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Baker's Dozen

Heading To The West Coast: Susanne Sundfør's 13 Favourite LPs
Michael Hann , September 13th, 2017 08:32

The Norwegian pop star made one of 2015's best albums in Ten Love Songs, but her Baker's Dozen reflects that synthpop was never where her heart lay


The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
The guitar is from another world: the vibe, the sensuality, the feeling, the intensity of his playing is incredible. This was something I listened to when I was young, when I was falling in love with music, and to me it’s mostly about the talent and the writing. I’ve never really been that into sound: I do care about it, but the top albums for me are ones where there is great performing or great writing. I first heard this through my dad; he listened to Jimi Hendrix when he was a teenager. I was probably at the beginning of my teens when I first him: I remember listening to his version of 'The Star Spangled Banner' from Woodstock and I said: "What the hell is this? What is he doing? This doesn’t make sense to me!” My mum said: "You’ll understand when you get older,” which is really annoying to a teenager. I still don’t know if I understand it. But things like that leave marks in you.