Kurt Vile is a Poptimist
Listening to Kurt Vile, you might peg him as a fan of Neil Young or Bruce Springsteen, classic American based guitar rock which Kurt Vile seems to directly descend from. And you would be correct. He cites his love for both of them here.
But you may not have guessed that Kurt Vile listened to Charli XCX's entire discography in the past week, or wrote a song from Ke$ha, two insights that we gain from this interview. Vile says he's a music obsessive, and in this interview he proves it.