If I were to characterize the general theme of the Favorite Edition 2013 list thus far, it would be “chill”.
The albums I’ve been drawn to the most are very quiet, not the usual blast of sturm und drang I usually indulge. But just because they’re quiet doesn’t mean they aren’t unsettling.
Perhaps more telling is the number of new releases I’ve listened to so far this year: 15. Not a big pool from which to draw a list of 10 favorites, which is why there are only seven.
Compare that with the total number releases I’ve bought, including catalog: 61. Yes, I get deeper into catalog the more I age.