Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

6. Echo & The BunnymenOcean Rain

It’s just such a beautiful piece of art, this album, really gorgeous. It’s a world that they create; you’re stepping into a place that feels very real with them. And again, back to my hidden goth. I don’t have an inner child, I have an inner goth. I had maybe one or two friends that shared my love for them at the time, so this album is very personal. It’s not a social album for me. It was very much something I kept for and to myself. The older I get, I realise how impactful it was for me. There’s not a missable moment: every song is perfect on its own, and then all woven together, it’s a beautiful thing. It’s perfect. Beauty is really the word; it’s just got this dark blue beauty, album cover aside – how it feels as well. I was listening to it the other day and was thinking, it’s like 40 minutes long, and it feels like hours to me, in the best possible way. There’s so much – I feel like it’s not just linear.

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: Nicky Wire, Echo & The Bunnymen
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