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Baker's Dozen

The Favourite Albums Of Cornershop's Tjinder Singh
John Doran , July 10th, 2012 07:01

Celebrate Cornershop's appearance in our mid-year compilations chart with Tjinder Singh's Baker's Dozen


Kraftwerk Man Machine
I’ve picked Man Machine over any other Kraftwerk album because of the memories I have of listening to it in 1981. I remember putting it on, hearing that blip and thinking, ‘Where the hell does this come from?’ I remember trying to break it down and work out how it was put together. Keyboards were big at that time. I remember going to music lessons at a temple for a few weeks until I realised it was a waste of time. Somebody had brought in some of those Casio programmable keyboards and just realising that those noises could be programmed. ‘Neon Lights’. I remember listening to it and it made you happy, like it was summer time.