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Baker's Dozen

Addicted To Serendipity: Hayden Thorpe Of Wild Beasts' Baker's Dozen
Kiran Acharya , July 20th, 2016 09:47

As the Cumbrian quartet prepare to release their "'fuck you' to adulthood", Boy King, their singer and guitarist takes us through 13 LPs that shaped it, including Nine Inch Nails, Max Richter and Oneohtrix Point Never


Kanye West – Yeezus
He is, in many ways, that mythical male, the kind of all-conquering, all-powerful symbol. Those features are so accentuated in him that I find it fascinating. I don't think it's any coincidence that a man of such accentuated masculinity would be married to a woman of such extraordinarily accentuated feminine tropes. Her huge arse and huge boobs and huge lips. As a couple they're kind of art in themselves.

There's a famous old Stone Age sculpture called the Venus of Willendorf, a beautiful artefact of a woman, a feminine totem of fertility: big bum, big boobs. I took one look at it and thought, "That's Kim Kardashian." She is not the Venus of Willendorf, but she's the Venus of PAPER magazine.