In 1981, NME together with Rough Trade released the compilation C-81in 1986 a C-86and if you look around you'll find a bunch of 'C-whatever-years' containing tracks released within the respective 365-day period.

Piggybacking on this long thread, the seminal Cherry Red Records decided in 2022 to launch another such compilation onto the market, in this case a triple album named directly and simply as C-91.



There are a total of 59 songs by bands from the United Kingdom (in the USA there was grunge, perhaps there was a Yankee 'C' at the time) that embrace Madchester, shoegaze, etc., bypassing some of the artists who became famous in that wonderfully musical year (My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub…) but rescuing some great sounds, like Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Moose.



Among so many songs, there are obviously a lot of pastiches and really bad tracks, but in a panoramic view and listening without expectations (such and such bands were left out blah blah blah) the whole work is absolutely amazing. Yesterday I put the three albums to play in random mode and it was wonderful, so I recommend you do the same.

'Ah, but on spotifalho the playlist is incomplete and…'. Now, now, leave that part alone.

I suggest you point the mouse at the numbers and count on me: 1, 2, 3 and ready. Bon voyage!


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