My Record Collection - September 3, 2018

My Record Collection by The Joy Formidable's Ritzy Bryan
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My Record Collection by The Joy Formidable's Ritzy Bryan

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 alt-rockers The Joy Formidable and their singer Ritzy Bryan, let's see what she picks... 

 

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

"Radiohead’s Drill EP at a record fair in Manchester. It flatlined my pocket money for the month."



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

"Either Elvis Costello’s This Year’s Model or Super Furry Animals' Radiator. I was obsessed with learning 'The Beat' from This Year's Model."



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

"Curtis by Curtis Mayfield. It’s a very personal record that also captures all the social & political bullshit that was going on at the time."



The record that always makes me feel good is…

"Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys. Transports me back to lots of happy, romantic memories."



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

"Electro-Shock Blues by Eels. Frankly, I can listen to this album whatever mood I’m in."

 

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

"There are lots. I’ll choose Mink Deville’s Cabretta. He’s one of my favourites, we’re working on a cover of his at the moment."



The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Always loved the cover for Yessongs by Yes. It’s by Roger Dean who collaborated on a lot of their albums."

 



The record with my favourite title is…

"The Smith's The Queen is Dead. I don’t have to explain this one. No flag waving here."



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

"The B52s - The B52s. Just not my thing. I’m miserable at parties..."



The last record I bought was…

"Out in the Storm by Waxahatchee. It’s really great, looking forward to catching them live this year."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2018 is…

"Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt. Been six years since we had some new music so bring it on!"

 

The greatest record of all time is...

"This is Van Morrison's Astral Weeks. I love everything about this album. It’s mystical & poetic, the instrumentation is just gorgeous & it’s so alive in the playing & the sentiment."

 

The Joy Formidable's new album AARTH is released at the end of September and is available to pre-order here. 

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