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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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1995 – Time Bomb

March 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1995 – Time Bomb · 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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1994 – Adouma

March 6th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1994 – Adouma · Music

1994 was when ‘britpop’ really started kicking off. Blur released the Parklife album and a few singles from it, Oasis released their debut album, Definitely Maybe, along with a few singles from that, Suede released Dog Man Star and Pulp started getting some attention with His n Hers. Echobelly had their debut album, while other […]

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1993 – Mr. Loverman

March 5th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1993 – Mr. Loverman · Music

I can’t say that 1993 can compete with 1991 and 1992 when it comes to music as a whole, but it does stand out for me as a vintage year for reggae, specifically Jamaican dancehall. One of the best CDs I bought in that year was called Reggae 93 and it is right up there […]

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1992 – Covered

March 4th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1992 – Covered · Music

Having enthused about what a good year for music 1991 was, I now have to admit that 1992 was equally good. You wait ages for a vintage year and then two come along at once!

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1991 – Gett Off

March 3rd, 2019 · Comments Off on 1991 – Gett Off · Music

Imagine for a moment that it was not an established (by me) fact that 1979 was the answer, and you were trying to decide what was the best year for popular music and 1991 would surely be one of the top contenders, even if a large part of the year saw Bryan Adams hogging the […]

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1990 – Pendant Que Les Champs Brûlent

March 3rd, 2019 · Comments Off on 1990 – Pendant Que Les Champs Brûlent · Music

Honestly, I am not trying to be wilfully obscure by having two years in a row where my track of the year is a foreign language song that never troubled the UK charts or consciousness. This is all about the songs that soundtracked my life, and my life involved a lot of dabbling in European […]

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1989 – Sidi h’bibi

February 27th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1989 – Sidi h’bibi · Music

At last – the end of the 80’s and music was starting to pick up quite a bit. There were some great singles, especially dance tunes, and some equally great albums, although my track of the year is perhaps not an obvious one.

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