My Record Collection - March 5, 2020

My Record Collection by Grouplove's Christian Zucconi
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My Record Collection by Grouplove's Christian Zucconi

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 Australian pop-rock collective Grouplove and their frontman Christian Zucconi. Let's see what he goes for...

 

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

"It was Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits. When I was a kid, I was obsessed with The Mob. I thought listening to Frank made me a gangster and I still do."

 

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

"Nevermind by Nirvana. I had never heard such cathartic choruses before, and they made my stomach drop. I knew I wanted to give that feeling to other people in my own way."

 

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

"It's Doolittle by The Pixies. Start to finish just all the time."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"This is Last Splash by The Breeders. Brings me back to that first taste of spring in New York after a long winter."

 

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

"Circles by Mac Miller. I miss him so much."

 

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

"Aloke's Alive. If you don’t know now, you should..."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Big Echo by The Morning Benders. The cover is one of the first paintings I saw of Hannah’s in person. Took my breath away."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"I'd have to say Joy as an Act of Resistance by IDLES. Because it really is."

 

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

"Radiohead's The Bends. There are so many better Radiohead albums."

 

The last record I bought was…

"It was Broncho's Bad Behavior. I’ve always loved their swagger."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2020 is…

"Healer by GROUPLOVE, because we are all in need of some healing!"

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"That is an impossible question to answer, but for today I’ll say Radiohead's OK Computer because it’s way better than The Bends."

 

Grouplove's new album Healer is out now.