Ever since I got online in the late 90s, I – like so many others – have posted end-of-year top 10s of my favourite records released that year. These have usually been posted to mailing lists and social media sites, so tend to get lost in the archives or scrolled away into oblivion. One of the things I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time now is collect them together in one place for posterity – well, I spent long enough writing them, the least you lot can do is read them 😉 .
Once I moved to WordPress, it occurred to me (in part thanks to High Fidelity, which is surely largely to blame for the arms-race-style proliferation of top 10 lists of all kinds, but especially music-related ones) that I could extend the idea and produce top 10 lists for every year since my incept date – right back to 1972, the Golden Age (arguably, of course) of progressive rock.
This may take a while, and will likely be a work in progress for some time to come, but when I’ve collated these lists, this is where you’ll find them. I’m going to start with the ones I’ve already put online (1997 to the present day), then go right back to the start and begin anew. Expect semi-articulate ravings about music of all types 🙂 .