This year, while I listened to a lot more music than in the previous years, I didn’t listen to as many albums as I would have when I used to write these posts more regularly. My “listening” attention is being pulled between albums, streaming services, podcasts and why not, reading. Thankfully I can listen to some podcasts while I play the “occasional” game of Two Dots.
Looks like I have settled on a process to discover music that seems to be working. I listen to a couple of podcasts that recommend new music, then I listen to a few songs and albums from there on Spotify, and I let Spotify suggest more. Finally, what I truly want to listen to, gets added to my iTunes library for repeated listens.
There are a handful of albums that made me sit down and listen, sharing in no particular order:
Better Oblivion Community Center
Better Oblivion Community Centre on Spotify
Nilüfer Yanya - Miss Universe
Nilüfer Yanya - Miss Universe on Spotify
Marika Hackman – Any Human Friend
Marika Hackman – Any Human Friend on Spotify
FINNEAS – Blood Harmony
FINNEAS – Blood Harmony on Spotify
No-Man – Love You To Bits
No-Man – Love You To Bits on Spotify
Other notable releases for me, include Big Thief's 2 albums, Angel Olsen's All Mirrors, Clairo's debut (Alewife is another contender for song of the year!) and Sharon Van Etten's Remind Me Tomorrow
Enjoy, and share your music!