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. ★★★★★"
  • April

    Not For Threes

    Artist: Plaid | Release Date: 1997.10.27

  • Bubbly, metallic, open, spacious breakbeats, good for nodding your head to at the club that uses only blue mood lighting.
  • Love the oink oink sound in the second track.
  • Made me think of Astro from DDR.
  • Favorite Track: Fer
  • ★★★☆☆
  • Purple Drop

    Artist: 허밍 어반 스테레오 (Humming Urban Stereo) | Release Date: 2006.03.13

  • On the CanMore swinging chair eating bottomless whipped cream toast.
  • They're like in between Rollercoaster, who I didn't like that much and Clazziquai, who I love.
  • Put this on at the indie fashion show being held in the cafe that says open late.
  • Favorite Track: S.P.X
  • ★★★★☆
  • Grotto

    Artist: Wilma Vritra | Release Date: 2022.05.06

  • Bars over beats that sounds like the blue cave on the cover.
  • 90s glockenspiel, whoopy muted synths, half a drop of whimsy.
  • Better appreciated when listening in a non-drowsy state.
  • Favorite Track: Clean Me Clean
  • ★★★☆☆
  • The Happy Star

    Artist: Lexie Liu | Release Date: 2022.12.06

  • Like the music they'd make for a pop star character in some show.
  • Great looking cover tho.
  • The dark synth in GANMA reminds me of some meme song.
  • Favorite Track: 干嘛 (GANMA)
  • ★☆☆☆☆
  • Nascent

    Artist: Alexander Panos | Release Date: 2022.09.02

  • Strings, synths bouncing around like water, rumbling, artifacts, vocoded choir
  • Like watching a a sped up video of plants growing.
  • The few words spoken on the album are kinda cringe but hey cringe is dead and all that.
  • Favorite Track: 36523_red/blue
  • ★★★★☆
  • Virginia: Black Yacht Rock Vol. 1

    Artist: Pharrel | Release Date: 2024.04.05

  • Nothing on here really sat all that well with me.
  • I think this is the first time I've listened to his voice for longer than one song.
  • Would've never listened to this if it wasn't released on a single purpose website.
  • Favorite Track: Caged Bird Free
  • ★☆☆☆☆
  • A Little Rhythm and a Wicked Feeling

    Artist: Magdalena Bay | Release Date: 2020.04.13

  • Soars, pushes air, makes you dance.
  • Only heard some of these before live.
  • How they learn to music so good?
  • Favorite Track: Killshot
  • ★★★☆☆
  • I Hope You Can Forgive Me

    Artist: Madison McFerrin | Release Date: 2023.05.12

  • Silk blowing in a warm wind.
  • Kept me moving even on the slower cuts.
  • If you like voices like Lianne La Havas this is it.
  • Favorite Track: Fleeting Melodies
  • ★★★☆☆
  • One Of A Kind

    Artist: Loosemble | Release Date: 2024.04.15

  • Solid single. Checking all the boxes.
  • Korea's favorite classic movies: Home Alone, Leon, Truman Show.
  • Wish their youtube was better.
  • Favorite Track: Girls' Night
  • ★☆☆☆☆
  • Ripple

    Artist: Fonica | Release Date: 2003.05.06

  • 100% synthetic ear candy but it's good for you not bad.
  • Like a symphony of mini motors for some machines that do nothing particularly useful.
  • How does it pair so well when they bring the acoustic out?
  • Favorite Track: Twang
  • ★★★★★
  • Only God Was Above Us

    Artist: Vampire Weekend | Release Date: 2024.04.05

  • East coast prep rock.
  • Piano parts sometimes remind me of exercises out of a book.
  • Makes me want to try learning some parts from their debut album.
  • Favorite Track: Ice Cream Piano
  • ★★☆☆☆
  • Vanilla

    Artist: Fisherman | Release Date: 2024.04.08

  • This really is just the second half of the album along with DLC. I think they're even selling CDs with them on one disc.
  • Still smooth, still chill, still sweet, still groovy.
  • Like Cisco Swank without the quintuplet swing or saxophone.
  • Favorite Track: sudoku
  • ★★★☆☆
  • You Will Never Know Why

    Artist: SweetTrip | Release Date: 2009.06.30

  • Way more rocking and singing than VDC.
  • Been listening a few times a week at this point.
  • Sad lyrics on top of happy beats. Unstoppable combo.
  • Favorite Track: Darkness
  • ★★★★☆
  • More Better

    Artist: Cisco Swank | Release Date: 2023.05.31

  • NY-coded wobbly beats and spicy extensions.
  • Start something new with this playing. New day, new chapter, new recipe.
  • Bruh holding a Prophet on the cover, but I don't remember hearing any synths on this.
  • Favorite Track: Home
  • ★★★★☆
  • Notebook Fantasy

    Artist: Chicano Batman | Release Date: 2024.03.29

  • Joining Shibata Satoko in the "later-stage album with bunch of strings on it" vibe.
  • Also joining St Paul in the "squaeky clean production and more modern sounding" vibe.
  • I guess their drummer left?
  • Favorite Track: Parallels
  • ★★☆☆☆
  • Little Dark Age

    Artist: MGMT | Release Date: 2018.02.09

  • They made a whole album with all the sounds I try to avoid when making something.
  • This could almost be a Ginger Root album.
  • Fun album, funny song topics, fun times.
  • Favorite Track: Little Dark Age
  • ★★★☆☆
  • The Changing of the Trees

    Artist: Dom McLennon | Release Date: 2024.03.29

  • Tasteful beats compliment quality rhymes.
  • One of my favorite flows of the BH boys.
  • Solid showing.
  • Favorite Track: River
  • ★★★☆☆