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Emotional Experimentation: Ghostpoet's Favourite Albums
Thomas Hasson , June 12th, 2013 07:42

With an excellent second album under his belt, Ghostpoet picks out his own favourite LPs from his collection

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Photograph courtesy of Sophia Spring

Last month, Ghostpoet, aka London-based MC and producer Obaro Ejimiwe, released his second album, Some Say I So I Say Light. An impressive progression from his 2011 debut Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, the Quietus review of the album (which apparently made Ejimiwe shed a tear), said: "Ghostpoet, to his credit (and perhaps commercial misfortune), chooses not to pursue a singular path. So Some Say I… skitters from rock pillar to dance post", concluding "[he] has here taken a step into the post-breakthrough world with baggage aplenty."

Two weeks after that review was published, there's still some leaking going on, though this time it's from his tour van's roof. On his way to Newcastle, Ejimiwe reflects on the decision-making process for his Baker's Dozen: “I’ll always be a massive fan of anything trying to combine different genres and not stick to just one path.

“I could have chosen another fifteen. I just thought, what would be the best albums to choose today?”

Ghostpoet is currently on tour; head to his website for full details. Click his picture below to start scrolling through his choices


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Its acceptable to leave your wife chained to a lamppost on a hot summers day if there is a bowl of water left near her
Jun 12, 2013 4:08pm

This article would be vastly improved if it was a) on one page b) had links for all the music.
14 pages just to bump the sites page impressions? pfffttt

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Jun 12, 2013 4:42pm

I only read the Baker's Dozen feature to fantasize about John Doran smash his face into a wall in response to the obligatory 'this would be better if it were on one-page-not-fucking-fourteen' comment...

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John Doran
Jun 12, 2013 6:30pm

In reply to Predator:

You're right. They're subhuman scum. If I held in my hands a capsule that would rid the world of these entitled whingers, to know that the slightest pressure of my thumb on the glass would end all of their lives... would I do it? Yes, yes! I think I would do it! That power would set me above the gods!

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Jun 12, 2013 7:33pm

all we need now is a visit from "crap selections but at least it's not Bowie" bloke and we're all set for this round!

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Keith Fleet
Jun 13, 2013 7:06am

Still no Cockney Rejects.

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Jun 13, 2013 9:06am

In reply to Apop:

No Bowie! Praise the Lord!

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Max Cairnduff
Jun 13, 2013 3:08pm

In reply to Chris:

For me half the fun of these lists here is wondering what the hell will be up next. Portishead! Badly Drawn Boy! Graceland!

Well, less than half, the main part is stuff like D'Angelo that I didn't know before, or being reminded that I've long meant to listen to that Little Dragon album.

One page and I'd just scroll past some of those. As it is I stop and think, Portishead, really, maybe I should relisten to that.

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