The record that changed my life
Record Store Day takes place every year to champion the UK's best independent music retailers.
Taking place in 2019 on Saturday 13th April, the event will see the indie spirit of almost 200 shops celebrated.
To mark the event, we asked the ICMP community of students, alumni, tutors and partners to name the records that changed their lives. Listen below...
Janelle Monae: 'The ArchAndroid'
Alcest: 'Ecailles de Lune'
Jeff Buckley: 'Grace'
It’s a record I’ve carried through with me my whole life and I will never tire of it."
Nothing More: 'The Stories We Tell Ourselves'
Freddie Draper, Bass Tutor
Kanye West: 'Graduation'
Laura Marling: 'I Speak Because I Can'
Laura Goldthorp, MA Songwriting student
John Mayer: 'Continuum'
Francesca Confortini, Vocal Tutor
The record that I remember changed my life is John Mayer's 'Slow Dancing in a Burning Room'. I remember I was in the car when a friend of mine mentioned John Mayer and played this song. All I could feel was adrenaline inside as I heard the intro of the song. I'm not over it yet.
Leire Gotxi Angel, MA Songwriting student
Laurie Anderson: 'Stories From The Nerve Bible'
Isobel Anderson, Songwriting Tutor
The Beatles: '1962-1966'
'1962-1966' didn't changed my life - it proved to be the beginning of my life as I know it today.
Metallica: 'Black Album'
I was 11 and had never head anything like this EVER! I loved it and still do. I bugged my mum for months to get a guitar. She finally caved and 22 years later I can still play every song from start to finish…and it never gets old. I loved some other records too: Foo Fighters' 'The Colour And The Shape', 'Make Yourself' by Incubus and 'Californication' by the Red Hot Chili Peppers are all favourites...
Charlie Thomas, Music Production Tutor
Aretha Franklin: 'Think'
Red Hot Chili Peppers: 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik'
This was the record that made me want to pursue a life as a musician and still gives me goose bumps every time I listen to it.
Artistically and musically, when released, it was extremely innovative and enhanced the conversation between rock and funk. All of its tracks were flawlessly and creatively performed by each band member while there was also an exciting strength and chemistry between them. Production-wise, hand in hand with Rick Rubin, the record has this original, raw, crystal clear "just in front of you" sound, almost as it is happening live in your living room. It's so inspiring...
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