EOTY 2017 · Music

My 50 Favorite Albums of 2017

Some extemporaneous thoughts: I’ve noticed while making this list–an annual tradition at this point and, more particularly, a way for me to reflect on the preceding 12 months–that I’ve become more averse to the whole idea of it. I’ve found more enjoyment in making my monthly mixes, posting them on Spotify for friends, and generally… Continue reading My 50 Favorite Albums of 2017

Music · Quotes

“Any thinking about the forms of meaning must grapple with music . . . 

It is fair to say that our insights into the nature of music, . . . of the ways in which music comes to “possess” and affect our psyche, have not progressed decisively beyond Plato . . . Music [is] the elect companion of identity, the homecoming to that inside oneself which time has in… Continue reading “Any thinking about the forms of meaning must grapple with music . . . 

EOTY 2016 · Music

Favorite Albums of 2016 (So Far)

Monthly Mixes: January February March May June/July A Roughly Ordered List of Preference: 50. Kweku Collins – Nat Love 49. The Range – Potential 48. Camp Cope – Camp Cope 47. Japanese Breakfast – Psychopomp 46. New Madrid – magnetkingmagnetqueen 45. William Tyler – Modern Country 44. Big Thief – Masterpiece 43. Parker Millsap – The Very Last Day 42. Four Tet – Randoms… Continue reading Favorite Albums of 2016 (So Far)