Music in 2024

What is this?
  • A list of music I have listened to in the year 2024.
  • Includes first-time listens and revisited works that are important to me.
  • New content is added to the top of the list.
  • Ratings are based on my personal enjoyment on a scale ranging from "I don't think I'll listen to this again. ★☆☆☆☆" to "This album has given me life. ★★★★★"
  • January


    Artist: (여자)아이들 | Release Date: 2024.01.29

  • It's like a light romance drama's OST sandwiched between some bust-down-the-door girl boss ish.
  • One of the best things about them is each member's voice tone frfr.
  • Full albums from idols almost always a struggle.
  • Favorite Track: Wife
  • ★☆☆☆☆
  • Boys Loved Her

    Artist: No Buses | Release Date: 2019.09.11

  • Love when bands write all their lyrics in another language without trying to fix any mistakes.
  • Like the Hives or some band like that if they were Japanese.
  • Gives me local band scene vibes (positive meaning).
  • Favorite Track: Ill Humor
  • ★★☆☆☆
  • Anicca

    Artist: Teebs | Release Date: 2019.10.25

  • Recommended by a favorite artist of mine.
  • Playful, gentle, groovy, diverse.
  • Vocal tracks fit right in with the rest of the instrumental ones.
  • Favorite Track: Prayers ii
  • ★★★★☆
  • Strawberry Season

    Artist: More Eaze | Release Date: 2022.11.09

  • More energetic than the Eternity.
  • Some points felt less ambient and more hearing someone do chores while you listen to music.
  • I'm sleepy now.
  • Favorite Track: Low Resolution at Santikos
  • ★★☆☆☆
  • Da Drought 3

    Artist: Lil Wayne | Release Date: 2007.04.13

  • Heard him on so many features, but never heard an actual thing from him.
  • Haven't heard most of the tracks he raps over either.
  • I really was in another place during the mixtape era.
  • Favorite Track: Dough Is What I Got
  • ★★☆☆☆
  • SEA SON (괜계)

    Artist: HASHIGEYO | Release Date: 2021.03.18

  • Commented "first" on their MV years ago and just now listened to the album.
  • A little funk, rock, soul, city boys and girls seaside jam.
  • Amazing mouth trumpet solo on the third track.
  • Favorite Track: SEA SON (괜계)
  • ★★★☆☆
  • El Derroche

    Artist: Felipe Orjuela | Release Date: 2023.09.08

  • Cumbia laser shots are so good.
  • Had me steppin'.
  • Not much stood out to me.
  • Favorite Track: Manos Limpias (Cuentas Claras)
  • ★★☆☆☆
  • Fe304: BREAK

    Artist: NMIXX | Release Date: 2024.01.15

  • Fun beats and sounds here and there.
  • Irresponsible genre-mashing mostly for the sake of being trendy.
  • Sometimes it works tho.
  • Favorite Track: DASH
  • ★☆☆☆☆

    Artist: YeYe | Release Date: 2016.07.13

  • After trying to learn a song from this album I finally decided to actually listen to the rest of it.
  • Singer-songwriter with her guitar and a little help from her friends.
  • None of the other songs really hit with me, sadly.
  • Favorite Track: Yura Yura (ゆらゆら)
  • ★☆☆☆☆
  • Let's Start Here.

    Artist: Lil Yachty | Release Date: 2023.01.27

  • Who let this man cook?
  • Gets me hype, grooving, feeling, and wanting to sing into a fan.
  • Icky nasty AI album cover booooooo.
  • Favorite Track: IVE OFFICIALLY LOST ViSiON!!!!
  • ★★★★☆
  • 12 Languages (12가지 말들)

    Artist: bongjeingan (봉제인간) | Release Date: 2023.10.04

  • When some Korean rock scene bros jump on the discord call.
  • Frantic, goofy, off-kilter rock n rollllllll.
  • More fun for them than it is for the listener.
  • Favorite Track: BAT (박쥐)
  • ★★☆☆☆
  • Glitch Princess

