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Baker's Dozen

The Passions: Owen Pallett's Favourite Albums
Luke Turner , May 29th, 2014 09:25

Owen Pallett's new album helpfully gives us the title for our latest Baker's Dozen, as he talks Luke Turner through selections including Tori Amos, Throbbing Gristle, Jean Luc Ponty, Dean Blunt, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Total Freedom and Diamanda Galas


Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
'Sweet Dreams' is actually one of the weaker tracks when you get down to it. Of course it's indelible, but it's a little too expansive, perhaps. Compare it to 'Love Is A Stranger', which is just the greatest song ever. It's the first pop album that I ever got into, and I check my mix to this record. "Is the sound as good as 'Love Is A Stranger'? Not quite but almost, so we'll print it." I don't know if I could do a cover of Eurythmics, like I did with OMD. I think it's hard because I can keep up with Andy McCluskey but I don't know if I could keep up with Annie Lennox. Such an important part of how those songs work is how well she sings.