The novelties, the favorites, the heavily-rotated, and the highlights of 2020.
Category Archives: Playlists
Best Thing I Heard Second Quarter 2020
These songs showed up during April, May, and June of 2020. That was the start of the coronavirus pandemic. A sad note to begin on. And the pandemic is still in full swing. But I found lots of songs to enjoy. And this post series and this website is about sharing what I enjoy.
Best Thing I Heard First Quarter 2020
A new year brings fresh excitement for great new music! It’s a great time for new releases and new music discovery.
Best of 2019
Welcome to 2020! Here’s a playlist of my favorite songs last year. Instead of giving my impressions of all 50 of these great songs, I think it will be interesting to list where I discovered each one. Maybe that’s a Spotify playlist, NPR, a magazine, or maybe I don’t remember. Let’s find out! “Harmony Hall” …
Best Thing I Heard Fourth Quarter 2019
Best Thing I Heard Third Quarter 2019
Life happened so fast this year. I completely missed making a list for the second quarter! This time there’s a strong country middle to this list, book-ended by an epic Röyksopp soundscape, two fresh K-pop jams. And Sturgill Simpson!
Best Thing I Heard First Quarter 2019
Welcome to 2019! I’m so excited for this year of great music. January, February and March are highlighted by a huge new album by rising Cody Johnson, a slow drip of new singles from Vampire Weekend, and surprising burst of fuzzy guitar rock from Susto and Blushh.
Best Thing I Heard Third Quarter 2018
All the songs I discovered, uncovered, and realized I never knew I loved in July, August, and September.
Best Thing I Heard Second Quarter 2018
Fantastic music this quarter from Beach House and NAO. BTS, Charlie Puth, and Florence + The Machine round out the pop oriented list this quarter.
Best Thing I Heard First Quarter 2018
All the songs I loved in January, February, and March of 2018. Lo Moon, Jay Som, Sunflower Bean and more.