Music is a big part of my life (especially now that I'm commuting and getting more use out of my Spotify subscription), so once again it's time to appreciate my favourite tracks recently. This edition of On Repeat is a little more upbeat than my regular offerings, as I've been listening to music to give me motivation and get me ready for the day.
I don't remember exactly when I decided that I desperately needed a record player in my life, but I'm that sort of person that once I get an idea in my head - no matter how absurd - I have to pursue it. My mum must have liked the idea just as much as me, because on my 26th birthday she gave me a lovely Denver VPL-120 record player in the light blue colour.
This month I haven't been listening to many new releases (apart from one by Radiohead, which we'll talk about in a minute). Instead, I've been going backwards, going through all my favourite alternative albums from the nineties and noughties. I've been writing a lot this month, and this is the type of music that really helps me concentrate.
I watch a lot of YouTube videos. No, really - it's kind of a problem. Anyway, one of the many people I watch on a regular basis is comedian and music producer Christopher Bingham (who you can check out here and here), so when he reached out and asked if I wanted to listen to his new album 'MMCCXV', I obviously said yes.