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Vanity Subjects: Baxter Dury Picks His 13 Favourite Albums
Patrick Clarke , March 18th, 2020 11:10

Patrick Clarke meets Baxter Dury in his West London flat, to talk about his favourite albums from Frank Ocean to his father, and an excruciating encounter with Lou Reed and Lana Del Rey


Nico - Chelsea Girl

It’s one of those albums that creeps in to your life, especially that tune, ‘These Days’. I know it was written by Jackson Browne and it was a hit before that, but she just nails it. You have to be old enough, broad enough to start realising that that’s a great voice, that it’s got something in it that’s more than conventional singing. I just love all the arrangements, they’re unbelievable. I really got into strings from this, seeing how they can prop up a really fragile song.