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2006 – Diablo Rojo

April 7th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2006 – Diablo Rojo · Music

Some time last year I decided to put together a playlist with one song from each year of my life. Some time later I decided to write about it here. I expected that I would be writing about the tracks themselves, what I liked about them, why I picked them and so on. What has […]

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2005 – Start Wearing Purple

April 7th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2005 – Start Wearing Purple · Music

In 2005 we got to hear the Kaiser Chiefs’ album, Employment, that was eagerly anticipated after a couple of big singles in 2004. The anticipation was displaced to Arctic Monkeys who released I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor but made us wait until 2006 for an album. Meanwhile Franz Ferdinand were already on […]

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2004 – Tekitoi

March 24th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2004 – Tekitoi · Music

Yes I am looking to ‘world music’ for this year’s entry on the playlist. Not that I bought a lot of it this year. All I can think of is Angelique Kidjo’s Oyaya! album and Rachid Taha’s Tekitoi album. The Kidjo album was continuing her homage to Latin music. I really prefer her more African […]

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2003 – Milkshake

March 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on 2003 – Milkshake · Music

Music has always been an important part of my life. Its a source of entertainment but also emotional support, distraction, inspiration and excitement. I had wondered whether, when I turned 40 towards the end of 2002, I would continue to get enthused about new music or just retreat into the old favourites and leave modern […]

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2002 – Let’s Push Things Forward

March 22nd, 2019 · Comments Off on 2002 – Let’s Push Things Forward · Music

I think that 2002 was a good year for music. Looking at the albums I bought I can see they are split between ones I got from the market stall in Lower Marsh and ones I would have had to go up to Tower Records for. Or possibly I was getting some from the Internet […]

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2001 – Me Gustas Tu

March 17th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2001 – Me Gustas Tu · Life, Music

After the false start of 2000 the decade started to perk up a bit in 2001, which is when the pedants would insist that the decade started anyway. It perked up musically and it perked up personally as well.

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1999 – Smooth

March 14th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1999 – Smooth · Music

I really liked listening to Santana when I was at school. I only had the Caravanserai album myself, but other people there had other albums and it was all good stuff. I really lost touch with his music after Moonflower. Nothing seemed to get any publicity and so I never noticed it. I was happy […]

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1998 – Gimme Some More

March 11th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1998 – Gimme Some More · Music

This was the year I really clicked with Busta Rhymes. I got the Turn It Up remix single and was totally smitten by the Knight Rider bassline in it. On the back of that I bought his Extinction Level Event album and although it was a bit frustrating with so many short tracks I found […]

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1997 – Brimful of Asha

March 10th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1997 – Brimful of Asha · Music

There were quite a few good songs in 1997, and a few that bring back specific memories. Brimful of Asha by Cornershop  falls into both camps. At this time I was going to a few clubs with my wife and her sisters. We all lived and/or worked in London so had plenty of choice. Sometimes […]

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1996 – Firestarter

March 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1996 – Firestarter · Music

For somebody who had a serious music-buying habit until fairly recently, I don’t have a lot of stuff from 1996. Maybe I was snapping up bargains in back catalogue, maybe it was a weak year for music.

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