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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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2013 Retrospective

After many, many months, I’ve finally wrapped up my Retrospective series for the 2010s. By Retrospective, I mean collecting 100 songs that essential were the soundtrack to the year as it happened to me. Songs that I listen to and … Continue reading

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2011 Retrospective

Cruising along through the missing pieces of my 2010s musical experience (previously, the 2010 Retrospective) and going into a very pivotal year that was 2011. To make any reader feel baby, old or just right: in 2011 I graduated high … Continue reading

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2010 Retrospective

If you’re familiar with this blog, you’ll know (or recollect) that starting in 2014, I’ve posted “Retrospectives” at the end of every year wrapping up all the music that made the year memorable or special in chronological order. Knowing me, … Continue reading

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The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s

To celebrate 10 years of Warm Visions / Combo Breaker Kid, I’ve compiled my 200 favorite albums of the 2010s. Not only that, but I’ve concocted “Warm Visions” descriptions and wrote blurbs about each record. I’m sure you can infer … Continue reading

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Recommended Albums: January 2019

Very late on this, but hey! Lots of things to get through already if you can believe it. Some big, established indie names on here (Sharon Van Etten, Deerhunter), but also some real cool weirdos like Original Past Life and … Continue reading

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Best Of 2016 :: 100 Songs

There were a few enjoyable songs from 2016. Here are 100 of them. There are more (approx. 137 and counting) on a Spotify playlist, but these 100 are my favorites. You can check out the Spotify playlist HERE. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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2016 So Far :: 40 Songs

This is a list of 40 songs I enjoyed from 2016 so far, 10 of which are “ranked.” These are all incredible tentative decisions. These 10 songs were arranged at 2am on a weeknight. These are definitely songs that I really like … Continue reading

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CBK 40 Favorite Tracks of 2013

This is a more informal version of my usual favorite tracks list, since I feel like ranking individual tracks as just one person is a little too impersonal and lacking common sense. Especially if there were 100 tracks, or 102 … Continue reading

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CBK Top 50 Albums of 2013

2013 has been an absolute monster year for music: countless reunions, comebacks, surprises, a few letdowns, band beefs, new bands, and great music overall. The top albums I have this year aren’t real surprises to anyone who knows me. I’m … Continue reading

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