My Top Five Albums by Lucy Close of Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal
PUBLISHED: 11:37 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:42 20 February 2013
Lucy Close, communications officer at The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, chooses her top five favourite albums
Air: Moon Safari (1998)
Moon Safari is definitely the album I most identify with my late teens, when I started discovering what music I really liked for myself rather than what my friends were into. Its a very relaxing album, typical of the spacey electronica of the time. To this day whenever I listen to it I escape into my own little world for me that is what music is all about.
Daft Punk: Discovery (2001)
Possibly my favourite electro-pop album ever, and yet again another French electronica duo. All Daft Punks stuff is wonderfully off the wall, but Discovery is really exciting, full of building crescendos. If you enjoyed Kanye Wests version of Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, listen to the far better orginal on this album.
Beck: Guero (2005)
Beck is one of the most famous, most surreal alternative rock artists of our time. His lyrics are bizarrely catchy despite the fact that they make no sense whatsoever, and are more like poetic compositions of whatever random image is in his mind at any one time. Guero has a real Latin American feel to it. This is my ultimate driving music.
Pixies: Doolittle (1989)
For me this album brings to mind sitting on the bus in France on a cold winters morning, which is when my friend Mark gave it to me. You always remember the exact moment you first heard a really great piece of music and Doolittle has a number of amazing songs.
Mr Scruff: Trouser Jazz (2002)
I fell in love with Mr Scruff as a student in Brighton his albums vary from really enjoyable ambient tracks with a cool jazzy feel to totally nutball songs about whales and sea creatures. Trouser Jazz is both really funky and absolutely doolally, and perfect for getting away from it all whilst on the sofa with a cup of tea.