Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

When I first heard this I remember being shocked. It readjusted me emotionally in the same way a profound drug experience can when you’re young – from then on, all emotional responses are compared to or informed by this new thing. It is so simple but so incredibly powerful. I have spent many hours, possibly even days, listening to this and thinking about space and our place in it. It wasn’t until many years of listening to this that I bothered to look up what the words meant and then I was destroyed all over again. Even though the lyrics have this incredible meaning, however, for me it is still the ultimate meditation on our tiny place in the massiveness of space.

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