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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


Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle
I think it's her masterpiece. I've liked most of her records but this is just fantastic. The first three or four songs are almost like a suite, they just run into each other. It's got that dark intensity. She's a real talent.

A lot of Laura Marling's stuff is quite skeletal and stripped back, whereas your more recent music has been quite maximal, with a lot happening in it. Would you consider a more minimal approach at any point soon?

In an acoustic way? Nah, not really. It might hold my attention for two or three songs but then I'd want to hear something loud. I like electricity and volume. I like the quiet acoustic thing for a bit, but not for too long. I like noise, me.