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2004 – Tekitoi

March 24th, 2019 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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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2000 – Music

March 15th, 2019 · No Comments · Life

The year 2000 is another one of those years when I wish I had never started doing this because it wasn’t a great year for music. I hoped for more from the new milennium. Yes I know that, strictly, the millennium starts in 2001 but the general feeling is that it started in 2000. And, […]

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1999 – Smooth

March 14th, 2019 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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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1995 – Time Bomb

March 8th, 2019 · No Comments · Music

There were four big things going on for me musically in 1995: British dance music So-called Britpop African music Blasts from the past Otherwise it was all Macarena and Take That. The lasting legacy of the year, for British holidaymakers anyway, was that this was the year somebody decided to take the song Living Next […]

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