March 21, 2017 |

Charlotte Emilie does Desert Island Disks

Charlotte Emilie does Desert Island Disks

March 21, 2017 |

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If you could only listen to 5 albums or EPs for the rest of  your life what would you choose? Charlotte Emilie, writer here at ALT CORNER has made their selection and tells us why.

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When thinking about this, I'll be honest - it took me the longest of times and it was a super hard decision to make, especially when there's so many incredible albums out there and so many bands that I love but I finally narrowed it down to these 5, where if I was stranded on a desert island with only a record player and 5 records, what I would listen to and not go insane!

1/ Phantasmagoria - The Damned

So first up, I had to pick this, a total throwback to the 70s and 80s - when it was, in my opinion, the best era for British punk and goth bands. This album is pure art.

It's so hard to pick a Damned album, as they've done so many amazing ones with some seriously stand out tracks, however this one is one of the best, as it has a Gothic Punk feel and definitely marks the cross over of the two and marks the origins, for bands such as Creeper, Fearless Vampire Killers, and other Gothic Punk crossover bands. Grimly Fiendish though will forever be my favourite track off the album as   it has such an usual sound and a quirky feel to it. I honestly could listen to this album on repeat for the longest time!

2/ Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge - My Chemical Romance

Three Cheers, where to even start here! It's such a beautiful album and so cleverly written - as a precursor to The Black Parade, it still has that rock opera feel but on a smaller level and it makes me happy. It was one of the albums I was totally obsessed with going through my really awkward teen years and it was there when I was going through some really rough patches - the album is as angst-filled as I was at the time and every time I hear it, I fall in love with it all over again, it just feels incredibly raw and passionate and it's not quite as polished as The Black Parade, which I prefer by far.

It's so hard to pick a favourite track off this album, but The Jetset Life is Gonna Kill You just has such a raw, passionate feel to it, but all in all, this entire album just makes me happy.