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Best of 2020

While it was a tough year, there were still some good things… here’s the annual listing.

Recorded music I enjoyed most in 2020:

  • Waxahatchee – St Cloud
  • Haim – Women in Music Pt. III
  • Stephen Malkmus – Traditional Techniques
  • Laura Marling – Songs for our Daughter
  • Deftones – Ohms
  • Jeff Parker – Suite for Max Brown
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Reunions
  • Erik Hall – Music for 18 Musicians
  • Andy Shauf – The Neon Skyline
  • Coriky – S/T

And a few older ones!

  • Gene Clark – No Other (1974)
  • Moondog – The Viking of Sixth Avenue

Live music pretty much ended in March, last show I made it to was Jeff Parker. The Front Porch Jazz concerts on SE 32nd Ave were much appreciated!

Books I enjoyed most, in order read:

  • Arbitrary Stupid Goal – Tamara Shopsin
  • I Will Be Complete – Glen David Gold
  • Marooned – Joseph Kelly
  • Spillover – David Quammen
  • Entangled Life – Merlin Sheldrake
  • Never A Lovely So Real – Colin Asher
  • If Then – Jill Lepore
  • The Apparently Marginal Activities of Marcel Duchamp – Elena Filipovic
  • The Winds of War – Herman Wouk
  • Matterhorn – Karl Marlantes

Some bests – 2014 & 2013

Seems like I missed posting a music ‘top ten’ last year, so I’ll make up for it now with 2 yearly lists. It’s all a bit arbitrary of course, but these are ones that seemed memorable given all I listened to!

2014 Music

TV on the Radio: Seeds
Wussy: Attica
YOB: Clearing the Path to Ascend
Parquet Courts: Sunbathing Animal
St. Vincent: St. Vincent
Witch Mountain: Mobile of Angels
Sun Kil Moon: Benji
Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness
Laura Marling: Once I was an Eagle
Arca: Xen

Best live music this year:
Lots of things at Pickathon at the beginning of August – Son Little, Barr Brothers, X, Parquet Courts & more

2013 Music

Bill Callahan: Dream River
Grant Hart: The Argument
The Knife: Shaking the Habitual
Yo La Tengo: Fade
Nick Cave: Push the Sky Away
Dawn of Midi: Dysnomia
Ceramic Dog: Your Turn
Quasi: Mole City