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    1. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      13 votes
    2. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      9 votes
    3. Which albums released in the past decade did you connect with most?

      Instead of going for a ranked list of a set number of albums (e.g. Top 100), I'm starting with a tier list grouping albums into similar levels of personal importance. As you go down the tier list,...

      Instead of going for a ranked list of a set number of albums (e.g. Top 100), I'm starting with a tier list grouping albums into similar levels of personal importance. As you go down the tier list, albums get less consistent (I might only like a handful of tracks), get less personal (more generically "good" albums), or just made less of an impact in my life.

      Click here to see my full tier list

       

      A+ Tier

      • Big Thief - Capacity
      • Bon Iver - 22, a Million
      • Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
      • Laura Stevenson - The Big Freeze
      • Mitski - Puberty 2
      • Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete
      • Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger in the Alps
      • Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell

       

      A Tier

      • Big Thief - Masterpiece
      • Billie Marten - Writing of Blues and Yellows
      • Gregory and the Hawk - On the Orange Mountain
      • James Blake - James Blake
      • Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
      • Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid m.A.A.d City
      • Local Natives - Hummingbird
      • Sky Sailing - An Airplane Carried Me To Bed
      • Stars - The Five Ghosts
      • Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
      • The Paper Kites - States
      • The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme
      • The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
      • Tokyo Police Club - Champ
      • Vampire Weekend - Contra

       

      A- Tier

      • Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
      • Beach House - Bloom
      • Benjamin Francis Leftwich - Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm
      • Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow
      • Frank Ocean - Blonde
      • FKA Twigs - EP2
      • Half Waif - Lavender
      • Hundred Waters - The Moon Rang Like a Bell
      • Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
      • Mitski - Bury Me at Makeout Creek
      • Pinegrove - Cardinal
      • Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People
      • The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It
      • The National - Trouble Will Find Me
      • The Staves - Dead & Born & Grown
      • The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
      • Tomberlin - At Weddings
      • TR/ST - Joyland
      • Wilsen - I Go Missing In My Sleep

       

      B+ Tier

      • Adrienne Lenker - Hours Were the Birds
      • Alvvays - Antisocialites
      • Beach House - Teen Dream
      • Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe
      • Boygenius - Boygenius
      • Caravan Palace - <|°_°|>
      • clipping - CLPPNG
      • Empress Of - Me
      • Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
      • Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
      • Florist - If Blue Could Be Happiness
      • Frankie Cosmos - Vessel
      • Gregory and the Hawk - Come, Now
      • Gregory and the Hawk - Leche
      • Grimes - Art Angels
      • Hot Hot Heat - Future Breeds
      • Hundred Waters - Communicating
      • Jay Som - Everybody Works
      • Keaton Henson - Dear...
      • Kero Kero Bonito - Bonito Generation
      • Mother Mother - Eureka
      • Mutual Benefit - Love's Crushing Diamond
      • Mutual Benefit - Skip a Sinking Stone
      • S. Carey - Hundred Acres
      • Said the Whale - Hawaiii
      • Snail Mail - Lush
      • St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
      • Studio Killers - Studio Killers
      • Tame Impala - Currents
      • The National - High Violet
      • The National - Sleep Well Beast
      • TR/ST - TRST
      • Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

       

      B Tier

      • Adrienne Lenker - Abysskiss
      • Alvvays - Alvvays
      • Animal Collective - Painting With
      • Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
      • Baths - Obsidian
      • Beach House - 7
      • Better Oblivion Community Center - Better Oblivion Community Center
      • Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
      • Caribou - Our Love
      • Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion (Side A/Side B)
      • Chairlift - Something
      • Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
      • Deftones - Diamond Eyes
      • Destroyer - Kaputt
      • DIIV - Deceiver
      • Disclosure - Settle
      • Foals - Total Life Forever
      • Hand Habits - Placeholder
      • iamamiwhoami - kin
      • Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
      • Kisses - Heart of the Nightlife
      • Kishi Bashi - 151a
      • Lucy Dacus - Historian
      • Mac DeMarco - 2
      • Marika Hackman - Any Human Friend
      • Mayhem - Torpedo Torpedo
      • Memphis - Here Comes A City
      • Noname - Telefone
      • Now, Now - Saved
      • Said the Whale - As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide
      • Said the Whale - Little Mountain
      • Sleigh Bells - Treats
      • Snowmine - Laminate Pet Animal
      • Soccer Mommy - Clean
      • STRFKR - Reptilians
      • Sun Kil Moon - Benji
      • Tame Impala - Lonerism
      • Tei Shi - Saudade
      • The Range - Potential
      • The National - I Am Easy to Find
      • Tokyo Police Club - Forcefield
      • Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
      • Washed Out - Paracosm
      • Yeasayer - Odd Blood

       

      I'm curious about what your A+/A albums were! :)

      9 votes
    4. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - now with new and improved(?) lyrics

      We had a discussion here last year about "Baby, It's Cold Outside", and whether the lyrics to this song encourage rape. This came after a radio station pulled the song from its playlist after...

      We had a discussion here last year about "Baby, It's Cold Outside", and whether the lyrics to this song encourage rape. This came after a radio station pulled the song from its playlist after people complained it was too "rapey".

      Well, John Legend has re-written this song "to remove the 'date-rape' lyrics". Here is the song and here are Legend's new lyrics.

      What do you think? Did the song need to be re-written? Is this an improvement? Is this the "Christmas" song we need for a post-#metoo era?


      Two asides:

      This isn't really a "Christmas" song.

      This isn't a Christmas song. The lyrics never mention Jesus or Christmas or Santa or Yuletide or the festive season. They don't even refer to Winter! There's just one lyric saying "it's cold outside" - and, as I mentioned in my analysis of the song last year, it's not even snowing in the movie scene where this song was first used.

      This is ironic timing, considering Australia's weather.

      Here in Australia, half the country is on fire and we're breaking all-time heat records - and here I am, writing about a song which says it's cold outside.

      16 votes
    5. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      7 votes