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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


Pixies - Bossanova
Everyone goes for the big ones with Steve Albini don't they? Fair enough, they are great. But… I actually thought "this is amazing" when I first heard it. Having read a few things about the record since then, I always find it funny that Black Francis wrote the lyrics about ten minutes before they recorded the songs, or something like that. In that way it's very different to the other records where the songs were incredibly rehearsed. Which is brave, and I like that, and when you do something like that it adds a certain something to the music. I wouldn't have really guessed that on listening, though. It does have a feel of David Lynch. Like with aliens but with actual, interesting ideas. Yeah alright!  

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