The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

Baker's Dozen

Again, Melancholy: Sarah Cracknell's Favourite Albums
Gary Kaill , November 4th, 2015 03:40

Off the back of releasing her second solo LP, Red Kite, the singer-songwriter and Saint Etienne member diligently jogged her memory, picked her 13 top records and made annotations. She talks Gary Kaill through her notes

De_la_soul_1446570724_resize_460x400

De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
That's something that me, Bob and Pete really bonded over, our love of De La Soul. They were just so upbeat. It was a really kind of jolly rap. Oh no, that sounds awful: jolly rap. Don't say I said jolly rap! What I mean is that they were rapping but it was filled with positivity. 'Me Myself And I' - that's a very positive message. Again, we'd listen when we were dancing around getting ready to go out and you'd hear it in the clubs. Loved all the imagery, all that daisy age design. I never saw them but I've got a funny feeling Pete did.


If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.