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Heart Beats: Stuart A Staples On The Music That Inspired Arrythmia
Luke Turner , June 27th, 2018 09:07

From Linton Kwesi Johnson to Laurie Anderson, Kendrick Lamar to Robert Wyatt, Miles Davis and Insecure Men - Tindersticks vocalist Stuart A Staples selects the music that shaped his brilliant new solo album, Arrythmia


Insecure Men - Insecure Men
The album stuck to our turntable at the moment (and for a while now). While being provocative (sometimes very naughty) and apparently not giving a shit about anything, it is also so beautifully and carefully made, we just keep going back. The drum machine starts on 'Subaru Nights' and I'm gone – A perfect antidote but strange reaffirmation of what I have been doing in the studio that day. So great to listen to a recent album made with blue, green and purple tones – but never soft, always tough.