Now That’s What ‘We’ Call Music!

Record Collection

Have you ever considered how the humble design studio keeps trundling along without fail, day after day. Even the most demanding clients struggle to bring the mood down in this crazy world… Well I can tell you that we have the answer, and it’s all in the music!

The recent launch of the new Dulay Seymour website raised quite a musical debate in our very own studio. We were asked to answer some simple questions about ourselves to create mini profiles for the new site. The social quiz included the classic ‘Your Favourite Record’, to which eyebrows were instantly raised as we pondered whether it was possible to select one record and give it the title of ‘Favourite’.

Here in the Dulay Seymour work house, we love our music. Our photography studio is lined with records, old and new of all genres. So we approached this question with great respect along with a sense of internal competition, who could say the name of one record that would have everybody’s approval.

We delayed, switched tactics and grew frown lines whilst trying to whittle our music down. Did we go mainstream for the popular vote or did we slide ‘Leftfield’ into obscurity and give the impression that we were cultured beings? This wasn’t an easy task and left us in a dark place. Some of us caved in and selected three but some stayed strong a placed one record above all others.

Truth be told, we couldn’t let this matter lie and that is the reason for this blog entry, we have whittled down hundreds of records and created a must have list of twenty. I’m sure you’ll agree with most and disagree with some, but either way I’m sure you’ll have fun talking through this list.


Top 20 Album Covers

Here are our top twenty must have studio records:

  • Moon Safari – Air
  • Since I Left You – The Avalanches
  • Black Sands – Bonobo
  • Discovery – Daft Punk
  • White Ladder – David Gray
  • Sunday 8pm – Faithless
  • Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) – Groove Armada
  • Verse Bridge Chorus – Kinobe
  • Resist – Kosheen
  • Lost Horizons – Lemon Jelly
  • Play – Moby
  • Big Calm – Morcheeba
  • Destroy Rock & Roll – Mylo
  • Screamadelica – Primal Scream
  • Melody AM – Royksopp
  • It Takes a Thief – Thievery Corporation
  • Rules – The Whitest Boy Alive
  • Two Dancers – Wild Beasts
  • Self Titled – XX
  • Simple Things – Zero 7



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