I managed to not publish anything to this blog in 2017. That's an odd achievement that I'm not proud of. The truth is that within the past 12 months I've written literally thousands upon thousands of words that I didn't publish. There are many reasons, but primarily, I lost faith in the idea that my writing was really reaching out to anyone. Why publish something effectively no-one will read? In today's dissolving world, what use are my words? They're buried in noise, subsumed in an endless sea of arbitrary distractions. Okay, so that's not really a great way to start of a post about my favourite music from 2017. But a little context goes a long way, and on that front it's worth mentioning that in 2017, podcasts have squeezed music out of my everyday life. And I was catching up on a lot of music from 2016 (ATCQ, RTJ, De La, etc.) For those reasons, and others, I've opted to keep this list to six albums I enjoyed this year. No rankings - although Oxbow would take the top spot for sure. So join me, won't you?
So, it's the end of 2014. Boy, what a nothing year that was for me. Oh well, onward and downward I suppose. It wasn't all bad, there was a ton of cool music to enjoy, so that's something. I took a while working on this list, and there were a couple of late entries. There are a few … Continue reading Best of 2014: Top Ten Albums
Okay, I know it's only mid-October, but it's been a fairly cool year for music thus far, so I'm going to try and get a head start on a top five/ten albums list for the end of the year. I haven't done one in a while, and I really don't buy as much new music as I … Continue reading Album of the Year 2014 Longlist
Yes, what am I listening to, I hear nobody asking me? Well, nobody, let me tell you, even though you're turning away and trying to ignore me. Hey, don't walk away from me, I'm talking! Get back here! Okay, so I'm on a bit of a feminine kick at the moment. Which is to say I'm listening … Continue reading What Am I Listening To?