Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

Weird Still Spills: Stella Mozgawa Of Warpaint’s Favourite Albums

The Warpaint drummer and prolific collaborator goes from Pharoah Sanders to Joni Mitchell via Steely Dan, Chaka Khan and Primus in collecting her top 13 albums, choosing those that "had altered the course of my life"

Photograph courtesy of Robin Laananen

I wanted to accept the challenge of picking my 13 favourite albums but it was far too difficult. Albums that changed my life was somewhat easier. It was a treat to listen some albums that I hadn’t listened to for years, but somehow knew subconsciously how much they had altered the course of my life. When’s the last time you sat down for a day or two to listen to records, undisturbed, without distraction or the guilt of time passing? It’s been a dog’s age for me. There’s a reflection of everything I believe in here, some are questionable in taste but no less essential to my musical upbringing.

Thanks for provoking a beautiful trip down memory lane. Thanks for making me reflect on the autobiographical, romantic side of music. Now I have the lovely task of collecting all of these on vinyl, namely Pork Soda.

Heads Up is out on September 23 via Rough Trade Records. Warpaint begin a European and US tour at Pearl Palooza in Albany, NY on September 17, and play Simple Things festival in Bristol on October 22; for full details and tickets, head here. Click on her image below to begin scrolling through Stella’s choices, which run in no particular order

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