Record Shopping With: Manchester Orchestra
In honor of one of our favorite features from the iconic record destination Amoeba Music, we're paying homage by taking a dive into the shopping habits of our favorite artists. Here's what Andy Hull and Robert McDowell of Manchester Orchestra are listening to and why you should, too.
(image via Amoeba Music)
[Vinyl] OK Computer – Radiohead
[Vinyl] Aquemini – Outkast
[Vinyl] On The Beach – Neil Young
[Vinyl] Time Fades Away – Neil Young
[Vinyl] Ease Down the Road – Bonnie “Prince” Billy
[Vinyl] Leave Home – Ramones
[Vinyl] Otero War – Caveman
[CD] Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
[Vinyl] Alone In The Universe – Jeff Lynne’s ELO
[Vinyl] Whatever And Ever Amen – Ben Folds Five
I just saw Machester Orchestra in concert last fall and I’m going to see them again at Boston Calling this May. They’re fantastic. So it should come as no surprise that their taste in music is fantastic too.
Outkast is my all-time favorite group; any genre. So naturally, you’re going to win me over by kicking off your WIMB with an album of theirs.
But even by those standards, "Aquemini" is in the upper echelon of Outkast’s discography. It may even be their best album, though "ATLiens" will always have my heart. From the brilliant lyricism of “Da Art of Storytellin” to the incredible complexities of “Rosa Parks” and “SpottieOttieDopaliscious,” this is a must-have classic for hip hop fans.
Classic albums seemed to be the overarching theme here. Between Neil Young, Ramones, Fleetwood Mac and ELO, you can almost hear the collective sounds that brought Andy Hull and Robert McDowell together. Add in the more contemporary influences like Ben Folds Five and Radiohead, and you’ve basically got the perfect recipe for the creation of Manchester Orchestra.
I’m not as familiar with Caveman or Bonnie “Prince” Billy, but if the rest of their musical pallet is any indication, these are must-haves as well. Easily one of my favorite bags yet.
Aquemini – Outkast
OK Computer – Radiohead
Rumours – Fleedwood Mac