Founder of Transgressive Records and Rockfeedback, Toby L has selected 8 formative albums for the second in our Soundtrack of Our Lives series (you can see the first post here). Check out Toby’s suggestions below and have a listen to some incredible music now…

Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
A truly beautiful and kinetic interplay between ringing discordance and infectious songcraft
Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis
One of the finest vocalists of all-time, captured at her peak and featuring some of the finest songs ever committed to tape
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
Socially aware and vocally matured, MG’s questioning opus still rings painstakingly true to this day
Frank Ocean – Blonde
Our generation’s ultimate auteur and visionary; I’m hooked on his every move
Blur – Parklife
The album that put me on the path I’m on now. Aged 8 when I bought the cassette, this proved that pop music could be barbed, insightful, hilarious and profoundly moving – all in the same hour
Bjork – Vespertine
A more tender, progressive, melodic and beautiful record you will probably never hear
David Bowie – Blackstar
His final act was of course one of the most magical, tragic disappearances we’ll ever witness in any art form, but in Blackstar he left behind a gift that we’ll always cherish
Television – Marquee Moon
An album that compelled me so much, I listened to it every night before sleep for over six months when I was 15 years old. It stands up to this day – one of the greatest guitar records that ever lived
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