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Erasure's Andy Bell Selects 13 Favourite Records
The Quietus , April 26th, 2011 09:25

As Erasure gear up for the Mute Short Circuit Festival, Andy Bell picks us his 13 favourite albums


Blondie - Plastic Letters
Already their second studio album, they had scored hit singles with 'Denis Denis' (I first heard that on my Grandad's window cleaning round) and the sublime 'I'm Always Touched By Your (Presence Dear)', still one of my favourites to this very day.

As a whole album, it sounds like a spy movie soundtrack with 'Contact In Red Square' and 'Kidnapper'. Highlights for me include 'I'm On E' and 'Love At The Pier'. The very definition of late 70s New York pop art and punk glamour; Deborah Harry, for me, will remain forever the Queen of New Wave.