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  1. On 25 Years Of Loving The Counting Crows

    Just read this, linked from the earlier piece, which is quite good about favourite bands. Also, unexpectedly, it begins in Hereford. (via Griefbacon)

  2. august and everything after - by Helena Fitzgerald

    Lovely, lovely writing about this 1993 Counting Crows album which I have always been a bit embarrassed to love. (via MetaFilter)

  3. VOX Music Player for Mac & iPhone: Unlimited Solution for Music Lovers

    Another alternative to Apple’s Music apps. (via Atlas Minor)

  4. I was so much younger then – I’m older than that now. Early days at Melody Maker – David Stubbs

    On when he joined the Maker in the late 80s. I read it, rather than NME, because the local library got it in. (via Warren Ellis)

  5. Music | Precious Recordings of London

    “Classic BBC radio sessions by artists we like in lovingly curated vinyl packages with exclusive sleeve notes and pics.” Prolapse, Hefner, Heavenly… (via @sweepingnation)

  6. Said the Gramophone: BEST SONGS OF 2021

    Never forget the true meaning of Christmas.

  7. Moo Card Player - Hicks.design

    Using NFC tags stuck to Moo cards, triggering iOS Shortcuts, to play albums. Very nice.

  8. Transcribing Lil’ Kim | The Ethan Hein Blog

    As someone who doesn’t think much about the details of music I listen to, I love this analysis of the rhythm, rhymes, etc in this verse.

  9. White people with acoustic instruments covering rap songs | The Ethan Hein Blog

    Interesting thoughts, from 2018. e.g. I’d (stupidly) never noticed that it’s only white people who do covers of rap songs.

  10. Housed | die Reihe

    “the chords from over 250 classic House tracks by 150+ artists”. Side A in random order, side B ordered from shortest to longest. (via The Wire)

  11. brilliant trees sessions . Berlin . 1983 on Vimeo

    Amazing to watch David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Holger Czukay, Jon Hassell, etc discussing and recording the beautiful and strange Brilliant Trees. 38 years ago!

  12. Anti-Hauntology: Mark Fisher, SOPHIE, and the Music of the Future | MetaFilter

    I found this discussion interesting (can’t read the linked article) although I also wanted to disagree with everyone, for reasons I can’t quite work out. (via Things Magazine)

  13. Energy Flash: rave before rave

    Scroll down for the/a origin of raves at George Melly and Mick Mulligan’s West End Jazz Club.

  14. Alex Abramovich · Even When It’s a Big Fat Lie: ‘Country Music’ · LRB 8 October 2020

    Good, critical review of Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ and the rest.

  15. Andrew O’Hagan · I’m being a singer: Dandy Highwaymen · LRB 8 October 2020

    On the New Romantics. “It turns out that the inheritors of punk were not those little indie bands I loved … Male indie kids were completely conventional, scrubbed boys, who went to the same barbers as their fathers, supported the same football teams, and wore the same aftershave.”

  16. Pavement’s “Harness Your Hopes” And Spotify’s Algorithm - Stereogum

    “‘Play Galaxie 500’ may really come to mean, ‘Play the song by Galaxie 500 that most resembles songs by others.’” (via Things Magazine)

  17. Ian Penman · Vorsprung durch Techno · LRB 10 September 2020

    I’m always pleased to see an Ian Penman article in the LRB and I liked this ambivalent one about Kraftwerk.

  18. Identifying Generational Gaps in Music

    This is interesting, although it’s odd they never explicitly say it’s US-focused. (via Waxy)

  19. The Quietus | Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | The Many Faces Of Housekeeping: How Wealth & Privilege Are Distorting Underground Music

    The fourth DJ “… appears positively relatable by comparison, having merely been a director at Citibank for 13 years before launching his own investment fund.”

  20. SIXTYEIGHT2OHFIVE

    Nice personal playlist project by Hanif Abdurraqib. (via Football Morning in America)

  21. Formally Known As The Bollocks : John Peel Sessions

    Links to nearly all Peel Sessions on YouTube. (via several places)

  22. #158 The Case of the Missing Hit | Reply All

    That is a gripping story (from “Super Tech Support” onwards). I am thankful for transcripts too. (via FaveJet)

  23. Bandsintown | Live Music, Concert Tickets & Tour Dates

    See what’s on in particular towns or cities. Not sure how it compares to Songkick, which I use via RSS. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  24. Overload and isolation: the decade that warped popular culture | Culture | The Guardian

    Simon Reynolds. “Slowly but surely, streaming is killing the idea of a mainstream. … Occasionally, your streaming selection will coincide with large numbers of other people – the waning flickers of the monoculture drawing you all to the same spot.”

