D. Allie here. In my last blog (Oksana did get here film funded so thank you if you donated) I touched on the fact that I have spent this last month doing some soul searching. In my month of soul searching one of the things that has really bothered me in life is my lack of musical knowledge. As far back as I can remember I was listening to Hip Hop. I never took the time to study all the genres that compose Hip Hop with it being a sample based art. Hell… I don’t even know if I’ve gotten into Hip Hop extensively since I’ve always played a speaking role in it as far back as I remember (started writing rhymes at 7). Therefore, I have decided to change this and here’s how.
I want to listen to an album everyday next year (That’s 365 albums – I know it’s a leap year but maybe I’ll spend that day in silence. lol). For the task I will rock spotify and most likely subscribe to their premium service so I can listen wherever I go. After I listen I will write a personal review on each album. As I’m hoping many of these albums will be older albums there is no need to do a general review. I’ll discuss what I thought overall, how it affected me, and so on and so on. How will I pick which albums to listen to? That’s where you guys come in.
If you would be so kind as to list 5-10 albums that affected your life it would be much appreciated. I’m not talking about that flavor of the month. I’m talking about that album you put on when you’re feeling grey. I’m talking about that album you put on when you’re feeling great. I’m talking about that album you play to put you in whatever mood you want to be in. I’m talking about your personal timeless collection. They can be Hip Hop but I’d prefer as many genres as possible. If you have more time tell me a bit about yourself. If you have more time tell me a bit about these albums. I feel you can learn a lot about a person through their musical tastes so I would also like to take this opportunity to learn about you. Perhaps somebody would even like to take this excursion with me. Whether it be half of the journey, or even a week I’m sure it will be a good time. You can either leave this list in the comments or contact me at d (at) progressreportmusic (dot) com. As always thank you for taking the time to read what I have to say and thank you in advance for sharing your musical knowledge with me.