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Licence To Sing: Afrodeutsche's Favourite Albums
Manu Ekanayake , June 27th, 2023 10:07

From a childhood spent dancing to Top Of The Pops, a complicated relationship with Michael Jackson and the tragic loss of her tape collection, Afrodeutsche takes Manu Ekanayake through the thirteen albums that changed her life


Radiohead – Kid A

Now this one was a game-changer for me, as was In Rainbows. Kid A sonically took me to a place I'd never been before. It was indie but it was indie electronic music, a kind of bloopy type of heaviness sonically that I wasn't aware existed. Especially not from Radiohead. So I absolutely love Kid A for introducing me to that kind of music. And it made me wonder about the people in the band and what they were into. I heard rumours that Tom Yorke had actually asked Autechre to produce that album. So it was one of those albums that made me think about the band behind it, rather than just the album itself.