steering clear of the mainstream
since 2001

june 2010

ten crucial records
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the odd fiddler's ten crucial records

The Odd Fiddler is an outsider musician and his sounds are most definitely not for everyone. With that in mind, there is a rare, indescribable bliss to his unique take on pop music. His recent release, I Wrote Yr Name on a Public Toilet, baffled Indieville's own Matt Shimmer, leading to a rare question-mark rating. Curious as to the influences behind his stylistic idiosyncrasies, we quizzed The Odd Fiddler (nť Pell) on what he considers the ten most crucial records.

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The Smiths - "Meat Is Murder"

Itís hard to only pick one Smiths album but Iíll go for Meat is Murder because "Well I Wonder" is on it and itís an amazing pop song as far as I'm concerned. But itís The Smiths so frankly it doesnít really matter which record to pick.

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Pulp - "His 'N' Hers"

Pulp always has been one of my favourite bands. Everything from the first record back in the 80's to "This is Hardcore," etc.

But His 'N' Hers is just a perfect pop record. When everything was Britpop and everything sort of sounded the same Pulp were always there in the background and did their own thing. Thank you Jarvis!

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Broder Daniel - Self-Titled

Broder Daniel is a Swedish band that never really got a break outside Sweden, but they did save the Swedish music scene and changed it forever.

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Trembling Blue Stars - "Broken By Whispers"

I was around 20 years when I heard this album, and then I knew I wanted to write music forever - itís just so inspiring and good really.

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Belle and Sebastian - "If You're Feeling Sinister"

I wanted to choose the 'fans only DVD' instead because at a time in my life I watched it at least one time a week, but if I have to pick one record Iíll pick If You're Feeling Sinister.

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Tindersticks - "Curtains"

Beautiful, just so beautiful!

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Erik Satie - "Piano Works"

Nothing touches my soul more than Satie's early piano compositions.

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Television Personalities - "Yes Darling, But Is It Art?"

I know itís a compilation with early tracks and rarities, but all the best TVP songs are on it and I probably listened to it a million times so it has to be on the list.

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Mojave 3 - "Ask Me Tomorrow"

Just one of those records that I put on all the time when I don't know what to listen to and itís just as good every time.

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Morrissey - "Viva Hate"

If I would have been older when The Smiths broke up I would have probably been devastated, and I would probably have cried and I would probably have thought that Morrissey never can do anything like The Smiths again, that those things just never work. But I know I would have changed my mind when Viva Hate was released because itís a really good record. His best? I don't know, I do like Vauxhall and I loads as well.

 

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