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2018-12-31 12:25 am
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on the horizon: 2018, as heard by Joshua.

on the horizon: 2018, as heard by Joshua.
(a mixtape)

on the horizon: 2018, as heard by Joshua.

This compilation is the first of what I hope to be a series of "Joshua's picks from the year". Some of these tracks did not come out this year, and some of them did not even come out recently; the important thing about them is that I discovered them this year! In this CD-length mix, my goal is that everybody who listens should pick up something new that they didn't know that they loved, and many should also find a track that they really quite dislike: if everybody loves everything, then I'm not being pushing my listeners out of their comfort zone enough, and if everybody hates everything, then I'm not giving anybody a reason to listen.

In this compilation, I've mixed together a range of music from a variety of genres, feelings, and tones. 2018 was a year full of so much, and I hope that in here I could present some of the gamut that it spanned. Please join with me, then, in the soundtrack to my 2018.

My "music 2018" roundup post will come soon. But I did spend tens of hours selecting the tracks, mixing them, and putting this together for you, so I hope this will hold you over until then!
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2018-01-14 08:33 pm
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2017 in music

Yes, it's that time of year again: a little late, but it's the musical year in review for 2017. There was a handful of really good stuff this year, and a few albums that I was really excited about! This year, I made some changes: I've added a relative and subjective rating system, from one to five stars. A one star album is not, necessarily, bad (unless I say it is...) -- think of it, really, as how much I am excited about listening to something, so one star just might mean that I haven't really found a place for it in my regular listening habits. The more stars, the more I think other people will want to listen to it too; to that end, this year, I had only one five-star album, but that means that yinz had better go and listen to it!

Got it? Okay, well, let's get started! This year, I bought 18 albums, saw 5 live shows, and recommended another additional 18 pieces of "extra credit", and here they are:

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So that was 2017. What did I miss?

(Previously, 2016; previously, 2015.)

(Also, this post was automatically formatted by a script that I wrote, and if you want it for yourself, you can get it here.)

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2017-01-10 11:17 pm
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2016 in music

I liked the idea of last year's review of music so much that I went and wrote down everything that I bought (and a bunch of things that I listened to otherwise this year). A handful of things were released this year, but only narrowly a majority: I discovered a lot of stuff from years past that I liked! Anyway, let's do it:

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So what did I miss?
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2016-01-06 10:48 pm
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2015 in music

This year, there was quite a lot of good music released. Here's my shortlist of things that I bought, and a few words about each. Most of these were released this year, but some were just things that I discovered this year. In chronological purchase order:

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So there's, in a bunch of words, last year in music. What have you got? What did I miss?