Jan
List, Music

Top 30 Albums of 2023

Top 30 Albums of 2023 The biggest thing that stuck out to me in the world of music for 2023 wasn’t necessarily the recorded music itself, but the ravenous appetite for live music from the fans. When I went to Bonnaroo (a giant music festival) in 2022, it was the least attended I had ever…

Jan
List, Music

Top 30 Albums of 2022

Top 30 Albums of 2022 Last year was such a weird, interesting one. It was the first full calendar year after the big COVID lockdown when vaccines were fully available. Society is, by large, closer to where it was before 2020. And yet, we’re still in a pandemic. People everywhere are still getting very sick,…

Jan
List, Music

Top 40 Albums of 2021

So I’m going to be honest: I thought I’d be able to look back at 2021 very differently than how I am now. On one hand, some great things happened – yay, vaccines! – but this pandemic has stretched further than I ever thought it would. I naively thought vaccines would pretty much eradicate COVID,…

Jun
List, Music

Top 40 Albums of 2020

Alright so first off, I’ll acknowledge that yes, I understand it’s June of 2021 and I’m just now putting out my list of favorite albums of 2020. But 1.) better late than never and 2.) uhhhhh what a year it’s been. I feel like this second point is a bit of an understatement. I mean,…

Jan
Feature Article, List, Music

Top 20 Albums of the 2010s

The 2010s are over. Finished. Done. Well, not really. We carry our memories, our relationships into the future. And we also carry all of the amazing art that was created during this time, captured forever for us to revisit and for future generations to discover. I’m truly, truly grateful for the fact we live in…

Jan
Feature Article, List, Music

Top 50 Albums of 2019

Well here we are. Another year finished, another year born anew for us to navigate. When you get down to it, the start of a new year is just another day beginning like every other day, but it’s nice to take a step back and look at what’s all happened on a macro sense. Patterns…

Jan
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Top 50 Albums of 2018

“Fragility”. For some reason, this is the word that keeps popping up in my mind when I think back through 2018. While certain people seem stronger than ever due to the amount of chaos being thrown into the world on a daily basis, it feels like the hairline cracks are visible on the surface. Like…

Jan
Feature Article, List, Music

Top 50 Albums of 2017

What an insane year. Looking back on 2017, I doubt it will make anyone’s “Top 10 Years of All Time” list (and if it does, you should probably cut off all communication with them). You know why and I know why. It was chaos with the worst parts of humanity being normalized day-by-day. But as…

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