My Record Collection - May 10, 2016

My Record Collection by Sundara Karma's Oscar Lulu
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My Record Collection by Sundara Karma's Oscar Lulu

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 Oscar Lulu, frontman with rising psychedelic rockers Sundara Karma, let's see what he picks out...

 

You can listen to some of Oscar's recommendations in this playlist...

 

 

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

"Eminem - The Slim Shady LP. Think I was about nine and just remember being totally obsessed with Marshall Mathers. My mum was a big fan as well but she wouldn't let me watch the 8 Mile film so I went out and bought his record instead - think I asked someone older to do the exchange for me though."



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

"My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade. It was the first time I'd seen a band epitomise that 'gang' ethos and the emotion in the songs/overall style was something that really connected with me at the time. I knew I had to do the same - that's when I first put on eyeliner and even bought a pair of red and black fingerless gloves."



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

"Fleetwood Mac - Rumours. I was 13 and my dad had given me his record collection. Amongst the Michael Jackson and Wham! records, he had Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits and thats when I heard Dreams for the first time. I looked the song up and saw that it was from Rumours and literally instantly fell in love with the record on first listen."



The record that always make me feel good is…

"Jr. Walker And The All Stars  - Shotgun. First heard Cleo's Mood when I watched The Boat That Rocked which was a BIG film for me. I love 60's R&B, Soul and to be honest, anything from that era makes me feel good."



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

"The Cure - Disintegration. It's the best breakup record ever."



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

"The Waterboys - This Is The Sea. I don't get why these guys aren't celebrated more. 'The Whole Of The Moon' is such a monster of a pop song, it should be up there with 'Where The Streets Have No Name'."


The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Radiohead - Hail To The Thief. I've always been a fan of art inspired by something political, or better yet art that has meaning behind it. I love the topics and questioning that the cover and album title raises."



The record with my favourite title is…

"David Bowie - Hunky Dory. Just perfection."



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

"Coldplay - X & Y. This is obviously a very subjective thing and I don't have anything against Coldplay, the album just never resonated with me like it did for some people."



The last record I bought was…

"The 1975 - I like it when you sleep for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. Really impressed with how The 1975 are managing to consistently strike in a very precise, thought through and stylised way. The album is wonderful."



The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2016 is…

"Blood Orange's. Loved his last record Cupid Deluxe so am just waiting in anticipation for more new music."



The greatest record of all time is…

"Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon. You start and finish exactly where the record would like you to be. It takes you on a vivid journey combing all forms of art and provocative language and as the listener, I've never not been blown away by the end."

 

Sundara Karma's new single 'Loveblood' is out now and available to purchase here in hmv's digital store. 

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