51 for 50 – The Final Countdown

So there we are. 51 albums. 51 calendar years. And my 50th birthday on Saturday. It wasn't the year that any of us were expecting. And as a result of the minor inconvenience of a global pandemic, my options for a venue for celebrating my 50th are somewhat limited. So it's going to happen on … Continue reading 51 for 50 – The Final Countdown

51 for 50 – 2019

A sound system from Glasgow. A singer from Bristol. An opening track that's a cover of a cover. Dancehall. Reggae. Drum and bass.What's not to like? More Fyah is a wonderful little album. And the penultimate one in this collection... https://open.spotify.com/album/4gEwOC20SzNUWXTP7gs8Vx You can see the #51for50 project to date here: https://mmitii.mattballantine.com/category/projects/51-for-50/

51 for 50 – 2018

Dirty Computer, Janelle MonĂ¡e's 2018 album, is an incredible work. Black Rights, Feminism, Coming out. But also science fiction dystopia where we become but computers. The tribute to Prince in the form of Make Me Feel. The feature(ish) length video. I've listened to this album so many times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdH2Sy-BlNE https://open.spotify.com/album/2PjlaxlMunGOUvcRzlTbtE?si=7HKhcIT4SIevSinFku8Ciw You can see the #51for50 … Continue reading 51 for 50 – 2018