For those of you following along at home, I’m in the process of educating myself in the realm of rad rad music by listening to the Top 100 Albums of all time by mid-September.
Already, this is more music than I’ve listened to in probably the last 5 years put together. I’ve realized that I really don’t ever just sit down and listen to a whole album. Or very rarely. So this has been really fun. Some days I just have to walk away because I feel like my brain/ears/heart will explode.
Secretly I’m curious to see if doing this project will change my own songwriting process. Part of the reason I think I don’t sound like anyone in particular is that I never listened to anyone before. I really just write what I hear in my head. We’ll see if this changes that.
After the first post I was all caught up, so now I’m actually writing these while I’m listening to them, which is way more entertaining. For me, at least.