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On Her Radio: Pauline Black's 13 Favourite Albums
The Quietus , November 22nd, 2017 12:17

The Selecter leader and one of 2 Tone's most formidable figures takes Lois Wilson from Jimmy Cliff to Björk in this list of the LPs that shaped her

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Stevie Wonder - Talking Book

In 1972 when this came out, everyone was wearing kaftans and if you were black you were sticking corn rows in your hair and you’d have been listening to Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On and John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ and then along came Talking Book. It had this pop simplicity but was using synths in a way no one had used them before and it had really curious content, especially with ‘Superstition’. Then there were all these love songs on it – ‘I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)’ and ‘You Are The Sunshine Of My Life’ and ‘Blame It On The Sun’ and the oestrogen was really flowing at that time.


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