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16, 2016, albums of the year, angel olsen, best of, brian eno, david bowie, essex, goat, leonard cohen, nap eyes, nick cave, record shop, record shops, records, shop, south, southend, tortoise, ultimate painting, vinyl, whitney -

It's come around again, the time to insist you pay attention to our taste in music.  2016 has been both a great and terrible year for music - tons of brilliant new albums (as you'll see below) and lots and lots of death.  This year we lost David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones, Colonel Abrams, David Mancuso, Pete Burns, Bobbie Vee, Prince Buster, Alan Vega, Bernie Worrell, Guy Clark, Merle Haggard, Phife Dawg, Keith Emerson, George Martin, and loads (LOADS) more.  With all that death there needed to be some good stuff to take our mind off it, and...

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1947, 2016, David Bowie, Essex, record shop, record shops, rip, shop, South, Southend, tribute -

I still remember very clearly seeing David Bowie do Starman with the Spiders From Mars on Top Of The Pops 2 in the mid-90s.  I was watching with my dad, like millions did when it was first broadcast, he didn't squirm of make any remarks about the interaction between Bowie and Ronson though, I think he noticed I was transfixed.  That was the moment it all changed. Before then I was always in to music, at that stage I was a huge fan of The Clash (still am), but was very narrow in my tastes.  Seeing Bowie on TOTP2 opened...

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