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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


Jim Sullivan – U.F.O.
I had never even heard of Jim Sullivan until this past summer. A friend recommended it to me and I bought it and I just proceeded to listen to it a hundred and fifty times. I don't have it digitally but the way I listen to records is that the records are in a room next to the kitchen and so there's a lot of music I listen to when I'm cooking or maybe entertaining. But mostly cooking or washing or straightening up! Maybe it was laziness but I just kept it on all the time last summer. It's so good and regardless of the story [in 1975, six years after the album's release, Sullivan disappeared while driving from LA to Nashville, never to be seen again] it's just such a good rock record. It's all so beautifully played and arranged. I mean, it's not Houses Of The Holy, but it falls into that category of creating a really good place to live in. Are you intrigued? You should be! Look it up, seriously. You'll love it.

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