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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: Sam Amidon – “Maggie” [2020]

One of my favorite musicians of the last two decades, Sam Amidon is releasing his new self-titled album on October 23rd via Nonesuch. If you’re unfamiliar, Amidon spent most of his album output reworking traditional folk songs, kind of giving … 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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Listen: Sam Amidon – “Ghosts” [2017]

Sam Amidon’s The Following Mountain remains one of the most adventurous, genre breaking, exciting records in the “folk sphere” in this decade, maybe of all time? This album is just genius and after listening to a lot more Arthur Russell, among other … 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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Best Of 2017 :: 100 Songs

My favorite 100 songs of 2017 don’t venture too far off from my favorite albums list, but still has a few untouched gems in there that I’d love for you to listen to. A lot of “indie” staples represented here … Continue reading

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Best Of 2017 :: 10 Shows

I haven’t crunched all the numbers yet, but I’m fairly certain that in 2017 I saw the most shows ever in one year… out of anyone who’s ever lived. Joking aside, I truly have not seen more shows in one … Continue reading

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Best Of 2017 :: 50 Albums

Happy to bring you, treasured reader, another batch of 50 albums ranked via the pleasure yielded upon each listen throughout the year of 2017. This is my 8th year of doing these, so I’ve gotten quite good at whittling everything … Continue reading

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2017 So Far :: 40 Songs

Here are forty of my favorite songs from 2017, ten of which are ranked and 30 listed alphabetically. The top 10 all have little descriptors with them similar to my 2017 So Far :: 30 Albums list I posted earlier. … Continue reading

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