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Coming Up With The Sunshine: Radio-Ed O'Brien's Favourite Music
Jude Rogers , April 22nd, 2020 08:15

Radiohead's Ed O'Brien marks the release of his solo album as EOB by talking to Jude Rogers about 13 favourite pieces of music, from Led Zep to Talk Talk, a longstanding love of Brazil, and Primal Scream


Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Looking at my choices earlier, I was thinking, why haven't you got anything more recent, old man? I've really loved Little Simz' Grey Area recently, but I haven't lived with it quite long enough. This I have. 

Michael's a fantastic artist. I loved his last album, Love and Hate, but then this came along. It's absolute soul music, deep and powerful, one of those records that instantly gives you the strong feeling that it'll stay with you for the rest of your life. It's got such a great first track, 'You Ain't The Problem', but by the time you're at track 4, 'Piano Joint', you're just in another world. When I listen to a song, I want to be taken on a journey, and this takes you really deep. The whole thing. My only gripe's that I'd rather it on two sides of vinyl rather than four. Basically, I'm a lazy old man. But it's very minor, don't worry!