The London 2012 Olympic Games

Music and sport have had plenty of odd crossovers in their time, but also a lot of very good crossovers too (New Order spring to mind).

So in this post I’m not going to wax lyrical about how well Team GB (+NI) got along, because frankly I live overseas and don’t have a telly, so try as I might I haven’t actually seen very much of it. I can’t even tell you how much I liked the opening or closing ceremonies, because at the time of writing I haven’t seen either of them.

What I can do, though, is heartily recommend that you buy an album called Isles of Wonder, which is available all over the place. I haven’t got around to buying it myself yet (frankly it’s ridiculously expensive in the USA) but just look at that track listing! Mike OldfieldUnderworldThe Chemical BrothersUnderworldPet Shop Boys, more UnderworldFuck ButtonsU2, oh look, Underworld, and then some more Underworld.

It looks as though it’s particularly worth buying if you like Underworld.

You can get Isles of Wonder on CD from Amazon UK, or as a download from iTunes among other places.