You don’t necessarily need to be a grandfather to check your record collection and tot up how many of the 100 Influential albums you’ve managed to amass over the years. In fact, I know people half my age who have a much more comprehensive catalogue than mine.
When I spotted that a Facebook ‘friend’ had completed the exercise and arrived at an impressive 75, I just had to have a go. I carefully scrolled through the 100 and checked the boxes for those I have. My sum total? 33.
A little voice tells me to scurry over to Spotify for a sample of the 67 titles that have passed me by. But it’s the louder voice I pay attention to. It’s telling me that a high proportion of the shortfall will not be worth the effort, and it’s best to let sleeping discs lie.
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If anyone has a copy of The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu, I’d be really interested to learn in which way it was influential. I’d never heard of it before seeing the list.