A MAN who stood out for enjoying obscure, challenging music is now unable to back down and just listen to ABBA.
Tom Logan, aged 38, began being more into cool, alternative bands than anyone else when he was a student and now has a whole vinyl library of unlistenable shit to feign appreciation of.
He said: “I went to university, I put a Sleater-Kinney poster on my wall so the boys would think I was cool and the girls would fancy me, it worked and it’s been hell ever since.
“Once you’re friends with the music nerds you always have to go one better. When they thought In Rainbows was amazing, I had to dismiss it as mainstream and try to get them into hypnagogic pop.
“Fast-forward 15 miserable years and my wedding song was by Mountain Goats, I only get to see old friends if I meet them for a Black Midi gig, and I’m trapped in pretending I love The Fall.
“If only I could admit that I hate all the music I profess to enjoy, whack on Dancing Queen and dance around the kitchen singing along like a normal, tasteless, happy human being.”
Friend Lauren Hewitt said: “Everyone knows Tom yearns to listen to Taylor Swift, but we won’t let him off the hook. We’ve suffered his pretentious shite for years. He deserves this.”