Top Albums of 2023

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It is that time of year, and whilst it has been a  good 12 months of music, if not a vintage crop, for some reason 2023’s ‘Top Ten’ has been a bit of a challenge to decide upon. I have had to really ‘listen’ to the music to ‘hear’ it all properly, unlike some years where individual albums instantly hit …

British Synthpop Revolution

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I asked ChatGPT this: Q: Write 2000+ words on synthpop music from the UK in the 1980s, with key reviews and references  This was the result. Title: Synthpop Revolution: The Emergence of a British Musical Phenomenon in the 1980s Introduction The 1980s witnessed a revolutionary shift in the music industry, particularly in the United Kingdom. The emergence of synthpop, an electronic …