  25. Said the Gramophone: Best Songs of 2019

    A highlight of every year since 2005.

  26. Animated chart of the day: Recorded music sales by format share, 1973 to 2019 - AEI

    Good to watch. Also, the static “Revenues by format” charts put the “vinyl revival” into perspective. (via The Online Photographer)

  27. JavaScript Systems Music

    “Learning Web Audio by Recreating The Works of Steve Reich and Brian Eno.” Step-by-step examples, really nicely explained.

  28. Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music

    Brilliant to see this back again in a new form.

  29. warren’s collection | Bandcamp

    Occasionally while working I want some weird, dark, ambient noise and…

  30. Developing an intro-level music theory course | The Ethan Hein Blog

    I want to read all the resources linked to here. (I’d like to attempt the projects too, but that seems unlikely.) (via Disquiet)

  31. Corporate anthems - YouTube

    Dave Green’s playlist of more than 70 of these awful things.

  32. ‘Be urself’: meet the teens creating a generation gap in music | Music | The Guardian

    I’m enjoying a lot of these. It pains me that I’m only hearing about new music via Guardian articles, but still. They had me at “sounds not unlike … Sarah Records”.

  33. Objects in image are different than they appear | Ask MetaFilter

    Well-known songs, movies, etc whose meaning is something other than what most people assume on a casual listen, watch, etc.

  34. The 1959 Project

    I’m liking this blog, one post per day, about some things from that day in the world of jazz in 1959. Nicely done (aside from the lack of any navigation). (via Kottke)

  35. Stubby’s House of Christmas

    Music blog dedicated to Christmas music. (via Dandelion Radio)

  36. Robert’s Ultimate Guide to all 24 hours of Pharrell Williams’ Happy Video

    I admire such completionism, even if it’s not quite completed. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  37. Tapes - The Mckenzie Tapes

    Lots of digitised cassettes of rock gigs in New York from the ‘80s and ‘90s. It’d be nice to have a list of artists, but I’m getting picky. (via Things Magazine)

  38. Loop | Holly Herndon on process - YouTube

    A conference talk from 2016. Liked especially for describing the laptop as an intimate, personal instrument, and for trying to make music like the sound of the internet.

  39. The Problem with Muzak | Liz Pelly

    Although I love having so much music available in Spotify, I’m increasingly aware how often I use it unthinkingly just for “background music for working” which I’m not very proud of. So even aside from these odd industry-changing effects, I’m feeling uneasy about Spotify.

  40. Massive dump of Spotify created playlists - 1.4k+ genres, 12k+ playlists! : spotify

    Amazing, but it’s annoying this stuff is practically impossible to discover or browse in the app itself. Even having seen everynoise.com before, I didn’t realise all these playlists existed.

  41. Music and Social Justice / or Why Many Musicians Should Not Release Records for General Public Consumption

    Equating spending money on promoting your music (or, presumably, any other art) with perpetuating your privileged position.

  42. The Disquiet Junto Project List (0001 – 0265 …)

    A weekly assignment for composing music. “The purpose of the group is to use constraints to stoke creativity.” A nice list of all the projects. (via Russell Davies)

  43. Summertime.fm

    Annual summery mix tapes from DJ Jazzy Jeff & MICK. (via Waxy)

  44. Post-Internet Sound

    Holly Herndon & Jennifer Walshe: “we are attempting to put together an archive of sound and music works dealing with the internet since its inception” (via @cityofsound)

  45. ListenBrainz

    Open source AudioScrobbler type service, currently Alpha. In theory I imported my Last.fm listens, but nothing showing up yet. Still, could be good.

  46. My Secret World: The Story of Sarah Records / In Depth // Drowned In Sound

    Nice. And I had no idea the Matt who edited ‘Smoke’ was one half of Sarah Records!

  47. Jam Preserves - The Jam Journal

    This Is My Jam will be closing, but doing it right with a browsable archive and even a read-only API. Very nice. A shame though, and a shame about the changes in other services that made it difficult to carry on.

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