Beth Orton's 10 favorite albums
Beth Orton is a British singer-songwriter who first gained fame in the mid-1990s with her blend of folk, electronic, and trip-hop music. Born in Norfolk, England, Beth Orton began her music career as a member of the electronic group Spill in the late 1980s. After the group disbanded, she began working as a solo artist, releasing her debut EP, "Superpinkymandy" in 1993. Her first full-length album, "Trailer Park", was released in 1996 and was well received by critics for its unique blend of folk and electronic music.
Orton's breakthrough came with the release of her second album, "Central Reservation", in 1999, which spawned the hit single "Stolen Car". The album was certified gold in the UK and earned Beth Orton a Mercury Prize nomination. Since then, she has released several more albums, including "Daybreaker" (2002), "Comfort of Strangers" (2006), and "Kidsticks" (2016), and has toured extensively throughout the world.
Beth Orton's favorite albums
- Cleo SolRose in the Dark
- Alice ColtranePtah, the El Daoud
- Sam AmidonAll Is Well
- Tom WaitsThe Early Years Vol. 2
- Karen DaltonIn My Own Time
- Terry CallierWhat Color Is Love
- Primal ScreamScreamadelica
- Kate BushHounds of Love
I liked Kate Bush from the moment she charted in 1978, when I was 8. But at home I was never allowed to listen to her [...] When I was 15, it was the first time I could actually just sit with my Kate Bush record and enjoy it. There was no one there to make comments about her being rubbish, or reducing her to this cliché of a woman because she talked about how she felt.
- The SlitsBootleg Retrospective
- Brian EnoDiscreet Music