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Music for Headphones

After much deliberation, I’ve decided to share my own personal “headphone mix.” This is a playlist of songs that I have found sounds great on headphones. I’ve chosen songs––from the very few genres I listen to––that have a generally wide soundstage.

The list starts with The Beatles. (Of course.) Neil Young is in there, and Pearl Jam, The Who, David Bowie, Jeff Buckley and Big Thief, which is probably my favourite modern band.

The playlist is not done yet, it will grow as I discover more songs. For now, it looks like this:

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August 2020 in Music

My music taste doesn’t seem to have changed a lot in the past month. I’ve got The Beatles, Pearl Jam, R. E. M. and David Bowie in the list. Yet again.

What I’ve discovered is that there are many artists in this limited number of genres I listen to that I am yet to discover. Just yesterday I found a new supergroup, Them Crooker Vultures, who’ve put out just one record. The group consists of Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones and Josh Homme – what a lineup. I think this month’s most listened songs list will have a couple of tracks of theirs in it.

For now, enjoy this playlist of August’s best.

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July 2020 in Music

Now that I’ve pulled the plug on a $20/month Tidal Hifi plan, I find myself listening to music almost every day. Partly because lossless audio sounds really good on my headphone setup, and partly because Tidal is doing wonders for me with music discovery.

I started using Last.fm to track my listening habits last month, too. So, with compilations from Tidal and Last.fm data combined, I want to see what kind of music I spend time listening to.

Since I started using the service on July 12, Last.fm says I’ve listened to 625 songs within the month. There is also a breakdown of the genres of music I listened to. If you know me, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

There’s a complete set of stats for the month here.

And for your listening pleasure, here’s a playlist of my most played songs on Tidal.