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Lust For Music: Irvine Welsh's Favourite Albums
Joe Clay , March 4th, 2014 06:05

With Filth recently released on DVD and a new novel due later this year, the Edinburgh author places a long-distance call from Miami to give Joe Clay the rundown of his top albums


Lou Reed – Coney Island Baby
This is a bit of a sideways step. This isn't regarded as one of his best but I think it's one of his strongest albums. I just loved it. It's a bunch of really strong, emotional pop songs, like 'She's My Best Friend' and the title track. That dark cabaret Lou Reed used to do has been very influential on my own writing style.