Employed to Serve’s Justine Jones: 5 Surprising Albums I Love

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Hailing from the U.K., post-hardcore up-and-comers Employed to Serve announced their arrival onto the international scene with their breakthrough third album, Eternal Forward Motion, released last year. Packed with blistering mosh-starters, such as the standout single “Force Fed,” the LP is crushing, outraged and infectious. Yet, as heavy as the band’s music is, singer Justine Jones listens to way more than just metal and hardcore. With that in mind, we asked her to share some of the albums she loves that might surprise fans of Employed to Serve. She had some great picks.

1. Jeff Buckley – Grace

This is one of my top albums of all time. The songwriting is beautiful throughout, and it was one of the first albums I got into that had guitars on it. Favorite song: “Mojo Pin.”

2. Justin Timberlake – Justified

My first crush and my favorite pop album. Pretty much the entire album was single-worthy and I think it’s timeless. Favorite song: “Señorita.”

3. Q-tip – Amplified

My most listened-to hip-hop album, this is my go-to when I’m feeling stressed. I adore the drum production on this album! Favorite song: “Higher.”

4. Bonobo – The Northern Borders

Ninja Tune Records is one of my go-to’s for the more electronic/world-influenced artists. I’m quite late to get into [Bonobo’s] work, but most of his discography is stunning and I listen to his albums to help me sleep when I’m away from home. Favorite song: “Heaven for the Sinner.”

5. Little Dragon – Little Dragon

I’ve been into this band for a fair few years now, but they’re constantly on my listening rotation. They’re mainly electronic, but have hints of R&B and soul melded in. My favorite track is: “Constant Surprises.”