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2018 – Get Your Shirt

July 9th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

As far as music was concerned 2018 was many things: it was even better than 2017, it was a year for female artists and it was a year for comebacks.

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All Killer – Juju (1981)

July 6th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

Juju by Siouxsie & the Banshees is one of the few albums that I can remember buying on the day of release. I can even remember where I bought it – the WH Smiths at London Bridge station on the way home from work. To be fair though, I only realised afterwards that it was […]

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2017 – Miami

July 5th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

When I decided to write about one track from every year of my life I don’t think I realised how bloody old I am – it turned out to be a bit of an epic chore, but the end is in sight now. By that I mean that I am nearly caught up, not that […]

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2016 – Hardwired

July 4th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

It continues to pleasantly surprise me how as we get further from the golden age of the 70’s and I continue to get more decrepit, there seems to be more new music I like rather than less. Admittedly, little of what is in the singles charts does much for me, but long-established artists continued to […]

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2015 – Uptown Funk

July 2nd, 2019 · No Comments · Music

When I first decided to put together a playlist with one track from each year I have been around I expected that I would agonise over what to include in the years of the late 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and struggle to find anything new in the 21st Century, having lost touch a bit with […]

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Glastonbury 2019

July 1st, 2019 · No Comments · Life, Music

I did not go to Glastonbury this year. No surprise there; I have never been to Glastonbury and probably never will. I did see a bit of it on the TV and the iPlayer and what I saw looked pretty good to me, as it usually does. So why have I never been and why […]

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2014 – Little Monster

July 1st, 2019 · No Comments · Music

Another year where I enjoyed the new music. Admitttedly most of the new music I was listening to and enjoying was from artists that had been going for quite a while, or even a long while.

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2013 – Mystery Man

June 13th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

At some point in the 2000’s I just stopped buying CDs. This is a big deal for me, having over-spent on music for as long as I can remember. The thing is, all my existing CDs are only played through the computer, having been ripped ages ago. New music I just stream. I pay the […]

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2012 – Spitfire

June 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2012 – Spitfire · Music

This was the year I turned 50, when I might have been expected to retreat into listening to back catalogue and leave new music to the youngsters. I would have been happy to do that, but instead there was some excellent new music coming out that was right up my street, although a lot of […]

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2011 – Let England Shake

June 7th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2011 – Let England Shake · Music

While the singles charts continued to be full of songs by “x featuring y”, where x=someone I haven’t heard of and y=someone I have vaguely heard of, there were some interesting albums this year. It was especially good for albums by the sons of other musicians, with albums by Ian Dury’s son Baxter, Neil Finn’s […]

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