Mayo Thompson - Corky's Debt To His Father

One of the most unique and breathtaking albums I've ever stumbled across. This project was mentioned in a music podcast that I just started listening to, and good golly Miss Molly am I glad I took a listen.

Something about Mayo Thompson's voice is hypnotic and sort of charming in a way. The folk instrumentation is something worth fawning over too. The lyrics are incredible too. A lot of artists are good at writing like they know how to write good lyrics. Mayo just writes good lyrics. Each verse is just authentically eccentric, no word is wasted.Give this a listen if you're into more avant-garde folk and unique singer-songwriter shit.

Brian Eno - Apollo

My first foray into Brian Eno's music. Very calm, serene, and spacey. Really good reading music. I think I blasted through 40 pages of The Castle in under 2 hours, which is a miracle since it usually takes me 2 days to break 20.

Really beautiful soundscapes. Not familiar with ambient music from the 80's but it surprised me when I found out this was made in 1983. Apparently this was supposed to be a soundtrack for a film about the Apollo mission but most of the tracks on here didn't make the final cut.

Going to listen to a lot more Brian Eno now. Definitely added to the music reading playlist.

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Started listening to this album on a whim because I saw how highly praised it was. God this is incredible. It might be one of my favorite albums of all time.

It's nothing groundbreaking, but it's one of the most complete projects I've listened to. I'm not sure how to explain it. I'll be honest, it's usually a hassle to listen to entire album. I often find myself wanting to listen to something else halfway through and then switch to another project by another artist. But this one I listened the whole way through, no pauses.

Jesus, Etc. is easily my favorite song. It's just perfect. It's unexplainable how much it resonated with me, it just hit every beat and activated every neuron in my brain. It captures a certain nostalgic feeling. It's melancholic yet hopeful. Beautiful and sad. Thank God I found this album. I will listen to this for many years to come.