Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

Cee Lo Green On His 13 Favourite Records

The Lady Killer himself, Cee-Lo Green, steps up to the plate and divulges his 13 favourite albums to The Quietus

"All these albums helped me blur things together", says Cee Lo Green, as he nears the end of completing The Quietus’s Bakers Dozen challenge. "There’s no definitive lines between them." And you can only agree with him; whatever your first impressions, Portishead’s Dummy and Dr. Dre’s The Chronic aren’t as incongruous a bedfellows as they seem. The same can be said, too, for Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Iggy and the Stooges’ Raw Power: both thrive on energy and theatrics, even if they do come from entirely separate spheres.

It would be trite to repeat what’s already been said in the prefaces to previous articles such as these – how diverse the selections are, how they illustrate how the artist in question perfected their own music etc – but needless to say, Cee Lo’s list is no different in its variety to those that we’ve featured before. So click the image below to read what Cee-Lo has to say about each of the albums that inspired him, and helped him become The Lady Killer who’s sitting in a plush hotel room with The Quietus today, hanging out of a window and puffing on a Newport cigarette because he, in his own words, "doesn’t mind breaking the rules."

And kudos to Cee Lo for being the first artist to feature one of his own records in his list…

The Lady Killer, Cee Lo’s new album, is out now.

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