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‘Our Love’ by Caribou
I remember hearing this album for the first time, I was on a balcony in Croatia and the sun was coming up.
‘Blonde’ by Frank Ocean
It was super refreshing, so many layers of vocals and instrumentation. An intriguing record, that kinda just got me and made me feel excited to be an artist.
Head of A&R
'Like a Virgin' by Madonna
One of the first albuns I've ever listened to. It kicked out my passion for music and helped me realise I could be or do anything. It has inspired me as a woman to not be afraid of pursuing my dreams and expressing myself!
Head of Talent
'These Streets' by Paolo Nutini
This is my go-to feel-good album, These Streets is soulful and the album reflects his gift for expressing real-life occurrences, from moving hours to bad relationships. Paolo relates to every aspect of life and can always be relied upon when you need a break from real life.
Head Of Services
'For All We Know' By Nao
She's got such a distinctive voice, that comes across so well on recording and live performance. I love how she combines pretty abstract electronic sounds in a way I hadn't heard before.
'Random Access Memories' by Daft Punk
This album revived the golden age of production. They spent 4 years and over a million dollars on this masterpiece and it really shows in the details.
'Emily's D+ Evolution' by Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza Spalding is an incredible bassist, mainly from a contemporary jazz background. This particular album is like nothing I've ever heard before! Awesome guitar riffs, incredible vocals, messages of freedom & power all in a rock/funk fusion style!
'Isolation' by Kali Uchis
The album just sounds incredible. The production is flawless and sounds are so beautiful they almost seem satirical behind harsh subject matter of Kali’s lyrics. I’ve always loved albums that take you on a journey, and Isolation did it perfectly.
'Get To Heaven' by Everything Everything
A refreshing blend of genres, unique falsettos and tracks that tread the line between bubbly and devastating. What results is a conceptual record displaying courage in tackling progressive subject matter, leaving me in a state of existential ponderance - but ready to dance - after every listen.
'Viva La Vida' by Coldplay
The adventurous production of Brian Eno, put together with Chris Martin's songwriting and the band's flair makes for Viva La Vida to be a singular masterpiece in my opinion.
Junior Playlisting Assistant
'Racine Carrée' by Stromae
I used to listen to this album to help learn French at school, and ever since then it's stuck with me as a masterclass in pop.
'Chris' by Christine & The Queens
Her swaggering second album touches on sexual liberation, mental health and female agency as she puts herself at the centre of every single track. I saw her perform at All Points East in 2019 and it has been one of my most unforgettable gigs - she's intoxicating to watch!
‘Beyonce’ By Beyonce
I don’t think there is a single song I wouldn’t listen to on that album. She’s such an amazing artist and pretty much makes me feel like I can conquer the world.
'Late Registration' by Kanye West
I hate having to pick my favourite album but this is probably the closest. Everything captured on there from the sampling to the soulful instrumentation is just so timeless. The systemic issues Kanye chose to touch on seemed so organic and almost instinctual too, something I can't say still rings true today.
'Ctrl' By SZA
Since first discovering 'Ctrl', it has since been my go-to album and I never get tired of listening to it. Her conscious songwriting and storytelling paired with her soulful vocals makes it the perfect sing-along R&B album.
'Wish' by The Cure
This is the first album I was introduced to when I was little, and was the album that sparked my interest in music. The Cure have helped me a lot, and have been a massive inspiration through my music studies and career!
'To Pimp a Butterfly' by Kendrick Lamar
Hip-hop doesn't get any better than this album for me. The intricate wordplay on top of impeccably produced beats, emotional stories, and the overarching theme hooked me right from the first play.
'Stress' by Seppa
With half time, you get the best of both worlds of a cross over of dnb which is half the speed, with hip-hop elements and samples, which is what I love about Seppa's production and mastering. Gritty, raw and serious swagness, you can't help but have a cheeky grin on your face and toe tap to his infectious beats. I love working out to this album, it really gets you pumped for the day!
'19' by Adele
After I listened to this album, I know that I can do anything, even if my name is not Adele. This album lets her personality shine through in an honest way and empowers me and I am sure other women as well, that vulnerability is a strength.
'Midnight Organ Fight' by Frightened Rabbit
This is one of the best Scottish albums of the 00’s and one of the most influential albums in my life. It means a lot to me and so many other people, it really is a lifeline for a lot of people. The words are beautiful and honest, it’s an album to get lost in and something I hold really close to my heart.
‘Whatever People Say I Am That Is What I Am Not’ by Arctic Monkeys
Every song is perfectly written, it might as well be single after single. Showing a generation that no matter where you are from, how old you are, what your influences are, your music can be music for the masses.
'Slipknot' By Slipknot
The band were like my family as a kid; I got bullied loads in school, they helped me get tough fast.
Social Media Manager & Podcast Producer
'What You Don't See' by The Story So Far
I discover this band back in my college days, and this album has stuck with me since. To me there is no album that makes me feel better than this does.