Category Archives: Music – Top Tens

My Top Twenty Albums of 2020

2020… A year to forget in so many respects. But a year in which the music didn’t die, despite all the restrictions put on it. Quite the opposite in fact – without the solace and inspiration of music all the … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Albums of 2019

I always enjoy compiling this list and it’s been particularly difficult this year to decide what should be No 1. There are four or five records that, at some point, I’ve thought, this is definitely going to be No 1. … Continue reading

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My Top 50 Albums 2000-18

The Guardian recently published a list of the Top 100 albums of the 21st century. It was pretty good, but nothing like what my list would be. So I thought I’d do my own 50. I must stress that this … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Albums of 2018

2018. Another amazing year of music. I probably saw more concerts than ever before. And so many good bands coming through. The return of a few artists whose records I’ve loved in recent years too. I get asked how I … Continue reading

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Music for a Celtic Soul

Celtic soul is a term I use quite a lot when describing some of my favourite music.  I devoted a chapter to it in my book, I Was There – A Musical Journey. It’s music that almost always has a … Continue reading

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Sounds of London

A while back I put together a New York songs playlist. Well, if New York, then why not London too? Two of the great cities – very different and very similar. And one of the similarities is that they are … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Albums of 2017

Another great year of music, but actually quite an easy one in which to pick my top ten. They are just the ones I’ve played most. Just recently I’ve been trying to catch up with albums I’ve missed, either through … Continue reading

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My Top Twenty – Steely Dan Songs

The other day, one of my biggest blog followers (a select bunch!), he who shall be known as DC, requested a Steely Dan top ten. This stemmed from a show we went to last year, at the Half Moon, Putney, … Continue reading

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My Top Ten albums of 2016

A turbulent year politically, what with Brexit, Trump and the continued horrors of Syria. And a sad year in music, when we lost David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen and more. But the music itself – as brilliant as ever. I’ll … Continue reading

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My Top Twenty – Most played songs on iTunes/iPod

I’ve compiled plenty of lists of favourites in the past – top tens, twenties, hundred albums, even a 200 tunes. But do they actually represent what I listen to most? I thought I’d  sort my iTunes by “plays” and see. … Continue reading

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