My Record Collection - May 30, 2016

My Record Collection by Thrice's Riley Breckenridge
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My Record Collection by Thrice's Riley Breckenridge

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 reunited emo heroes Thrice and their drummer Riley Breckenridge, let's see what he picks out for us...

 

You can check out some of Riley's picks in this playlist...

 

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

"This was Licensed To Ill by the Beastie Boys. I remember buying it when I was 11 years old (despite it having an EXPLICIT LYRICS sticker), and having my parents be angry that I was allowed to buy it, and angry that I would even think of buying a record with explicit lyrics."

 

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

"Either 2112 by Rush, Against The Grain by Bad Religion, Ten by Pearl Jam, or a combo of the three. I didn’t really listen to much music other than classic rock, hip hop and R&B until my junior year of high school, but those three records were in heavy rotation right around the time I got my first drum set and started a band with some friends."

 

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

"Radiohead’s Kid A. It was a total game-changer for me, changing the way I listened to, thought about, and created music. It’s a tremendously inspiring record, both in how risky a direction the band took given the success of OK Computer, but how layered and nuanced the arrangements are."

 

The record that always make me feel good is…

"Tycho’s Awake. There’s just something about the tones, layers, and atmosphere of this record that clears my head and puts me in a good mindset. It’s also a fantastic record to run to."

 

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

"It's Tycho's Awake again." 

 

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

"Too many to list, but I’d probably go with Colour Revolt’s self-titled EP. They never got the respect or success that their music deserved. It’s some of the most impassioned, well-played, well-written rock music I’ve ever heard, and it’s rare that you’ll find anyone who doesn’t play in a band that has actually heard of them."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Don’t really have a favorite, to be honest. I’ve bought amazing records with terrible cover art and vice versa. Ultimately, the music is what matters most to me."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"I’m a bit biased, but I really like To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere."

 

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

"There are way too many to list for this."

 

The last record I bought was…

"Nothing’s Tired of Tomorrow. It’s an awesome blend of shoegaze and grunge, and it’s a lock for my favorite 10 records of 2016."

 

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

"I can’t even narrow it down. There has been a ton of great albums released already (Radiohead, Basement, Nothing, Hammock, Explosions In The Sky, PUP, David Bazan, etc., and we still haven’t heard the new Brand New, Sigur Ros, Bon Iver, SUMAC …"

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Now that’s just an impossible question to answer..."

 

Thrice's new album To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere is out now and available to preview and purchase on the right-hand side of the page. 

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