My Record Collection - October 6, 2020

My Record Collection by La Roux - A National Album Day Special
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My Record Collection by La Roux - A National Album Day Special

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, we're counting down to National Album Day. 

This year, the organisers are taking us back to the 1980s, to a time when nu-romantics, big hair, arena rock and electronics ruled the chart. 

We're celebrating all week on hmv.com with a selection of features from the day's ambassadors, which this year include La Roux, Blossoms, Kim & Marty Wilde, Toyah Wilcox and more!

Each day this week, we'll be showing off the record collections from an ambassador, and today it's La Roux...

 

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

"I can never remember, but the first album I remember needing and going to get was Justified by Justin Timberlake."

 

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

"I’ve never wanted to be in a band! I always wanted to be a solo artist, but the nature of the making of the first record and the 80’s influence made a duo make sense for that moment."

 

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

"It's Michael Jackson, disk 1 of History: Past, Present and Future. I fell asleep to that record every night from when I first got it until I was about 10. Sadly I can’t listen in quite the same way now..."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"I'd say it's Be Yourself Tonight by Eurythmics, it always reminds me of my childhood and my family. 'There Must Be an Angel' is an amazing track and will always be one of my favourite songs of all time."



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

"If I’m down I don’t usually play music because I find it too much, playing something emotional often makes it worse or feel like I’m wallowing. I walk or watch films when I’m down but if I can handle it or I’m ready to be lifted out of it I might play something gentle like Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell."



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

"This is so difficult to answer but I think to my knowledge, it would be Paul McCartney || by Paul McCartney. It contains 'Coming Up' which is one of my favourite tracks of all time and 'Waterfalls' which contains parts of the lyric and melody that became 'Waterfalls' by TLC. It has some other strange and interesting tunes and not enough people seem to know about it!"

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"CLOR. I love it."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"I'd have to say Elton John's Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy."

 

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

"LP1 by FKA Twigs. I don't get it."



The last record I bought was…

"It was Dur Dur of Somalia volumes 1 & 2."

 

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

"Certified Lover Boy by Drake. Excited about that."

 

The greatest record of all time is.....

"That's an impossible question to answer but The Colour of Spring and Spirit of Eden by Talk Talk are both breathtakingly beautiful and are a marker of perfection to me."

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