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Second Helpings: Neil Arthur Of Blancmange's Favourite Albums
Mic Wright , January 21st, 2014 06:02

Following his revisit to the synth pop duo's debut album Happy Families last year, Neil Arthur looks back over 13 other top albums from his past


The Velvet Underground - Loaded
'Who Loves The Sun' is a brilliant song. It’s a beautiful, joyous, gorgeous song outwardly but then there’s the gut punch of Lou telling you he hates the sun. It’s misery and heartache. I didn’t get introduced to this album until about 15 years ago. We all grew up with Transformer, Berlin and The Velvet Underground & Nico, but a friend introduced me to this while we were doing a project together. I didn’t know it well apart from 'Sweet Jane'. Some of the beautiful tracks on there like 'Oh! Sweet Nuthin'', are beautiful. I love that album and it was a lovely discovery.