Desert Island Discs.

Augustus Pablo/ King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown (1976)

Beastie Boys/ Ill Communication (1994)

Bob Dylan/ Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Bohren & Der Club of Gore/ Piano Nights (2014)

Brian Eno/ Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974)

cassettes/ Old Vinyl & UFO Kids (2004)

David Bowie/ Diamond Dogs (1974)

Death Cab For Cutie/ The Photo Album (2001)

Devo/ Are We Not Men? We Are Devo! (1977)

The Fall/ This Nation’s Saving Grace (1985)

Guided By Voices/ Isolation Drills (2001)

IDLES/Joy As An Act of Resistance (2018)

Joni Mitchell/ Ladies of The Canyon (1970)

Lou Reed/ Take No Prisoners (1978)

The Microphones/ The Glow Pt. 2 (2001)

My Bloody Valentine/ Loveless (1991)

Neutral Milk Hotel/ In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (1998)

Neil Young/ On The Beach (1974)

Nico/ Chelsea Girl (1968)

Patti Smith/ Horses (1975)

still the best rnr debut.

Pavement/ Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)

Public Enemy/ It Takes A Nation of Millions… (1988)

Q-Bert/ Camel Bobsled Race (1997)

Quasi/ Hot Shit (2003)

Rolling Stones/ Exile On Main Street (1972)

Ry Cooder/ Ry Cooder (1970)

Sammy/ Debut Album (1994)

the bastard sons of pavement.

Scritti Politti / Skank Bloc Bologna (1978) / Four A-Sides (1979)

is it amateur? is it professional? who knows! it still forty+ years later, leaves me speechless! probably the most punk rock record ever; rendering NMTB…well, bollocks, actually. xo

Sonic Youth/ Daydream Nation (1988)

(for when) you move home, you only need a carrier bag.

Stephen Malkmus/ Stephen Malkmus (2001)

still the slack-best

Sufjan Stevens/ Greetings From Michigan (2004)

Sun Kil Moon/ This Is My Dinner (2018)

A huge slice of, what is this? Moody croon hip hop. Pretty ace.

Van Morrison/ Astral Weeks (1968)

Free style cross over at its best.

Velvet Underground/ Velvet Underground (1969)

Velvet Underground/ Live At Max’s Kansas City (1972)

Vivian Stanshall/ Sir Henry At Rawlinson End (1978) / Teddy Boys Don’t Knit (1981)

The wordplay and humour is relentless. Stanshall re/creates a slice of English life that feels both familiar and fantasy all at once; charming and charmless, dreamy and nightmarish, but ceaselessly hilarious.

Wedding Present/ Seamonsters (1991)

Though I’ve yet to find a copy that does this real justice. Everything seems muddy or too low in the mix, which is a shame considering Steve Albini is a go-to name for noise reproduction and David Gedge and the band sound as if they’ve found a muscular and melodic confidence. [There is, I see, a 2001 remastering and perhaps these issues are tackled there?] The Wedding Present’s 2005, Take Fountain, album is, sonically, ace and almost equally as compelling.

William Basinski/ The Disintegration Loops (2014)

The sound of iron filings and analogue tape gradually degenerating. Superb to end the day with.

Yo La Tengo/ Today Is The Day (2003)