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A Stellular Selection: Rose Dougall's Favourite Albums
Jeremy Allen , March 1st, 2017 11:32

As she prepares to tour new album Stellular, Rose Dougall guides Jeremy Allen through her favourite 13 records, from dub reggae to folk and the otherworldly pop of Broadcast

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Life Without Buildings - Any Other City
I was about 15 in 2001 when this was first out, and I remember it was quite an edgy thing for me to be into, because I was listening to a lot of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell at the time. That post-punk sound in the band was a little more jagged than I was used to, so it was a bit of a departure for me. I'd not heard that kind of speak-singing from a British female singer ever, and there's an urgency to the whole thing. It just felt so fresh and unusual, so it's perfect music for a teenage girl.

Me and my two friends at school, we all know the whole thing off by heart, even if it is quite abstract; there are no choruses but it's still really musical and quite accessible in a way. It really captures that teenage time for me, and I feel it's still quite fresh sounding. It hasn't actually aged particularly.


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