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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


Radiohead – OK Computer

I loved The Bends so I bought this but I didn’t relate to it straight away. They played Glastonbury in 2017, and I remember sitting on my sofa watching it, and hearing all the crowd singing along to Karma Police and I thought, ‘Yeah, that’s a good album actually.’ It was just after losing the leadership to Corbyn, and I was planning leaving Parliament. It was a delayed love of OK Computer, which now for me is one of the all-time truly outstanding albums.