregson Wagner’s Caroline Fortis breathily poses to John Cusack’s Rob Gordon, in 2000’s music-centric romantic comedy, High Fidelity.

Cusack’s character smoothly offers up the only logical answer, “In a club or at home?” — in other words, it’s contextual — “Listen. Tell ya what. Why don’t I just make you a tape?”