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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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Revisiting 2011

Before 2021 ends, I wanted to put up a shout out to something that’s intrinsically tethered to the year: 2011. Many things about 2011 don’t feel like they’re ten years old, but here we are. Ten years ago, this blog … 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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The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

It’s been a minute, but I’m back with more Best of the Decade content. This time it’s breaking down my 200 favorite songs of the decade, which was obviously no easy task. In my opinion, picking 200 albums was so … 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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10 Best Songs: Animal Collective

2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of Animal Collective’s breakout album Merriweather Post Pavilion, the record that got me into the band, as well as acted as the cement shoes that pulled me down into the nefarious depths of indie rock. Although … Continue reading

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2000s (2018 Version)

With the end of the 10s rapidly approaching and with it, an inevitable decade-recapping list, I felt a deep inspiration to look back at my previous effort to summarize a decade’s musical output. I made a list of The 100 … Continue reading

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 00s (re-post)

Originally posted Feb. 13, 2011. Editor’s Note: This list was condensed into one post (it was originally 5 different posts leading up to #20 – #1 – how annoying!) and reformatted a bit on 9/20/2018. I’m thinking about revisiting this list, … Continue reading

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Playlist – Essential Oil Dimension: An Olfactory Fantasy

ESSENTIAL OIL DIMENSION: AN OLFACTORY FANTASY is a playlist based on a thought that came to me after seeing the band Destroyer. I couldn’t believe how tight the band was despite playing in these weird, spaced out grooves. The singer … Continue reading

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Top 100 Songs of 2015

Here are 100 of my favorite songs of 2015. When I was first making this list I wanted to narrow it down to 50, which was a difficult task – music was abnormally good this year. I then realized that I hate … Continue reading

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