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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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Listen: Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Thousand Knives” [1978]

Even though I like to think I know a good bit of “classic” Japanese music (I don’t), I’m always slapped across the face with even more classics that I’ve been too ignorant to check out. Case in point: the title … Continue reading

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Listen: Virginia Astley – “Love’s A Lonely Place To Be” [1986]

An old acquaintance of mine recently reached out to tell me about this great record they found in their uncle’s vinyl collection that featured production from none other than the great Ryuichi Sakamoto. This record was Virginia Astley’s 1986 record … Continue reading

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Recommended Albums: November 2018

Sliding right in before YEAR END LIST time comes my favorite releases from November, a cute little crew that had a slight impact on my YEAR END LIST, with Rosalía, Earl Sweatshirt and Kelly Moran all making appearances in my … Continue reading

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Playlist – 【☆sweet dream☆】(●UωU).zZZ : A Quiet Friend

In my final semester of college, I had a free form radio show where I would focus on a specific theme every week, usually depending on my mood. Usually it was mostly a blend of indie rock, but occasionally I … Continue reading

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