The Record That Changed My Life
In the current issue of Q, Mac Miller talks about the records that shaped him, recounting how hearing Outkast's Aquemini aged 12 changed how he thought about music and explaining why Radiohead's In Rainbows made him reconsider how his own records should sound. After the rapper’s tragic death last week, here is Miller's Albums That Changed My Life published online in full.
Ben Howard on how Gillian Welch's 2001 record Time (The Revelator) put him on his backside.
Annie Clark on how the jazz great's 1965 album shaped her approach to music.
The Manics' bassist on why The Smiths' 1984 compilation is so important to him.
The Arctic Monkeys frontman on why The Strokes' 2001 debut means so much to him.
Natasha Khan, the artist behind Bat For Lashes, on why Kate Bush's 1985 album is so important to her.
The Sussex soul man on how Roots Manuva's 2001 album opened his eyes to UK hip-hop.
Wolf Alice's frontwoman on how the 13-year-old her was forever affected by Pink's 2001 album.
The grime pioneer on how MC Hammer's 1990 album encouraged to him rap in his own accent.
The man of the moment on why The Stone Roses' 1989 debut was such a gamechanger for him.
The LCD Soundsystem ringleader on how Prince's 1983 soundtrack album shaped his world.
The War On Drugs' frontman on why the 1967 album is so important to him.