DIY pop sensation, Johnno Casson releases a new collection of songs under one of his aliases, Snippet, on 21 July. Appropriately called The Sunshine EP, Louder Than War will be reviewing soon. In the meantime, Paul Scott-Bates caught up with Johnno and managed to grab a note of his favourite Top 10 albums.
“My top albums are an ever evolving list that can change from week to week and there are certainly some new ones on the block that could enter the list soon enough but they will have their time. When I paused & put my thinking cap on for a moment, these albums keep shining brightly and for the longest.
No particular order.”
The Specials – The Specials
A time, a place, a scene, a skank!
Infiltrated my psyche & refused to leave. A killer debut album that remains timeless here, my punk rock.
Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Do it Yourself
The guvnor and the best band in the world. Songs that gave my soul hope
The Jam – Setting Sons
All Mod Cons made me wanna play the guitar, Setting Sons made me wanna form a band
Prefab Sprout – From Langley Park to Memphis
Great pop music in lyric, melody, tone & delivery
Marvin Gaye – Here My Dear
‘What’s Going On’ was the pinnacle in album making in my opinion and I love it like a brother,brother,brother but it’s to this album I have been turning to lately when Marvin is involved-Is that Enough?.
Listen to tracks from The Sunshine EP on Soundcloud here.
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