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At His Modjesty's Request: Paul Weller's Favourite Albums
Mat Colegate , May 7th, 2015 08:54

Paul Weller is releasing a new album, Saturns Pattern, so we sent tQ film editor Mat Colegate off to meet his mod hero and bask in the glory of his sartorial prowess. Ah, yes, and find out about his top 13 albums as well


Tame Impala - Lonerism
He's a great talent, I think, Kevin Parker. I've loved all of his records so far. That whole little scene he's involved in as well, with Melody's Echo Chamber and Pond. You can see where his influences are from but it still sounds contemporary to me. It couldn't be made at any other time.

You obviously still listen to a lot of new music. How do you find out about it?

Some of it is word of mouth, someone saying 'check this out'. I go into Rough Trade quite a lot as I work down the Portobello Road and they recommend me stuff there. If I was more up on the internet I could check it out like that I guess, but I'm not, so I do it the old-fashioned way. But I'm always interested in what's going on. I mean, of course; I'm a musician - why wouldn't you be? This is our world.

You do get the feeling that some musicians stop listening to new music.

Yeah, and you can fucking hear it in their music because they get stuck in a rut. I can hear the people who aren't like that. Robert Plant comes to mind because I know for a fact that he's a big music fan and buys new stuff. You can hear it in his own music because it still sounds fresh. It's still going somewhere. It interests me because this is my world. As a music fan I want to hear what's old and what's new. I want to hear as much as I possibly can before I die. There's always something else out there.