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All In It: British Sea Power's Scott Wilkinson On His Favourite LPs
Richard Foster , March 29th, 2017 09:14

Ahead of British Sea Power's soundtracking of Polish animation at the Barbican as part of Kinoteka Film Festival and the release of new album Let The Dancers Inherit The Party, vocalist Scott Wilkinson guides Richard Foster through his favourite albums, from War Of The Worlds to Mighty Sparrow, Pavement and more. Photo by Mayumi Hirata


Black Grape - It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah
It's a weird one this, I don't know why I chose this. But the singles were great. It's a good record throughout but I'd rather have an album with three really good songs on, or four ot five ones than an alright one with songs that are consistent. And I like Shaun Ryder. This thing where the Happy Mondays were thick versions of the Stone Roses… I think it's the other way round in some ways. Lyrically and in terms of modern use of language... and I guess I was also happy he hadn't died, and I thought Kermit was a really good rapper on it. There are some brilliant lyrics, and I like the way the styles go together, the high energy mixed with weird things that just came out of Ryder's head. And somehow it was meaningful.