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Northern Uproar: Tanya Tagaq's Favourite Albums
John Freeman , November 30th, 2016 10:06

With the release of her phenomenal new album, Retribution, the Inuit throat singer talks to John Freeman about the albums that make her laugh and cry. And laugh some more.


Johnny Cash - The Legend Of Johnny Cash
This collection spans his entire career. I think it is important to take a look at his whole output as he is so brilliant. It is a journey from beginning to end. The reason I love him so much is that, in my opinion, there is no bigger bad ass than Johnny Cash. Seriously – no one. There was no other artist that was more 'fuck you' than Johnny Cash. He is knife-blade terrifying and amazing. His vocals are singular – there is no mistaking if you are listening to Johnny Cash or not. He sends my heart a-flutter. He does everything for me. When I was a young girl I first heard his songs, and have listened to him my entire life. I never heard a cover version surpass the original more than 'Hurt' surpassed the original Trent Reznor version. It is a brilliant song, and it was a brilliant song originally, but Johnny Cash turned it into something magical.