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Bakers Dozen: Joy Division & New Order's Stephen Morris On His Top 13 Albums
Ben Hewitt , December 7th, 2010 05:59

Today, Stephen Morris steps up to The Quietus's Bakers Dozen challenge as he tells us all about his favourite 13 albums

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Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
Joy Division used to play Trans-Europe Express before we went on stage, to get us into the zone. It worked because it gets up a lot of momentum. Radioactivity was a bit of a downer album for me, but Trans-Europe Express just seemed to express an optimism - even if people see it as machine music. It reminds me of Cabaret , the film, with all of the 1920s singing.

For Kraftwerk, it's proper 'songy'. It's the same thing as with LCD Soundsystem and Sparks; when you get that marriage between humans and machines, and you get it right, it's fantastic. I have to say it's my favourite Kraftwerk album.


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