Essential Albums

Junkyard – The Birthday Party

28th March 2017


There are some albums that are you just have to hear, whether it’s for the musicianship, songwriting or just the feeling the album gives you. We’ve asked our staff and tutors for their ‘must listens’.

This one comes from BIMM Bristol Head of Student ServicesPeter Jackson

Junkyard – The Birthday Party

“This is an incredible album that pulls off the trick of broadcasting it’s influences loudly whilst sounding totally original and otherworldly. It’s plays with the forms of Rock and Roll, Jazz and Blues, feeding them into a blender along with some radical production choices. Still breath-taking every time I listen to it. A band at the peak of its powers whilst simultaneously self-destructing. This would be their last studio album.”



Sarah-Louise Burns

After studying Ba(Hons) Photography, Sarah has worked in Social Media Marketing since 2013 - she's now part of the BIMM Social Media Team, and is photographer for the Who, What, Why series.