Mystery Jets’ Blaine Harrison – My Music

In this week’s NME, Blaine Harrison of Mystery Jets picks his favourite records. Click below to listen to some of his picks – and see the mag to read his full selection.


Right now I’m loving:
Music Go Music – ‘Light Of Love’

“People ask me what this is whenever I play it. It sounds like it was made in about 1976 – part ABBA, part Suzi Quatro and part Supertramp.”

To make me dance:
Of Montreal – ‘Heimdalsgate Like A Promethian Curse’

“It just moves in a really naughty way. Kevin Barnes is an evil genius, he’s like Rufus Wainwright’s obsessive compulsive sectioned younger brother.”

A record by a hero:
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – ‘Stranger Than Kindness’
“It was recorded bang in the middle of his 20 year heroin addiction – you couldn’t find a darker, more despairing song if you tried.”

I wish I’d written:
The Zombies – ‘The Way I Feel Inside’

“It’s essentially one and a half minutes of Colin Blunstone singing a capella about how disconnected he feels from the one he loves, put as simply as he can.”

Before I die I’d play:
Neutral Milk Hotel – ‘In The Aeroplane Over The Sea’

“Jeff Mangum is a hero of mine – his lyrics are sublime.”