My favorite album of 2021 was Del Water Gap’s self-titled.
Music is a way for me to soundtrack life and the moments in it. My favorites–songs, albums, EPs–are often part of my soundtrack, tying back to memorable moments that can be invoked and re-invoked by just hearing the notes. I think the sentimental attachment can take a great piece of work and make it personal, where you explore the contours of the sounds and feel a bit closer to the art and the moment. My favorite album of 2019 is no different.
Liberals did not have a good election night in 2016. In Colorado, it was almost good, but Colorado is not an island–despite it and New Mexico’s distinctiveness from the surrounding areas on electoral maps. The state is affected just as much by what happened and liberals here, despite all the hard work, were left disappointed by the results.