Greetings, Glancers! It seems like I’m persisting with this whole Get Rekt/Nightman Scoring malarkey. You’ve likely seen my Get Rekt movie update – if you haven’t, click here. While I’ve already spent, some may say wasted, considerable time working my way through my favourite movies of all time and scoring those with my fair and unbiased system, I haven’t really done the same on the music side of things.
I’ve been examining this recently, and I’ve been considering writing my Favourite Albums Of Every Year Lists too, but I’ve been seriously struggling with those. I tend to absorb movies more easily than I do albums, even though I’ve loved music longer and with more passion. Whenever I try to make these lists for my favourite albums, they’re inevitably populated with the same small handful of artists, which makes it look like I have narrow tastes. Which couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s just that… I find it easier to call a film a favourite when it is flawed than I do with an album. If music is flawed, or not to my tastes, I probably won’t enjoy it. Certainly not enough to be so brazen as to put it in a so-called Favourites list. If a movie is flawed, I can still quite easily admire it for its technical ability and cultural significance, often enough to say it could, just maybe, squeeze, into one of my favourites lists. I’ll still vote for what I love over what I respect though.
So, if I can’t do a solid list of favourite albums by year like I did for films, I can’t really follow the same plan with Get Rekt. What can I do? Alphabetical? Still go year by year knowing that I may only have five albums instead of ten? Ignore favourites and just go Get Rekt on everything I’ve ever heard? That’s an option, and that’s what I’ve been doing with my 2020 series. I think that’s the way to go, that or I simply go artist by artist through my favourite artists. But that may be dull and repetitive, more so than usual around here.
That’s it, really. I didn’t come into this post with a conclusion in mind or a decision formed. And I still don’t. I just came into the post wanting to let you know that I want to, somehow, translate the Get Rekt format over to music, so that people can moan and grump and rage over the arbitrary scores I give albums. I’m not going to stick a list of albums here, like I did with the movie post. Not yet anyway. Instead, at some point in the future I’ll write a new post which I will plan to continually update as and when I write Get Rekt music reviews. So far, I’ve reviewed some of the (apparently) best albums of 2020 (which reminds me that I should probably do something similar for 2022 – fuck 2021, I guess), and I’ve updated some of my Beatles reviews with Get Rekt notes. I could go back and do retro Get Rekt updates for all of the Madonna, Bon Jovi, Roxette, Bryan Adams, David Bowie, and other artists I’ve regularly covered here too. I think I’ll do a mixture of that, and a mixture of my favourite albums. Won’t that me fun? Keeps me off the streets, I guess.