The Streets - Original Pirate Material

Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl I love this album. I love the rawness and how true to Mike Skinner's life/hometown it feels. He doesn't glamourise or polish up any of the topics covered to make it more glam/rock n roll/palatable. The super conversational, almost trivial lyrics make it feel like you were there. It feels like the antithesis of US rap of the time. I love how it flits between brash, almost comical tracks like 'Geezers need excitement' to emotive, poignant tracks like 'Weak Become Heroes'.

Amy Winehouse - Frank

Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl My dad bought this album when it first came out before Amy had become a major commercial success. I remember, as a young girl, finding her honesty and vulnerable yet unapologetic attitude so refreshing, especially within the super-polished/pristine manufactured post-pop idol landscape. I love the lack of structure to her melodies - it feels like she felt the notes as she sang them and as if no take was the same. I always listen to this album when I'm writing to get in that "idgaf" mindset. 'Take The Box' is one of my favourite songs of all time.

Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor

Record Shopping With.. Chloe HowlI never had singing lessons, so this album was how I taught myself to sing. I was obsessed with repeating and copying every riff until I could do it myself. I feel like Alicia Keys often gets forgotten as an iconic female voice - coming out and being a fucking QUEEN on the ivories. Her voice is so raw and free. The prince cover on this album ('How Come U Don't Call Me') is my highlight - still tryna copy the vocals on that one to this day.

Massive Attack - Mezzanine

My sound engineer (shout out my man Bars) always used to use 'Angel' from this album to check PAs in each venue when we were touring and it was always a very fun moment in the traditionally most boring part of touring - sitting in the venue waiting for soundcheck. The bass would rumble through the whole floor and me and my band would dance around like we weren't hanging out our minds and on 2 hours sleep.

Hole - Live Through This

Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl I was introduced to this album on my first ever photoshoot as a signed artist, aged 17. The whole crew was made up of women and we played music to help reduce my nerves. There was a box of the most random CDs and the Spice Girls - 'Spice' was played first and once that was finished we switched to this album. I remember thinking the cover art was so traditionally "feminine" compared to the angry, gravelly feel of Courtney Love's vocals. I love that this album challenges what is expected from "girls" with the biggest middle finger. 'Asking for it', 'Doll Parts', 'Miss World' - I fucking love this album.

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl This album has ALL my favourite LCD tracks on it. 'Someone Great' in particular is a huge track for me. I first saw them live at Lovebox a few years ago when I was falling madly in love (and was waved as fuck) and this was such a huge, sprawling, atmospheric moment and the song got trapped in my skull for weeks. I love how each song on this album grows slowly and takes its time.

Gorillaz - Demon Days

Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl Again, my Dad bought this album for one of our holidays together. He was very dismissive of hip hop/rap (fool!) but for some reason, this album sparked his interest. We literally played it on repeat for the entire trip and I became obsessed. I was such an indie kid growing up and the fusion of hip-hop influences with the britpop sensibility from Damon Albarn was very exciting for me at the time. Still to this day I listen to this album and get instantly pumped. It's so laidback and cool and effortlessly catchy.

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Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl
Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl
Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl
Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl
Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl
Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl
Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl
Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl
Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl
Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl
Record Shopping With.. Chloe Howl