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"You Can't Escape Your Influence" - Mark Lanegan's Favourite Albums
Julian Marszalek , January 26th, 2012 04:35

In one of our best Baker's Dozens yet, Mark Lanegan talks Julian Marszalek through the most played discs in his collection


Kraftwerk Radioactivity

I love all of Kraftwerk’s records but this one, for some reason, is the one I always go back to. There was a period of time when I would listen to it every night with the lights off and looking out of the window – usually of a hotel – at the lights of a city and that’s still the best way to hear it. It takes me to another place and I can’t really explain why I love that record.

It’s a record from a different world – that’s the way it sounds to me. My dad gave me a used copy of Autobahn – he was a schoolteacher and came across a box of used records that he found in the attic of his school – and that was my first exposure that kind of music. It’s really different.