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Sonic Cinematography: Neneh Cherry's Favourite Albums
Helen King , February 27th, 2014 05:30

Following the release of her new album Blank Project and ahead of shows at Field Day and Sonar Barcelona, Neneh Cherry talks Helen King through her all-time top LPs


Slum Village - Fantastic (Vol. 1 & 2)
The last few records that I have chosen – Slum Village's Fantastic (Volumes 1 & 2) and Champion Sound - very much belong together. Along with Jaylib, J Dillah and Madlib, to me they are the most inspiring leftfield hip-hop records, and I think I could almost put them next to John Coltrane and The Avant-Garde. It was free, it was deliberate, but there's an incredible world there of knowledge of music, but also playfulness. These are albums I will continue to have in my life.