Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

5. Soft CellNon-Stop Erotic Cabaret

I was really into musical theatre. I was the dorky kid who listened to Evita on my walkman as I walked down the street smoking, thinking I was so cool. A couple of my favourite records from that era really speak to that. This is a super theatrical record. The songs are stories and portraits of characters. The music doesn’t suggest it, but you can totally see that shit onstage. I just loved it. I loved the immediacy of Marc Almond’s vocals. Again, just a totally believable singer, not phoning it in.

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: Rocket Girl
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