1. 'Magic Oneohtrix Point Never' - Oneohtrix Point Never aka Daniel Lopatin
Official Description: Lopatin said of his intent with creating Magic Oneohtrix Point Never that: "I wanted to make a cohesive, punchy, 50-minute record that was very personal, but pulled from FM palettes that I was personally interested in [...] I think it works really well as a metaphor for how I've changed. The things that I try to understand about my own life and being an avid musical listener and how much that's influenced me as a musician is kind of apparent on this record. That metaphor of transformation is something that I came to by thinking about the radio".
Agnes: The immersive experience I like listening to while I sculpt in VR. My favourite track is Long Road Home, but my all-time favourite still Toys 2 from the album 'Age of'. The album is themed around a psychedelic radio aesthetic
2. 'Jerk of All Trades' - Lunachicks
Official Description: The third album from American punk rock band, Lunachicks. Released on May 23, 1995.
Sam: An underrated band and one of my favourites. Light as a Feather is a great song from this album!
3. 'So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley' - Jeff Buckley
Official Description: So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley is a 'best of' compilation album of Jeff Buckley material, released on May 22, 2007.
Jasmine: One of all-time favourite compilation albums, it could also be titled “Songs to bore your friends with at karaoke” because if I have the chance to sing Jeff Buckley, you should know that I will take it. This has been on a constant rotation for me for around a decade and although I don’t naturally gravitate to live versions of songs, this album shows how powerful his voice truly was in or out of the studio. A lovely mix of the hits and a smattering of covers, if you’re looking to dip your toe into the water that is Jeff Buckley, I would suggest starting here!
4. 'THIS IS TROJAN' - VARIOUS
Official Description: This Is Trojan brings together 60 Reggae Classics across three discs, with the selection including none other than 5 UK No. 1s and 35 UK Top 20 hits. Featured are seminal hits from such reggae legends as Desmond Dekker, The Harry J All Stars, Ken Boothe, John Holt, Bob & Marcia, The Maytals and The Pioneers.
Simon: This isn't quite the version I have but close enough, I listen to Trojan music every day, a great sampler with some Rocksteady, Ska, and Reggae. Give it a go, it will make you happy.
5. 'L'ULTIMO A MORIRE' - Speranza
Official Description: Napolitan-French rapper; The lyrics in his songs are in Neapolitan, French, Italian, and Gypsy dialect. He also has a side project Ugo de la Napoli, influenced by Romanian and gypsy music.
Didem: Hip-hop or rap is not really my choice but Speranza is so unique to me. Most of the lyrics are in Napolitan and I don't understand them. Although I know his lyrics are full of anger and explicit, I love feeling the emotions and passion in his voice. Especially the song IRIS is my favorite!!