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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: October 2020

October felt like nothing at all. Despite housing my birthday and a big holiday, nothing much seemed to have happened. Even the weather wasn’t super fall-like. 2020 really does have to do it to us like that I guess. What … 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: North Americans – “Furniture In The Valley” [2020]

North Americans, aka Patrick McDermott, put out one of my favorite overlooked records in 2018 with Going Steady. Simple, meditative guitar music with plenty of floating ambiance, American Primitive flair, and just reliably relaxing and engaging songs. His follow up, Roped In, … Continue reading

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Playlist: Patchouli Sunrise – A Morning Companion

Another time-of-day themed playlist! This has been sitting and waiting to be made for over a year and this quarantine has finally helped me find the inspiration to make it. What with the first day of Spring being yesterday, the … Continue reading

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Playlist: Mauve Malaise – A Fading Desire

Long in the making, it’s not the fall playlist I anticipated, but the one I think we all need right now. The sun sets at 4:30pm, the sky rarely deviates from a hard slate grey, and the cold temperatures give … Continue reading

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Best Of 2018 :: 50 Albums

I wrote a lot in this post, so I’m gonna keep the intro brief. Thought music as a whole was pretty dang good this year. My top 20 records feel especially water tight. A good amount of pop-leaning stuff in … Continue reading

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Best Of 2018 :: 100 Songs

Happened to be sleeping for all of 2018 due to a 2017-induced coma? Take a sabbatical from modern life due to the avalanche of hellfire raining down upon us on a daily basis? Miss literally all of the music from … Continue reading

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Recommended Albums: September 2018

Ava Luna – Moon 2 [Western Vinyl] Putting an impossibly complicated formula into a graphing calculator, exploding the screen and watching numbers big and small fly across the room and form new shapes in the air. Christine & The Queens … Continue reading

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