The Album That Changed My Life: Your favourite acts pick the records that shaped their music in the new Q

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Sam Smith on Amy Winehouse Ed Sheeran on Damien Rice Noel Gallagher on The Sex Pistols Kings Of Leon on Pink Floyd Pharrell on A Tribe Called Quest Mark Ronson on The Stone Roses St Vincent on John Coltrane Paul Weller on The Beatles Boy George On David Bowie

 + Johnny Marr, Manic Street Preachers, The National, George Ezra, Kaiser Chiefs, Paolo Nutini, Primal Scream, Hot Chip, Bombay Bicycle Club, Tom Jones, Gerard Way, London Grammar, Kevin Rowland, The War On Drugs, Billy Corgan, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Kasabian, Animal Collective and many more


As every music fan knows an album can change your life. A record that just hits you and makes you think about music – the world even – in a whole new way. In a special edition available in print and on digital from Tuesday (24 February), our new issue (Q345) features a series of exclusive new interviews with some of the most important artists currently around as they reveal the albums that changed their lives… essentially the records that helped to shape modern music.

Also as part of this special Laura Marling takes on a tour of her record collection, Iggy Pop gives us his advice for life, Wilko Johnson answers your questions and we get the inside story on the creation of Talk Talk's masterpiece, Spirit Of Eden.

We’re on the road with Ben Howard, meeting the maverick Steve Earle, drawing pictures at PJ Harvey's recording installation and heading into the studio with Palma Violets, Michael Kiwanuka and Alabama Shakes.

Reviews include Foo Fighters and Belle & Sebastian live, the definitive verdicts on new records from Bjork, Modest Mouse, Madonna and more, plus we have the story behind of Prince’s recent secret UK gig from a high flying guest reviewer

So get Q this month. It might just change your life…

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