So anyway. There I was thinking about the different phases or genres of music I enjoyed growing up, how one led to the other and how they formed a little map of my life, when I thought it would be a great wheeze to form a chain of albums to represent these different phases.
Why? Nostalgia, I suppose.
First, you have to decide on your different phases – as many or as few as you like. They could be ‘Thrash, Death, Doom, Nu-Metal, Grime’. Or ‘ZTT, PWL, R&B, TSB’. Mine are:
Post-Punk, Goth, Indie-pop, Baggy, Hip Hop, House/Techno.
What I’ve picked (based on my mood today rather than some kind of definitive best-of) is in the comments below. I’d love for you to have a go, too, but will fully understand if you think it’s a pointless confusing faff.