My Record Collection - August 11, 2015

My Record Collection by Lucy Rose
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My Record Collection by Lucy Rose

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 Lucy Rose, let's see what she's got for us...

 

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

"That would be Green Day - International Superhits! Yep, I remember it well, I mostly remember just jumping round my bedroom on my own listening to this record feeling pretty darn cool!"

 

The record that made me want to be in music was...

"This is Neil Young - On The Beach. I listened to this record along with nearly every Neil Young record non-stop when I got it but this one really cemented what I wanted to say musically and who I wanted to be as an artist. One summer I drove my old car to Europe and this was blasting out the whole journey, brings back some great memories at a time when I was really trying to discover who I was."

 

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

"Probably Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago. I listened to this solidly for what felt like years. I went travelling for the first time when I was 19 for just a couple weeks around Europe with my best friend Phil who worked at a student radio station. He had been sent this album early and we had a splitter and listening to it constantly. I guess that's the beauty of music, it has the power to take you right back to place where you heard the song first. This record will forever make me feel something."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is...

"This is Junip - Fields. This is such a great record, I've always loved José González so when I knew he was making music in a new band called Junip I was straight away interested. But this album really blew me away and was greater than my expectations and still makes me feel more than good whenever I put it on."

 

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

"I'd say Elliott Smith - Either/Or. This is a record I've listened to not just growing up but again when I was trying to work out who I was. I guess it's always the record I go to if I am feeling confused, down and need that comfort that this record provides so effortlessly. One of the best of all time."

 

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

"This is Delta Spirit - Ode To Sunshine. Before I was doing music full time I had a few jobs one of which was booking nights in this tiny pub called Monkey Chews, there was no stage and I was the door girl (I nearly turned away Robert Plant that night, something my friends will never let me forget). That's where I first saw Delta Spirit live and to this day it was one of the best gigs I've ever been to and this album is one of my favourites of all time and I wish more people knew it.

 

The record with my favourite cover art is...

"I'll say Carole King - Tapestry. This for me is exactly what a front cover should be, simple, at home, honest and real. Not set up in anyway but a true representative of Carole King in her own environment feeling as open as you can in front of the camera. I would love to have an album cover like this some day."

 

The record with my favourite title is...

"This is Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Loose. I'm sure everyone knows how much I love this band and everything they do and this album is no different and the title is brilliant. If you don't own this record, get it, you won't regret it."

 

The last record I bought was...

"This is Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon. I only discovered Tobias's music recently and I've fallen in love with the record in a big way. His songwriting is so simple but perfect in many ways and very inspiring. I love this record and couldn't recommend it more highly."

 

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

"The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It. But I do feel like I'm cheating slightly as I bought it yesterday and already love it but I've been looking forward to this record for a long time. They will always be one of my favourite bands."

 

The greatest record of all time is...

"This is Joni Mitchell - Blue. For so many reasons this in my opinion is the greatest album of all time. It's timeless, it says everything I'd love to be able to say, she speaks like I want to speak, when you have a connection with an artist where you feel like they describe exactly how you feel better than you ever could then you realise how important they are to your life and society. Her story is also so inspiring especially how she came to write this album, I don't want to say too much but please watch the film made about her called 'Woman Of Heart And Mind'."

 

Lucy Rose's new album Work It Out is out now and avaiable to preview and purchase on the right-hand side of the page. 

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