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Baker's Dozen

Call The Police! - Terry Bickers' Favourite Albums
Julian Marszalek , September 6th, 2017 15:25

One of 80s indie's defining guitarists talks us through his 13 albums – and risks the ire of purists everywhere by insisting that sometimes compilations are best


Massive Attack – Protection
I've chosen this album because I've always had an interest in dance music, reggae, dub and all those sorts of styles, and Massive Attack bring all those elements together. But I've also chosen it for its inventiveness which is something that strikes a chord with me. It feels like Massive Attack are reinventing music with this record. It really displays the art of sampling and how sampling can surpass the original source.

Being in a Massive Attack-like outfit is definitely on my bucket list, and it has been for a number of years. There are fine vocal contributions on this album too that give it that added personality to the great songs that are there.