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5 Albums I Can't Live Without

5 Albums I Can’t Live Without: Richard Patrick of Filter/Nine Inch Nails

(Credit: Chapman Baehler)

Name  Richard Patrick

Best known for  Filter, Nine Inch Nails original guitarist.

Current city  Los Angeles

Really want to be  Where I am right now.

Excited about  My new album The Algorithm (August 25) and the upcoming Freaks on Parade Tour with Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, and Ministry.

My current music collection has a lot of  EDM and trap metal.

And a little bit of  Heavy metal.

Preferred format  Streaming because of its convenience, CDs for sound, and vinyl so I can dig the artwork.

5 Albums I Can’t Live Without:


The Unforgettable Fire, U2

This album made me realize music could be original, unique, elegant, authentic, and political.


London Calling, The Clash

I love this album because of its message. I love punk rock – Joe Strummer and Mick Jones.


The Land of Rape and Honey, Ministry

This record changed my life when I first heard it. I was unaware that you could be so brutal and electronic at the same time.


VIVIsectVI, Skinny Puppy

I love its message – and because it is so abstract. They definitely do not color within the lines. Skinny Puppy does not paint by numbers.


The Wall, Pink Floyd

I love the concept of the entire album, and David Gilmore’s guitar playing is so magnificent and tasteful.