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Baker's Dozen

13 Steps To Perfection: El-P's Favourite Albums
Kyle Ellison , October 17th, 2012 12:16

The rapper, producer and Definitive Jux head honcho rifles through his racks and picks out his top 13 records


Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf
I love all their records, honestly, but I just think this shit holds up every fucking time. They’re my favourite active rock band. Some people might think that’s weird, but they’re one of those bands that everything they do makes me think: “Of course! Of course somebody should have done that.” Every riff is perfect; they’re just in the pocket so hard that it’s impossible to front on it. This record in particular with Grohl on drums, they just hit on something special. Above the surface too there are these beautiful, sorrowful melodies that they float over - it’s real desert music.