My soundtrack for 2014

The following records have pretty much soundtracked my year so far:

James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical
Mogwai – Rave Tapes
The New Mendicants – Into the Lime
Dum Dum Girls – Too True
Step Brothers – Lord Steppington
Angel Haze – Dirty Gold
Thee Silver Mt Zion – Fuck off Get Free we Pour Light on Everything
Snowbird – Moon
Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts : Red Class
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Wig out at Jagbags
Actress – Ghettovillle
Sun Kil Moon – Benji
Marissa Nadler – July

I’ve also found myself listening to my Post Rock Classics playlist a lot over the last couple of weeks. Lots of Mogwai, Tortoise, Caspian, Pelican and other such things. Maybe I am just in the mood for wordless music right now.

Reading habits – January 2014

I should probably write proper reviews of some of these, but for now I will just make a list.

Ken McClure – The Secret
Adrian Barnes – Nod
Anne O’Brien – The Virgin Widow
Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch
Jon Ronson – The Psychopath Test
Scott Stossel – My Age of Anxiety

I also made a Spotify playlist of music released this year, to help me remember what I’ve listened to.