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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.