UPDATE 11/21/2020: This was a failed project. I kept it going for 6 weeks and then sort of let it slip for the rest of the year. Can’t even blame it on Covid-19 – this would have been an easy-peasy thing to do in lockdown. Guess it was just not important enough. I may attempt again someday (with an improved way to make entries – this updating the same page thing was a little clunky). But I think this is done for now.
One of my intentions for 2020 is to listen to at least on new (to me) music album every week. This post is where I will record my progress. The “recommended by” for the most part are recommendations for the artist – not always (but sometimes) recommendations for the particular album.
|Sleep Well Beast||The National||Karen R, Mace D||It was interesting. Voice similar to Leonard Cohen. Liked Walk It Back and I’ll Still Destroy You the best.|
|1||High Violet||The National||Mace D, Karen R||This one did less for me than the Sleep Well Beast. If I had to choose a favorite song from the album it would probably be Bloodbuzz Ohio.|
|2||Aims||Vienna Teng||Saeri G, Karen R||I like this artist and plan to listen to more of her music. I think my favorite on this album would probably vary by what mood I were in, but for now, I’ll say, Close to Home.|
|3||Cuz I Love You||Lizzo||Rae M, Maria A||Great, powerful voice, powerful lyrics, and very dance-able beat. Will probably listen to more. Still deciding on favorite.|
|4||My Head is an Animal||Of Monsters and Men||Tracy F, Karen R, David S||Liked it, but I think that I wouldn’t binge listen to this because although I think the femme voice is beautiful, I think I’d only consider it so in small doses. Favorite of the album is Six Weeks.|
|5||When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?||Billie Eilish||The Grammys||Even though I don’t think anyone gave me a recommendation for this artist, I figured I’d have to check her out given her killing at the Grammys. This artist is my absolute favorite so far this year. I will definitely listen to this album again and again, and will check out her other work. A few of the songs I loved were: bad guy, all the good girls go to hell, my strange addiction, and listen before i go.|
|5||Takk||Sigur Ros||Ross M.||I think I’d really need to be in a particular mood for this. Or maybe 25 years ago when I was kind of into “new age” music. Now I just find it kind of monotonous. 🙁 I really hoped to enjoy Icelandic music, because I really enjoyed Iceland. Sigh.|
|6||Rammstein||Ramstein||Kat D.||I would definitely listen to this again – and others by this artist. Love the voice. It makes me really wish I knew me some German.|
|6||The Bifrost Incident||The Mechanisms||Andy S.||This was very interesting. I want to see the movie! (Not that there IS a movie – it’s just very narrative/cinematic). I’ll definitely try more by this group. I’ll also recommend it to my spawn – I think he might like it.|