My Record Collection - September 14, 2020

My Record Collection by Saint Saviour
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My Record Collection by Saint Saviour

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 Becky Jones, better known as Saint Saviour, let's see what she picks out...

 

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

"It was D'Angelo's Brown Sugar. I went into the record shop for Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle, but my mum didn’t like the artwork so I wasn’t allowed it. No regrets though!"

 

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

"I'd say it was Hot Chip's The Warning. Along with the Klaxons debut, the beginning of my interest in using synths live."

 

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

"It's Sufjan Stevens' Carrie and Lowell. It has just the most beautiful, gentle writing."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"I'd go for Aldous Harding's Designer. She’s such a great character. The video to 'The Barrel' is an absolute joy. Also, I love the guitar sound on this album!"

 

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

"It's Kate Bush and Hounds of Love, an album which really puts a fire under one’s bottom..."

 

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

"I'd say Buffy Sainte-Marie' Little Wheel Spin and Spin. It's got this mysterious, brooding power."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"New Order - Power, Corruption and Lies. I love the boldness of its simplicity."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"It's The Who's Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy. I was obsessed with The Who as a kid and went through a mod phase. I even had a mod haircut and later a scooter, but thankfully all the photos were lost in a fire..."

 

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

"I'd say The XX - XX. I love the visual aesthetic, but the music is too flat for me."

 

The last record I bought was…

"It was Christian Lee Hutson's Beginners. I discovered this recently, his writing is almost jarring in its frank honesty - particularly ‘Keep You Down’. The song ‘Northsiders’ is my favourite of the year."

 

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

"It's Sufjan Stevens's new album, The Ascension. I’m excited about anything he does."

 

The greatest record of all time is...

"I'd have to go with Joni Mitchell's Blue. There’s nothing really I can say that would do it justice. I was very proud to hear my hero and fellow Teesider Bob Mortimer is also a fan, from hearing his Desert Island Discs."

 

Saint Saviour's new album Tomorrow Again is out now and available here in hmv's online store. 

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