Olympic gold! Etienne Stott gives us his top 10 albums
Olympic gold! Etienne Stott gives us his top 10 albums
Olympic gold! Etienne Stott gives us his top 10 albums
Olympic gold! Etienne Stott gives us his top 10 albums

A true Olympian and a gold medal Olympian- Great Britain’s Etienne Stott won a gold medal in this year’s Olympics at the slalom canoe- a tough and previously little known sport.

He is also a music head and friend of LTW and sent us his top 10 albums whilst acknowledging the impossibility of his task… ‘picking my top 10 was hard! I hope this is a format that is alright and
what you’re after…’

1 Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
Just an amazing album, ahead of its time and still timeless. What more can I say?

2 Pink Floyd – The Wall –
I just like the atmosphere and ideas in this album. Deep stuff.

3 Michael Jackson – Thriller –
I just can never get over how good Jackson was and what amazing work he did. It just sounds awesome even after all this time.

4 Stone Roses – The Stone Roses –
I remember my crewmate Tim getting me into this way back in the day – where would I be without him?

5 The Prodigy – Fat of the Land
It blew my mind when I first heard ‘Firestarter’ and that’s just one of the tracks that just transmits that powerful, aggressive energy on this album. Need it loud!

6 Nirvana – Nevermind
I was a bit late to the Nirvana phenomenon,but I still have this on tape in my car for when the radio is too bad to bear.

7 The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come for Free –
Just a great idea for an album with a lot of good tracks. Even now I like the idea of this story and
the way the tracks are different but related

8 Oasis – What’s The Story Morning Glory?
Any track from this album just beams my brain back in time to when these guys could do no wrong.

9 The Doors – The Doors –
What a band, another one added to the ‘died too young’ list. Such evocative lyrics and so many good tunes.

10 Pulp – A Different Class
Listening to this album helped me to realise that there were a lot of people out there who just didn’t feel like they fitted in to the mainstream, normal crowd. I guess it gave me a bit of help
to be confident with who I was.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.



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