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There's A Song Playing: Brett Anderson's Favourite 13 Albums
Luke Turner , October 5th, 2011 11:03

From The Fall to Kate Bush, Bjork to Eno and Bowie to Midlake, Brett Anderson guides Luke Turner through his favourite 13 albums


Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther
I had to choose this one because it means so much to me in my life. When I met my wife we were listening to it a lot, so it's a really personal record for me, and a really romantic record. It's got a folk element but it's never silly, and on songs like 'Young Bride' it's really fascinating and beautiful. I went to see them at the Royal Festival Hall a couple of years ago and was absolutely blown away. I didn't know what to expect, but the singer had a real presence, a real energy, he was living it. It's the soundtrack to a very recent part of my life, and a very important moment to me personally. It has a huge emotional resonance for me.