    Artist: yeule | Release Date: 2022.02.04

  • Creepy crawly ass intro. Stays spooky after that.
  • Sad, pretty, dark, otherwordly.
  • Did NOT finish listening to the 4:44:00 long final track lol. Like one of those "toxin cleansing" yt videos.
  • Favorite Track: Fragments
  • ★★★☆☆
  • Census Designated

    Artist: Jane Remover | Release Date: 2023.12.22

  • Heavy electric guitars and some screaming.
  • Floaty, muffled acoustic guitars and emotional indie singing.
  • Wish she didn't take that one album down.
  • Favorite Track: Video
  • ★★☆☆☆
  • Niet Geslapen Wel Gedoucht

    Artist: Gotu Jim | Release Date: 2023.01.13

  • Gentle pianos and synths.
  • It'll get a European crowd jumping.
  • Easy listening dance music with hip hop elements.
  • Favorite Track: Geekin
  • ★☆☆☆☆
  • e o

    Artist: cero | Release Date: 2023.05.24

  • Been a long while, but I'm glad they still got them horns.
  • Generally chill, but always has something interesting going on.
  • Jazzy, hectic, smooth, green. Would love to hear live.
  • Favorite Track: Fuha フハ
  • ★★★★☆
  • No More (Ma Boy)

    Artist: 씨스타19 (SISTAR19) | Release Date: 2024.01.16

  • Not crazy about it, but the chorus kinda do be stuck in my head.
  • Reminds me of One More Time by BBGIRLS.
  • Nothing could ever live up to the original MA BOY, but that's okay.
  • Favorite Track: No More (Ma Boy)
  • ★☆☆☆☆
  • Sd-2

    Artist: Loukeman | Release Date: 2024.01.11

  • Some fun sample flips with boomy drums and slowed down vocals.
  • More 80s influence than I was expecting.
  • Great BGM for when the cafe lounge transitions to craft beer bar at night.
  • Favorite Track: Baby You're A Star
  • ★★☆☆☆
  • When we were that what wept for the sea

    Artist: Colin Stetson | Release Date: 2023.05.12

  • Grade-A sound bath material.
  • Love the circular breathing+singing+sax playing.
  • Not a fan of the couple spots of spoken word.
  • Favorite Track: Long before the sky would open
  • ★★★★☆
  • Holy Red Wagon

    Artist: Bruiser and Bicycle | Release Date: 2023.04.05

  • Guitars with a lil jangle. Vox with a lil nose.
  • Folk, emo, indie, Fraggle Rock.
  • Good all the way through.
  • Favorite Track: Lunette Fields Speak
  • ★★★☆☆
  • After the Magic

    Artist: Parannoul (파란노을) | Release Date: 2023.01.28

  • Instantly reminded me of Takahashi's project pupa and similar groups from Japan in the 2010s.
  • Except with some added crunchy shoegaze.
  • Also like when Porter Robinson did those live band versions of some songs.
  • Favorite Track: Polaris
  • ★★★★☆
  • Clocked Off

    Artist: Moin | Release Date: 2023.07.05

  • Frantic, minimal, punk, noisy.
  • Loosy-goosy post-rock or something with some listing off names of prisons in between.
  • A bit short. More pls.
  • Favorite Track: Will I Have Enough Grapes
  • ★★★☆☆
  • Eternity

    Artist: More Eaze | Release Date: 2023.04.12

  • Long notes, glitches everywhere, driving drum machines, moments of calm.
  • am!bi!ent!
  • This month's most feel-good, album-length single track.
  • Favorite Track: Eternity
  • ★★★☆☆
  • Maggot Brain

    Artist: funkadelic | Release Date: 1971.07.12

  • More power to the people.
  • More power to the pussy.
  • More pussy to the power.
  • Favorite Track: Wars Of Armageddon
  • ★★☆☆☆