Today sees the launch of a new feature for Sucking Lemons. We’ll be getting artists to write about 5 albums they love to give us a little extra insight into their minds. ‘Five a Day’ kicks off with a list from Heems of the excellent Das Racist. He’s a busy man, but he’s managed to concisely describe why these five records hit the spot, which, for a hipster rapper, are quite unexpected:
Television – Marquee Moon.
This is New York. This is punk. This is poetry. This is swag.
The Stone Roses – S/T.
This is British rock and roll. They’re not afraid to use guitars. The words are SMART too.
The Wrens – Meadowlands.
This is heartbreak. These words hurt too.
Doves – Some Cities.
‘Walk In Fire’, ‘Sky Starts Falling’ and ‘Almost Forgot Myself’ all go hard.
Sufjan Stevens – Age of Adz.
Sufjan got all bleep beep boop with his sadness and made a pretty album.
Listen to Das Racist: