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Fuller Pictures: Susanna On Her Favourite Albums
Eoin Murray , February 14th, 2018 14:36

Susanna guides Eoin Murray through 13 favourite albums, from Joni Mitchell to Leonard Cohen, Janet Jackson to Bonnie Prince Billy and Bjork


Joni Mitchell - Blue
The place I had moved to when I was listening to these Joni Mitchell albums was this really big apartment… I suppose the rental market was very different to how it is now. I lived there with my boyfriend at the time. We painted the living room dark purple, we had a lot of black furniture and a dark blue carpet. It suited me. It was sort of a cave.

I went to a music high school that wasn't in my hometown. I could have stayed at home and travelled to school because it wasn't that far but I didn't want that... A lot of things were going on in my life and I needed to move on. These albums are what I was listening to around this time. I love her other albums as well but there's something special with these ones that you listen to so many times over and over and I sang along to them so much. They were a way of learning how to sing.

I had always listened a lot to pop music and jazz but this was probably the first singer songwriter kind of style I'd listened to. I was never into a jazz singer sounding jazz if you know what I mean. I'm always more concerned with the individual sound and finding your own voice and way of doing songs.

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