100 Songs, 2017
A list of music from a year when I barely listened to new music. Most of my 2017 was dominated by a return to reading books, which I have never been able to do while listening to pop music: if I can’t my give full attention to it, I generally do without.
Doing without has been the major theme of my late thirties. I turned 40 at the end of the year: past time, no doubt, to get serious and stop emotionally investing in what is indisputably a young person’s game. But pop, especially global pop, keeps pulling me back. And honestly at this point I might as well finish out the decade.