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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.
'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.
'STN MTN / Kauai' By Childish Gambino
It's such a chill mixtape, all the tracks flow so seamlessly into each other regardless of what order you play them in, and each time it narrates a different version of the story. Gotta love the soulful basslines and Bino's velvety voice. It's an album to start the day and end the night with.
'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.
'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.
'I Am Easy To Find' by The National
Picking a favourite is tricky, but this album is just about as calming as it gets. It's important to have that instant go-to record which provides an escape to life's everyday stresses, and this record's title track is just that. I'm also a sucker for a slow jam!
'Rumours' by Fleetwood Mac
This album is the reason I got into music. I have the 'Go Your Own Way' music sheet tattooed on my left arm. Rumours is one of my favourite albums of all time, the guitar solos, the emotion, the production quality, it's got me through tough times and makes me smile, everything about it is perfect.
Senior Brand Executive
'Spaceman' by Octavian
There's a reason this album won Octavian BBC's Sound of 2019. The blend between genres is unparalleled - a great album.
Brand and A&R Executive
'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.
'In Keeping Secret of Silent Earth: 3' by Coheed & Cambria
This was thier seccond album that was based on the singers science-fiction comic book; The Amory Wars. It opened up a new world of storytelling through music. The band's ability to capture the characters thoughts and compose an album of them never fails to inspire me. Awesome comics too!
'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.
Marketing and Social Media Intern
'Sam's Town' by The Killers
This has been a soundtrack throughout my life, my parents would play it to me when I was young, and I still listen to it regularly today. To me it is one of the greatest albums of all time.
'Nothing Was the Same' by Drake
This album changed the way I viewed rap albums. It's still Hip Hop but transcends the genre with the different styles and melodies that it has. It has songs that dominated both the Rap AND Pop charts which is just crazy, truly a classic!
Paola Guimaraes Mendes
'The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change' by Nina Nesbitt
This album is the reason I wanted to work in the music industry and inspired me to chase a career in the field. I discovered Nina when I was about 15 and her music has stayed with me ever since.
'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.