Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

9. The Specials – The Specials

Adrian Utley: This was a really important album for me and one I listened to endlessly. It signified a change in both my life and my musical direction. It was through this album I discovered a lot of other reggae and ska/bluebeat. Most of my musical friends and my parents hated it which in some ways made me love it more. Also it came at the end of the seventies and I think we all felt a dissatisfactionand anger about the state of the country – and somehow this album encapsulated a lot of those feelings. ‘Too Much Too Young’ was my favorite track. Amazing.

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