Does anyone else find it happening that they go through end of year lists and think "Wow, I've missed out on so many good albums, I must listen to all these", download them and then listen to them commuting in and out of work, and then find you can't really can't get in to them because travelling to work at this time of year is generally fucking horrendous.
I download and listen to new albums all the time but there are too many of them and I don't don't properly get to grips with them so they get forgotten when the next new ones arrive. Then, when I do have a time I go and listen to some classic rock that I've been listening to since I was a teenager.
Yeah, there is so much music that's easily available now,.... or even what I have at home that it's hard to really listen & absorb albums like I did when I only had a handful of records & cassettes. First world problems eh....
Yeah, there is some much music available now, or even what I have at home that it's hard to really listen & absorb albums like I did when I only had a handful of records & cassettes. First world problems eh....
The great "democraticization" of listening and the removal of non-centralized gatekeepers (local music press/local charts/ local anything) has meant you either trust your streaming service algorithm/whoever is paying them to put songs on their playlists, or you're on your own.
Cate Le Bon's Reward is probably my favourite of the year. After @hermie recommending Mug Museum as a good starting point for her, her most recent one I kept on going back to. picked up the physical album last month.
posted about it on worth a listen thread but Uzun Havalar by Anadol is a gem.
The stuff I liked most from this year, in no particular order was:
Laura Stevenson: The Big Freeze Album
Pup: Morbid Stuff
The new American Football album
The new Chemical Brothers album
Gum Takes Tooth (must listen to that again)
Girl Band: The Talkies
The new Bats album
Ezra Furman: 12 Nudes
Julia Jacklin: Crushing
The new Sleater-Kinney