100 Songs, 2013
The fourth year I’ve done this; the first year I’ve felt like a total fraud doing it. I had no radio access at any point during the year; I had wifi, that is, streaming endlessly without worrying about battery life, only for the first several months; after that, everything is a blur, and only a handful of records made their way to me. Those that did were increasingly unlikely to be the ones that everyone else was listening to or thinking about. So take this less as a definitive statement about a year than as a scattershot where-my-head-was-at series of impressions. It was a terrible year. The only consolation is that I’ve had worse.