I'd have been 17 in 1996, so a few of you may not have been born. This meant I listened to such great stuff as:
1. Orbital - Lots. Because I fancied a girl who liked them.
2. Manics - A fair bit. Because I felt left out for not doing so. I even bought some blue paint to match the cover of 'Everything must go' and painted my room to match it. Cool eh?
3. Underworld - Started to get into them around this time due to 'Born Slippy' but fell for 'Pearl's girl' more the moment I heard it. And an obsession began.
4. Intastella - Grandmaster single. I must have spun this about 30 times a day. This is almost factual. Can't even remember what it sounds like right now though off the top of my head?
5. Boo Radleys - Saw them support the Manics at the Royal Albert Hall around this time and it was proper awesome. 'C'mon kids' is still one of my top 10 records of all time.
6. Scheer. On repeat. For about a year. I even wrote to the band and BEGGED them to release the recordings of what would have been their second LP. The fact they did is possibly my fault.
7. Various free CDs and tapes on magazines. That really good Q one must have come out in January I think:
The Cathy Dennis Sega Power tapes also came out around this time.
I guess I would also have been obsessed with Sheryl Crow's 'Strong enough' 45, Sneaker Pimps' debut and a whole heap of vaguely terrible B-sides by Dubstar.
This should make some of you fuckers feel REALLY old too: