Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Quietus: Baker's Dozen
I seem to be mining the rich vein that is The Quietus of late (notwithstanding the execrable Mr Agr**able).
'Baker's Dozen' will resonate with those of us who are pontificating over our favourite albums here and elsewhere.
Here's an interview with Scottish novelist Ian Rankin, a man known for peppering his plots with musical references. He's asked by the tome to choose his 'Bakers' Dozen'; his favourite 13 albums; something he found "really really difficult. Who are you going to leave off that list? As somebody who has been listening to music for over 40 years, and collecting albums, there are thousands and thousands of things I would have included given the chance. I thought which albums would be like a diary of my life. Albums that I can listen to over and over again, but that also resonate with me, for the stories behind them."
If Rankin's Throbbing Gristle/Hawkwind/Bowie rousing racket doesn't appeal you could do worse than have a look at Beth Orton's familiar folky fare in the same series...
Hell, to stop me being lazy and regurgitating ad hoc, access all of the (mainly) fascinating lists here:
Posted by Trevor Jones at 00:12