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Crime Plays: Writer Ian Rankin On His 13 Favourite Albums
Luke Turner , November 21st, 2012 07:37

Ian Rankin talks to Luke Turner about his life in music, and how he'd like to write novels based on Joy Division and David Bowie albums


Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
Boards Of Canada. Who the hell are they? They're a mystery band. I couldn't believe it when I read that they lived in the Scottish Borders. Where did they come from and where do they go? Nobody seems to know. They burned brightly then went, but the albums they put out… If my writing's not going so well, I can put on Music Has A Right To Children and then I'm in a good place again. The writing seems to go better when they're on, I'll put them on a loop and it'll play for five or six hours. It drives my wife crazy. It puts me a bubble, and blocks out the noises of the everyday, outside world. I once had 'Rage Man' by Mogwai on for 12 hours.