belated 101: Highlights from our First 100 Posts
As the music machine is finally swinging into full gear in 2012, we’ve got a lot of tracks and features lined up in the coming weeks. But in the meantime, let’s take a step back.
Last week’s post on Shlohmo’s new “wen uuu” was, as I realized after its publication, our 100th post! Unfortunately we don’t have any commemorative plates or anything of that sort ready to ship out to in celebration of what is a bit of a momentous occasion for us. However, we do have this: a few highlights from the past 100 posts worth taking out of the archives and sharing again (or for the first time, if you weren’t riding with us then):
- We rounded up every single Charles Bradley single and put them all in the same spot for your listening pleasure. Prepare yourself for a soul roller coaster (soul-er coaster?).
- WXDU’s DJ Medved (Duke folks might know him as Alex Haas) came onboard, to our delight, and put together an artist’s showcase on the musical pride of Durham, Mount Moriah.
- Our favorite pre-med, Colin, whipped up a nice piece on Danny Brown, the guy who’s name you saw on every best-of list later in the year.
- I put together another Philosophy of Yuck feature, this time taking on Facebook creeping through the lens of “Stutter” (which an affiliate of the band may or may not have corrected me on in the comments section).
- At the beginning of last semester, we brought you a double mix of 23 great tracks, including The Weeknd, James Vincent McMorrow, and SBTRKT.
- We turned discourse on swan songs into a community affair, putting together a three-part Songs to Die For feature. Here’s Part 2, where you can also find links to the rest of the trilogy.
- There was that haunting, orchestral How to Dress Well EP that I reviewed over the summer. It’s still on regular rotation on my music playing devices.
- Among the many great songs Derek caught early wind of, this track from Pure X stands out. He also drops down and gets his philosopher on.
- Finally, we found direct evidence that Thom Yorke takes lyrics straight out of Oliver Sacks books.(To accompany this finding, there is also a throwback Reading Rainbow intro that is mildly mind-blowing.)
Enjoy, and we hope you’ll be reading for the next 99 posts and beyond!