TIDAL Rising Artist of the week, Goat Girl, share the albums that changed their lives.
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Rihanna, Good Girl Gone Bad
This was the first CD that I bought, funded by my father. I was really into female pop stars, and I think this has inspired my confidence with how I am today. I have been listening to it since; every song bangs. – Bonesy
My dad always played Woodbine when I was younger. One song in particular moved me called ‘Mound of Venus’ — the lazy lo-fi drumbeats against catchy vocal melodies and harmonies. The entire album is faultless and displays human emotion in all its forms. One song, ‘Complete Control,’ is laced with sweet singing and melodies, with lyrics like ‘I hate your fucking soul.’ Almost a bit like our song ‘Creep.’ – Bonesy
The Strokes, This Is It
This was the first CD I had that wasn’t a compilation. I was surprised that I could listen to it all the way through and thoroughly enjoy every track. Before, I would listen to R&B essential albums and hip-hop, so I’d say it was my introduction to guitar music. I loved the hooky guitar lines and vocal melodies that got stuck in my head. – Ellie
Blonde Redhead, Barragán
This album is something I can sit down with at any point and still have that same feeling I had when I first listened to it. I’d picked it up in a record store about five years ago, randomly working off the artwork and not really knowing much about the music itself. I listened through it as a whole, which was something rare for me to have the patience for, and was instantly blown away.
It allowed me to think of music existing in a new context of almost pop songs within an experimental beatsy sonic. The vocals also sit so effortlessly, reminding me of some of my favorite voices such as Trish Keenan and Laetitia Sadier, where the voice moves through notes almost how a piano is played, something I take big inspiration from. – Plops
Willy Mason, If the Ocean Gets Rough
This album has meant a lot to me over the past five years; the first song I heard was ‘Riptide,’ and since, I have listened to all of his albums and become very engrossed and touched by them. None of them have gotten old and the honest nature of his music rang true at certain more difficult points for me. – Naima