Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

13. RadioheadAmnesiac

I chose this one, but I could have chosen five or six Radiohead albums… this one stuck with me because of ‘Pyramid Song’. I just adore what they do – the sounds they make, the world they create, they’re so unafraid as well. They’ll take risks all the time with production techniques, solo projects – even the idea of how to be a band.

They seem to tie up a bit of what you were saying about the elements of electronic and more organic music-making…

Yeah, they do, they marry it all up seamlessly and I just think they have an unbelievable energy and power that just transmits feeling to the listener in new ways. And they’re all such geniuses too, each in their own way, in their own right. Totally inspiring, genre-resistant, always exciting – people to look up to and admire.

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: Guy Garvey, Ghostpoet

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