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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 100 Songs of 2021

Putting a bow on 2021’s Warm Visions list week with my final big piece: 100 of my favorite songs of the year. Doing this the same as the last few years, where I alphabetize 90 of my favorite songs and rank my top 10. There’s no way I can rank 100 songs. 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: June 2021

Well folks, we’re halfway done with 2021 and let me tell you: June had some true haymakers packed in for the end of the month. Continue reading

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Warm Visions’ Best Albums + Songs of 2021 So Far

It’s not quite at 2021’s halfway point yet, but there has been a good amount of music that’s been so exciting to me that I want to share how things have been shaping up NOW. Continue reading

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Playlist: 100% Humidity – Sweat As A Second Skin

As someone who has lived in humid climates for their entire life, I feel like I can go long on talking about the aesthetic beauties and horrors of humidity. Coming out of the winter and now arcing into warmer temperatures, … Continue reading

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Playlist: Sand Dollar Jukebox – Seafaring Funk

Howdy folks! It’s been a while since I posted a little playlist, but after a groundswell of inspiration thanks to the improving weather, I was stricken with the playlist-making fever. Hopefully many more to come, because this was originally around … 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 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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