5. Lou Reed & John Cale: Songs For Drella.

A magnificent album – minimal and sophisticated – John Cale & Lou Reed together in perfect harmony, paying homage to their mentor, Andy Warhol.

This is the great thing about recorded music – years of experiences and memories of people and places can be condensed into musical expression for posterity – and done with such style and grace here.

I have learnt so much from listening to the music of these two men – I hope some of it has stuck!

For number 6 in Martin Bramah’s top 10 albums please go here


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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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