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Party Pieces: Andy Burnham's Favourite Albums
Fergal Kinney , March 2nd, 2022 09:21

The Mayor of Greater Manchester takes Fergal Kinney through 13 records that shaped him, via his days as a Hacienda regular and his children introducing him to Big Thief


The Strokes – Is This It?

It’s almost like The La’s, it’s a perfect album. I’ve listened to other Strokes albums, and they’re good, but it’s like The Stone Roses and the La’s. They’re in a really high category on their own. As a first album, it’s of such 24-carat purity. It’s unbelievable. For me, it’s one of those albums where you just absorb it for ages and ages. That album that did that to me.