My Record Collection - May 2, 2017

My Record Collection by Luke Sital-Singh
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My Record Collection by Luke Sital-Singh

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 singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh, let's see what he picks out...

 

Check out a selection of Luke's picks in this playlist...

 

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

"This was Gorillaz' debut album. Didn’t know anything about them other than they were a cartoon band, and I thought that was cool. Sadly, I didn’t like the album much."

 

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

"I’ll probably skip the first initial grunge bands I was in and say that Damien Rice’s O was the first singer/songwriter type record I’d ever heard and that instantly made me want to be one of those."

 

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

"Love Is Hell by Ryan Adams. Just a masterpiece from start to finish. Never gets old. I think I first heard it around 10 years ago and still love every minute today and my music taste has changed a lot in those years."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"This is Takk by Sigur Ros. No matter what mood I’m in, Takk just takes me to a very spacey, peaceful, content place."

 

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

"Running On Empty by Jackson Browne. When those first chords kick in I can’t help but feel energised and I have been seen to dance around the kitchen to this from time to time."

 

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

"Good Morning Mother by Stars and Sons. Slightly weird choice, as I was once a guitarist in this band, but I wasn’t a member when they made this record so that’s ok. I just think it’s brilliant and never really got the kudos it deserved."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"This would be American IV: The Man Comes Around. I love all the Johnny Cash American Recording covers. I think this is my favourite. It’s so iconic and bold. Perhaps made more poignant by the fact it was his last record before he died."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone by Explosions in the Sky. This band have great album titles. This one just hits me in the chest and puts me in the exact emotional headspace for listening to this record."

 

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

"Anything by Bastille. Don't get it."

 

The last record I bought was…

"This was Semper Femina by Laura Marling. I’ve always liked Laura but I was super excited when I heard she was making this with producer Blake Mills. I’ve been consuming everything he’s worked on. Unbelievable producer, I would love to work with him one day."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2017 is…

"Pleasure by Feist. It's been far too long since the world enjoyed a new batch of Feist gold. I've listened to Metals more times that I can count."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys. Obviously, there’s no real answer to this question. But the reason I choose Pet Sounds over, say, Sgt Peppers or other classic choices is because I find I’m most inspired by records that are made by the mind of a single visionary. Brian Wilson is a legitimate singular genius."

 

Luke Sital-Singh's new album Time Is A Riddle is released on May 12th. Click here to pre-order it in hmv.com's online store. 

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