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Recommended Albums: September 2022

It’s much delayed, but I gotta hand it to September 2022. Some damn fine music arrived and solidly inserted itself into my Best Albums of 2022. By this point you’re probably already neck-deep in October jams, so here’s a rosy … Continue reading

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2021 Retrospective – 100 Discoveries, Obsessions and Moments + Listening Stats

Since 2014, I’ve tried to keep track of songs that have impacted or defined my year (see all those posts tagged in the “Retrospective” section). The songs that I pull into this playlist are usually favorite discoveries of mine that blow my mind (and embarrass me occasionally, as in “why didn’t I listen to this sooner?” Lots of that in this post here), obsessions that I sink into like quicksand (usually new songs that come out that year) or more rarely, soundtracks to true moments that I’ll forever associate with said song. Continue reading

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Recommended Albums: August 2021

Well – this took a lot longer to get up than I would have liked. September is nearly over at this point, so let’s just wrap up August quickly.

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Playlist: Heist On The Highway – High-Stakes Soul

The playlists just keep coming. I accumulated a good amount of funky jazz + adjacent jams and thought to string them together into a cinematic thriller; reminding me of fictional spy movies from the 50s and 60s, full of music … Continue reading

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2010s Retrospective: 10 Years of Discoveries, Obsessions and True Moments

Well folks, welcome to my most indulgent, most confessional, most self-referential and truly most vain post on the blog. This is probably playing it up, but I’ve written a lot about myself on here. The dang header image is literally … Continue reading

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The 100 Best Songs of 2020

I’m not sure if it’s just me, but it seemed like the concept of “favorite songs” went out the window in 2020. Maybe it’s because I usually listen to albums at home and playlists on the move, so there wasn’t … Continue reading

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The 50 Best Albums of 2020

Well folks, I am not going to be the one to tell you about how “crazy this year was and how we hope you and your family are safe during these unprecedented times”. That’s Arby’s or Chase Bank’s job. My … Continue reading

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Recommended Albums: November 2020

November 2020 yielded some really lovely albums that helped soothe the anxieties that have been accumulating throughout this year. Ana Roxanne, Domenique Dumont, Faten Kanaan, Jesse Kivel, WL all kept me polished and smooth, porous and formless. Luis Pestana fed … Continue reading

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Listen: Badge Époque Ensemble – “Unity (It’s Up To You) (feat. James Baley)” [2020]

A little late on sharing this one, but my favs Badge Époque Ensemble are back with a new single from their upcoming album Self Help, alongside a beautiful claymation video. The song, “Unity (It’s Up To You)” features a returning … Continue reading

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Listen: Badge Époque Ensemble – “Sing A Silent Gospel” [2020]

One of my favorite, if not THE favorite discovery of 2019 for me, Badge Époque Ensemble, are releasing their sophomore album on November 20, Self Help, via Telephone Explosion Records. I saw the group open for U.S. Girls at Union … Continue reading

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