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Personal Records: Eleanor Friedberger's Favourite Albums
Gary Kaill , January 27th, 2016 10:43

With her third solo record, New View, released last week and a UK tour imminent, the singer-songwriter and one half of The Fiery Furnaces talks Gary Kaill through the 13 records she's played most from start to finish


Yoko Ono/The Plastic Ono Band – Feeling The Space
Somebody gave me the Ono box and I wasn't that familiar with her work before that. I'm not saying anything new, and I'm not saying I have all of these choices on vinyl, but you do listen to LPs in a different way – you put the needle down, you flip it over. It's a different experience. But we still do it so rarely nowadays. Still, this is one of those albums where I put it on then I flip it over, then I flip it over again. Like all of the albums I've chosen, it creates, for me, a particular mood, and as I get older, that's what I'm looking for. I want to inhabit that record and live in that space and sound that the artist creates. That doesn't necessarily mean that I love every song or that I really connect to all of the lyrics but I want to be in that space. And this is one album that I really feel that way about.