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Nearly Perfect But Not Quite: Lloyd Cole's Favourite Albums
Lisa Jenkins , June 21st, 2013 07:07

The former Commotions man rifles through his record collection to pick his top 13 records


Cluster – Sowiesoso
The sound is really unique. When people talk about things sounding analogue, it’s kind of a meaningless phrase these days because it gets used so much. There is something lovely and fuzzy and warm about the sound of the instruments on this. It’s what you want an analogue synth to sound like. I read somewhere that the drum machine on this kind of sounds like a coffee percolator [mimics percolator sounds]. And yeah, it kind of does. It’s beautiful. I love the simplicity.

The songs aren’t trying to be overly complex, and at the same time, they aren’t feeling like they have to develop quickly like, say, a lot of the more progressive type bands at that time. I don’t like progressive music. For me, it almost sounds like classical music embracing the minimalism of pop music.