week ending in April 3rd

  • "Rock and Roll All Nite" - Kiss
  • "Back in Black" - AC/DC
  • "High Voltage" - AC/DC
  • "Highway to Hell" - AC/DC
  • "Lick it Up" - Kiss
  • "It's A Long Way to the Top" - AC/DC
  • "Pour Some Sugar On Me" - Def Leppard

Okay so I've figured out that hard rock music makes it easier to work, in a similar way to Hyperpop, so that's what I've been listening to lately. "Rock and Roll All Nite" was my favorite song when I was like ten years old, and it is experiencing a weird resurgence.

week ending in March 28th

  • "Come Sail Away" - Styx
  • "Swingtown" - Steve Miller Band
  • "Jungle Love" - Steve Miller Band
  • "Strange Magic" - Electric Light Orchestra
  • "Enter Sandman" Metallica
  • "Battery" - Metallica
  • "Unlock It" - Charli XCX

Wow I listened to a lot of classic rock this week. I guess I was whipped into a nostaligic fervor that couldn't be stopped.

week ending in March 20th

  • "The Celts" - Enya
  • "Kyoto" - Phoebe Bridgers
  • "Nocturnes Op. 9 No. 2 in E-flat major" - Frederic Chopin
  • "After the Gold Rush" - Neil Young
  • "Pinch Me" - Barenaked Ladies
  • "Burning Hearts" - My Favorite
  • "Walk in the Park" - Beach House

I listened to "The Celts" by Enya this week because it was St. Patrick's Day, and that kind of got me started on a bit of a kick with that song. As you can see, I found some time to indulge in some dream pop with Beach House and My Favorite.

week ending in March 13th

  • "Reflections in Suspension" - Steve Roach
  • "Handsome Wife" - Pillow Queens
  • "Nocturnes Op. 37 No. 2 in G major" - Frederic Chopin
  • The Complete Goldberg Variations - Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Glenn Gould
  • "Top of the World" - The Carpenters
  • "Entr'acte"- Caroline Shaw
  • "Valencia" - Caroline Shaw

I think this is the first week that was mostly dominated by classical music. I listened to the Goldberg Variations because David Bentley Hart, in the book I also finished this week, described Bach as the "greatest Christian theologian," and used the Goldberg Variations as his prime example.

week ending in March 6th

  • "Holy Show" - Pillow Queens
  • "Liffey" - Pillow Queens
  • "Strayed Ocean" - DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ
  • "Alrighty Then" - DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ
  • "Bipp" - SOPHIE
  • "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" - The Byrds
  • "Backseat" - Charli XCX
  • "Femmebot" - Charli XCX

This week didn't go as planned becuase I discovered Pillow Queens, and they are absolutely fantastic. I did also get a chance to listen to Hearts of Space this week, which isn't mentioned above, and that was fun. I should probably listen to that more often. As you can see, my regular listening is still dominated by DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ. Charmed is just too good!

week ending in February 27th

  • "Ubi Caritas" - Morten Lauridsen
  • "Regarde Du Pere from Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jesus - Olivier Messiaen
  • "Heaven" - Black Dresses
  • "Not Your Fault" - DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ
  • "Heatwave" - Julien Baker
  • "Boring Angel" - Oneohtrix Point Never
  • "Crying Wolf" - Julien Baker
  • "Never Let You Go" - Third Eye Blind

I think this is the first week that I did intentional "Lenten" listening, and it was very convenient that Julien Baker released an album. I'll probably delve more into Gregorian Chant next week, and I expect to see a bit more Oneohtrix Point Never as well.

week ending in February 20th

  • "All My Friends" - LCD Soundystem
  • "Let's Get Lost" - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • "Rebellion (Lies)" - Arcade Fire"
  • "Afternoon Delight" - Starland Vocal Band
  • "Kokomo" - Beach Boys
  • "Charmed" - DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ
  • "Pagan Poetry" - Bjork
  • "Someone Great" - LCD Soundystem

I had a bit of a nostalgic week this week, and I didn't have a ton of time to listen to new music. Hence, I listened to Sound of Silver by LCD Soundystem and hovered around the great songs. I also listened to "Afternoon Delight" a weird amount this week because I rediscovered how atrociously delicious it is.

I know that a lot of people blame our current modern predicimaent on the 1980s, and I think that's entirely fair. However, people tend to blame the combined neoliberal assault from Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, when in actuality, I think all of our problems source back to the fact that the Beach Boys thought it was okay to release a song with the line "Key Largo, Montego BAYbee why don't we go" as a lyric. It's Kokomo all the way down, folks.

week ending in February 13th

  • "New Year's Resolution" - DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ
  • "How Do You Know?" - DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ
  • "Forever" - DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ
  • "My Baby, I Become Unhinged" - DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ
  • "it's just a burning memory" - The Caretaker
  • "Will You Die for Me?" - Natural Snow Buildings
  • "Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken" - Camera Obscura
  • "Jacqueline" - The Durruti Column

Clearly, this week was dominated by DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ. I literally cannot get enough of her album Charmed. We'll see if that changes next week. At this point, I doubt it.