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"Happy Soup"
Baxter Dury
Being born to a musical icon was never going to make self-recognition easy for Mr Dury, whose late father was the brash lead singer of cult British band Ian Dury and the Blockheads. Yet more than 30 years after having made his first public appearance at the age of five on the cover of his father's LP New Boots and Panties!!, he's found his own, attention-worthy voice. Currently on the road to promote his third critically acclaimed, electro-tinged album, Happy Soup, he tells us about some other albums that get his feet tapping.
The Velvet Underground

"This is the 1970 album some obsessive Velvet vans won't forgive as it meanders away from their original ethos (if there was one) and strays into pop music territory, some might say unsuccessfully."
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire

"I have tried to resist liking this type of university music but was led to it by a colleague that happened to work on the album. I can't argue with it - it's very well built."
Dirty Beaches

"I've been quite enthralled by this album, the work of an enigmatic, cigarette-puffing dude from Taiwan using a broken sampler and who sounds a bit like Richard Hawley."
Different Morals
Luca C and Brigante

"Simply brilliant yet lost Ibizan sofa music with a huge hit of soul. It features Ali Love who sings over trippy, well-structured songs that make your socks jump up and down."
Blue Train
John Coltrane

"This is not just alienating jazz music that confuses spivs, it's possibly the greatest music ever made."