The 10 Best Vinyl Releases, according to Kelly Lee Owens

14.12.20

Following episodes with Jae5Daniel Avery and Arlo Parks, the next guest on our ‘The 10 Best’ podcast is Kelly Lee Owens.

Earlier this year, the Wales-born musician released her ‘Inner Song‘ album via Smalltown Supersound to huge acclaim (it featured in our 25 Best Albums of 2020 list). The LP was written following the hardest three years of her life, and it finds her processing that trauma via hypnotising loops and tight pop structures – although there are some straight-up techno tracks in there too.

A self-described “record nerd”, Kelly Lee Owens spent a long time working behind the counters of some of the country’s best record shops. Her obsession with wax and all things analogue made her the perfect choice to speak about her favourite vinyl releases.

She talks through her love of music in its physical form, from 10″ picture discs making political statements, to covers with peel-back stickers, and the most expensive piece of music ever sold.

Listen to the episode below, and follow the show on Spotify to get updates.