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.