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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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Warm Visions’ Top 50 Albums of 2021

Here’s the big one – 50 of my favorite albums (plus 11 honorable mentions) from this upside-down, majorly cursed year. The vibes were bad, but the music was good. Continue reading

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Recommended Albums: January 2021

Recommended Albums is in its sixth year of operation, which frankly is absurd to me. This started as a way for me to get more involved in my blog as I’d been slacking on it going into 2016. Kind of … Continue reading

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2020 Retrospective – 100 Songs + Listening Stats

Like I said in my Best Albums of 2020 list, I don’t need to be the one to tell you how awful 2020 was. What we have here is my usual 100-song rundown of how my 2020 sounded. I didn’t … Continue reading

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The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s

In what might be the vainest of my vanity projects, I decided to plunder the music of the 1990s, the decade of my birth, to “rank” my favorite albums. Why? It’s not like anything I list here is going to … Continue reading

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Playlist: Ochre Overture – An Autumnal Trance

Last year I made a fall-themed playlist “Mauve Malaise” that leaned heavily into heavy, distorted sounds of shoegaze interspersed with droning, trance-like folk, an attempt to balance the sonic cacophony of deeply-processed guitars and sheets of American Primitive guitar playing, … Continue reading

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Listen: Insides – “Distractions” [1993]

I’ve had this record Euphoria by Insides in my library for the longest time… ok, maybe like three years, and I’m just now really getting into it. And by getting into it, I mean it’s one of the few things I’ve … Continue reading

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