A Synaesthete tastes our favorite songs and albums of all time
Know much about Synaesthesia? The neurological condition results in two senses being involuntarily connected. When the person hears a sound, they can also see an associated color, texture or pattern. Alternatively, they may be able to taste a particular food or flavor when a certain noise is played.
We wanted to find out what someone with Synaesthesia would taste when they listen to music. So, we caught up with James Wannerton – President of the UK Synaesthesia Association and got him to listen to the top albums and songs of all time to see how they taste…
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Tastes like… liquorice stick and scrambled egg!
Their Greatest Hits – Eagles
Tastes like… cauliflower and vanilla custard!
Greatest Hits – Billy Joel
Tastes like… Smarties and unset jelly!
Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin
Tastes like… a chocolate Easter egg and Italian sausage!
The Wall – Pink Floyd
Tastes like… an ice cream sandwich and bubble gum!
Back in Black – AC/DC
Tastes like… chocolate raisins and gumdrops!
Double Live – Garth Brooks
Tastes like… butter cookies!
Rumors – Fleetwood Mac
Tastes like… macaroni and cheese!
Come on Over – Shania Twain
Tastes like… sponge cake and Alka Seltzer!
The Beatles (The White Album) – The Beatles
Tastes like… liver and onions!
Here’s a summary of the top albums of all time and their respective flavors…
Flavors of the top songs of all time
We also asked James to listen to the US’ top 50 songs and tell us the flavors of each tune. Here’s what he tasted…
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