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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


Kirsty MacColl - Kite
The most undersung songwriting genius ever in British pop. I had the privilege of hanging out with Kirtsy on a number of occasions and I have to say, she was the bomb. We usually got into trouble somewhere along the line.

She couldn't understand why she wasn't more popular and nether could I, but this album kinds of explains it really. Songs like '15 Minutes'… she kinda knew that pop would eat itself, and she was too talented and beautiful for the fickle superficial pop world. 'Don't Come The Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim' needs to be covered by a mega country artist. The backing vocals on 'Dancing In Limbo' are sublime and 'Le Foret De Mimosa' makes me cry.