I’ve never seen the point in those social media things where people are nominated to post 10 album covers, say nothing about them and then nominate someone else. I’ve always avoided getting involved, but when asked to do a ‘Top 10 Northern Ireland’ thing last week, I thought, ‘Okay, I’ll give it a go – but I’m going to say things about the albums, and post links to music’.
It’s not a ‘Top 10’ as such – it’s more a sort of representative sweep of albums/artists I’ve enjoyed and who I suspected would be missed or ignored by other people doing this Top 10 NI thing – it sometimes feels as if nothing happened in Northern Ireland except Van, a load of punks in 1978-80 and then a few more successful acts from the 90s onwards who incessantly pay homage to those punk acts, and a few others homage-ing Van. By and large, my tastes avoid either of those camps.
Anyway, I’m up to album 8 on my social media posts so far, but because of the prose stuff I’ve been splurging out – and because of a few things that have occurred as a result of those posts – I thought I’d share it all here. I hope some of it is interesting. 🙂