January 1st 2018

Hello.

I’m Simon, but you can call me “FatMancunian”, or “Si”, whatever you want really!

I’m 41 and I like listening to music and making radio shows that no-one listens to.

At the end of 2017 I sat down, as most of us did, and thought about the year just passed.

I also, as most of us will have done, wrote down some resolutions. Some of the things I wish I’d done more of of differently and the one thing that jumped out at me was the fact that I couldn’t name more than 10 albums I liked from the past year.

(My fiancee noted that a lot more problems with my 2017 had jumped out at her but that’s a different matter)

So I decided to embark upon a little project to enhance my appreciation of new music. I would try to listen to as many albums as I could this year and make a journal of what I heard. Hopefully then, I could reach January 1st 2019 without writing the same thing down in my diary.

This is really a record for me. A space to further explore what I have listened to and what I think of it. If you come across it, I hope you enjoy what you read and feel free to share your thoughts about what a pointless exercise it all is, how much of a knobhead I sound like and how much you couldn’t care less about what I think!

To track what is released each week I’ll be using albumoftheyear.org and listening to it on Spotify where I’ll also be making playlists, which I’ll share here.

Here we go then!

FatMancunian

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