Definitive Records asks interesting Vancouverites to rack their brains for their three album milestones. Today we hear from Adrian McInnes, Partner and Brand Manager for Strathcona Beer Company. As I discovered on a recent visit to the brewery, where a killer playlist including PJ Harvey, Dinosaur Jr. and Iggy Pop was blaring out of the speakers, McInnes has close ties to the music industry, with a past life as a DJ. Read on for his eclectic, genre-bending picks…
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
This is by far my favourite Sonic Youth album. It’s melodic, aggressive and, at times, heavy. Thurston Moore’s chord changes are amazing. The drums are tight. I recently read Kim Gordon’s book “Girl in a Band” and that just made me love her even more.
The Spits – The Spits V
The Spits are one of my favourite skate/punk bands of recent years, even though they have been around for a while. This is one of their most consistent albums. Each song sounds as though it could have been recorded in a different studio. Some songs are a little more raw than others, etc… The best part is being able to slip a Spits song on to one of my playlist for our tasting room!
Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back
This classic hip hop LP is amazing from beginning to end. As a teen this album taught me about black history and was a gateway to real hip hop. The mix of samples from song to song are incredible, including the Slayer riff in “She Watch Channel Zero”!