Assigned Listening

A nice run of Jazz stuff from @captnarr:

  • Horace Silver Trio
  • Chick Corea (My Spanish Heart)
  • Carl Tjader (Latino!, Soul Sauce)
  • Dizzy Gillespie (Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac)
  • Ornette Coleman (Science Fiction)
  • Duke Ellington (Money Jungle)

I also asked folks for some suggestions of Asian-American artists, because I felt like my listening had been demographically weak in that area. @liberalteapot came through with:

  • Mitski
  • Baiyu
  • Connie Lim
  • Meiko
  • Steve Aoki
  • Bruno Mars
  • Ailee

of which only Mitski really stuck for me. @cabri also offered Hoobastank, which I was surprised to learn is actually a real name for a band.

(My additions from self-assigned stuff so far would be Yaeji and Hanni El Khatib.)


  • Karen Elson (Double Roses)
  • New Pornographers (Whiteout Conditions)
  • San Fermin (Belong)
  • Julia Holter (In the Same Room)
  • Amir Obe (None of the Clocks Work)
  • Sean Rowe (New Lore)
  • Weather Report (Weather Report, Mr. Gone)
  • Dopplereffect (Cellular Automata)
  • Arpanet (Wireless Internet, Inertial Frame)
  • Der Zyklus (Biometry)
  • Transllusion (The Opening of the Cerebral Gate)
  • Kendrick Lamar (DAMN.)
  • Sylvan Esso (Sylvan Esso)
  • Aye Nako (The Blackest Eye)
  • Actress (AZD, Ghettoville, Hazyville)
  • Lydia Ainswowrth (Darling of the Afterglow)
  • cupcakKe (Queen Elizabitch)
  • Loscil (Monument Builders, Sketches from New Brighton)
  • The Native Cats (Dallas)
  • Diamanda Galas (All the Way, At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem)
  • Vicky Chow (Tristan Perich: Surface Image)
  • Phew (Light Sleep)
  • Nightwish (Once) (h/t korrasam)
  • Karima Walker (Take Your Time)
  • Lead Belly (The Smithsonian Folkways Collection)
  • Lianne La Havas (Blood Solo EP)
  • Tei Shi (Saudade)
  • Kelly Moran (Bloodroot)
  • Angaleena Presley (Wrangled)
  • Julien Baker (Sprained Ankle)
  • Banks (Goddess)
  • Tank and the Bangas (Think Tank)

I've also continued to listen to Valerie June, noname, and Run the Jewels on a regular basis.

I feel like I should be saying something more about these things, or maybe just linking to reviews and things I've read about them, or?? I dunno. I don't feel comfortable yet putting most of what I'm listening to into any kind of critical context, but maybe that's something I can do later.

Maybe I'll make a bigass table! I love bigass tables.