My Record Collection - January 27, 2015

My Record Collection by Empress AD's Ollie Loring
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My Record Collection by Empress AD's Ollie Loring

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians' souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it's the turn of Empress AD's Ollie Loring, let's see what he's got for us...

 

The first record I ever bought with my own money was…

"Metallica - Master of Puppets. Master of Puppets is the album that made me want to start learning guitar, it had a huge impact on me and my taste in music. Riff central."



The record that made me want to be in a band was…

"Lagwagon – Double Plaidinum. This was my go to album in my early teens. When I first heard the second track 'Making Friends', it really inspired me to make music."



The record I've played more than any other is…

"This was out of two albums for me, Vheissu by Thrice and Superunkown by Soundgarden. They were and still are two hugely inspirational albums for me. If I had to pick one it'd be Superunkown because of the fact it's over 20 years old now and still sounds timeless – a sign of a truly phenomenal record."

 


The record that always make me feel good is…

"I don't really do much feel good music, but at the moment it's probably The Great Escape by Blur."



The record I turn to when I'm feeling down is…

"Probably Grace by Jeff Buckley. I do skip some songs on there, Hallelujah being one of them, but the raw emotion and level of songwriting is something that very few can match."



The record I think is the most underrated of all time is…

"None at the moment."



The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon. Simple yet iconic. That one image completely captures the vibe of the album, genius."



The record with my favourite title is…

"Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here. It's so simple but it can mean so much to so many different people. Another one of the many genius ideas by Pink Floyd."



The record I can't understand why everybody loves is…

"Ha, there's quite a few of those. Probably something by A Day To Remember."



The last record I bought was…

"Radiohead – The Bends. I've got most of their albums but for some reason I always forgot about The Bends. In my opinion it's noway as good as 'OK! Computer', but it's still a great album with some big songs on there."



The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2015 is…

"The riff machines from Birmingham, Bovine. I'm really looking forward to hearing what they put out next."



The greatest record of all time is…

"I never listened to The Beatles when I was growing up, in fact I didn't like them at all, so in the past few years I've formed a new found appreciation for them. Abbey Road has to be my greatest record of all time, at the moment anyway. The songwriting and level of instrumentation is incomparable. After every listen it reveals something new that I hadn't heard before. It's one of those albums where you think you've heard the songs before, but haven't. Melodies so good that they sound familiar." 

 

Empress AD's debut album Still Life Moving Fast is out now and can be previewed on the right-hand side of the page. 

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