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As Good As It Gets: How To Dress Well's Favourite Albums
Lottie Brazier , November 9th, 2016 11:05

With his fourth album, Care, released earlier this year and a UK tour imminent, Tom Krell picks his top 13 LPs and tells Lottie Brazier why "the true value of bubbly pop music consists in its relationship with desperation"


Michael Jackson – Bad
I was three when this record came out. It's the first music I loved basically, and it's still so goddamn good! The pure pop of it is everything, but also, with songs like 'Man In The Mirror', it's got a real emotional depth to it. At the end of the day, too, I just can't handle how beautiful his voice is. The king. It still carries emotional weight, but I listen to it more like a study of the classics. It's still fun to listen to – I've just burned it out so hard. If it came out today, everyone would still be thinking, "Cancel everything!"