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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


The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
One of those records I just played over and over again. Their best album, definitely. Some people might disagree. I was living in a flat on my own and I'd moved to West London and so it kind of reminds me of that time. I'd play it before I went out and then I'd play it again. I really liked the production, those kind of distorted drums. It's produced by Dave Fridmann and he's got this really distinctive, vibey style. The songs are very uplifting, especially 'Race For The Prize'. It's very orchestral and euphoric. It's playful but it's never silly.