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Baker's Dozen

Sleeper Hits: Weyes Blood’s Baker’s Dozen
Alex Rigotti , November 23rd, 2022 10:04

Weyes Blood speaks to Alex Rigotti about the thirteen albums that influenced her the most, from Robert Wyatt and Syd Barrett to Ween and XTC


XTC – English Settlement

My dad's favourite band is XTC. That record was definitely played around the house a lot, and the songwriting is just so crazy all over the place. I feel like it ended up being pretty influential on me: using weird chord changes, singing really intense lyrics, kind of going for it. You can go into so many different universes because they’re so innovative with their production. They're so ahead of their time. I love ‘Runaways’ and ‘Ball And Chain’. That song has amazing chord changes. And then ‘Fly On The Wall’: it's so funny and poppy.