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Baker's Dozen

Noel Gallagher Selects His Thirteen Favourite Albums
John Doran , October 17th, 2011 06:10

While there's nothing unexpected about Noel Gallagher's Bakers Dozen selection, John Doran salutes his unique perspective on The Canon


Pink Floyd - The Wall
When I left school, The Wall was the pothead’s album. Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here I maybe overplayed but The Wall I could never get tired of. That track ‘Nobody Home’ just brings back so many memories for me. After leaving school, I just used to go round my mates house, skin up, and we’d listen to this. Happy, carefree days. I met Dave Gilmour once at an industry thing and I think I pissed him off. I said to him, 'Dave, I think The Wall is your best album but my wife won’t have it, she prefers listening to Meddle.' And he said, 'Well, clearly your wife has impeccable taste where you have little. I suggest you listen to her.' I was like, 'What the fuck are you talking about? She hasn’t got a clue! Get out of it…'