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Broken Record #27

Broken Record
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Twilight Sad have spent the the majority of 2014 looking to the past, touring and re-issuing their classic debut Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters. It was a worthy venture and a nice second chance for people like me who'd missed them touring it in the first place. Importantly though, this was a mere nostalgic detour and the band had already begun a new chapter, penning some of their forthcoming album way back on 2012. So, after the smallest of breathers The Twilight Sad are ready to release Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave and get back on the road all over again. Guitarist Andy MacFarlane spoke to CrackleFeedback about his listening habits for the latest in our Broken Record series.
The Monks - Black Monk Time
The Monks - Black Monk Time

I wouldn't so much say this album is under-rated, as I imagine everyone that's heard it will know it's amazing, but it's maybe just not as well-known or as popular as it should be.

The Fall - The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004
The Fall - The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004

I can never decide which Fall record I like best, everyone is as equally bad and amazing as the next. This is made up of 24 sessions that they recorded for John Peel, so there's plenty to listen to. Every pub should be soundtracked by The Fall.

Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
Primal Scream - XTRMNTR

I was 15 when XTRMNTR was released, in January 2000. There wasn't really anything good happening, musically, at this point, and with the panic of the turn of the millennium, this record was quite fitting. I hadn't heard anything like it, or could get my head round how they made it. It soundtracked many an (empty) house party when I was in school.

Iggy Pop - The Idiot
Iggy Pop - The Idiot

Ever since I learned how to drive, I'd always have a copy of this in the car. It's especially good for driving on the motorway at night.

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson

I'd listen to this record a lot while we were writing our first album. I really liked the chord changes and Jean Claude Vannier's string arrangements, I remember trying to figure out ways to reference bits and pieces from it.