Best of Winter 2020

Favorite music I listened to

  • Ethan Gruska – En Garde, especially “Enough for Now (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)”
  • Bonny Light Horseman – Bonny Light Horseman, especially “Deep in Love”
  • Bombay Bicycle Club – Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, especially “Good Day”
  • TORRES – Silver Tongue, especially “Dressing America”
  • Okay Kaya – Watch This Liquid Pour Itself, especially “Asexual Wellbeing”
  • Soccer Mommy – color theory, especially “night swimming”
  • Empress Of – “Call Me” (from the The Turning Soundtrack)
  • Porches – Ricky Music, especially “Do U Wanna”
  • Destroyer – Have We Met, especially “The Man in Black’s Blues”
  • Raveena – “Headaches” (from Moonstone EP)
  • Rafiq Bhatia – “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face (feat. Cécile McLorin Salvant)” (from Standards Vol. 1 EP)
  • Christine and the Queens – La vita nuova EP, especially “Mountains (we met)”
  • Hamerkop – Remote, especially “Lull”
  • Ásgeir – Bury the Moon, especially “Eventide”
  • Grimes – Miss Anthropocene, especially “You’ll miss me when I’m not around”
  • Tennis – Swimmer, especially “Tender as a Tomb”
  • Tame Impala – The Slow Rush, especially “Breathe Deeper”
  • John Moreland – LP5, especially “Harder Dreams”
  • Katie Pruitt – Expectations, especially “Searching For The Truth”
  • Real Estate – The Main Thing, especially “You”
  • Dirty Projectors – “Overlord”
  • Down Time – Hurts Being Alive, especially “Despite”
  • Sharon Van Etten – “Staring at a Mountain” (from the Never Rarely Sometimes Always Soundtrack)

(full monthly playlists: January, February, March)

Favorite films I watched

  • Uncut Gems (2019)
  • 1917 (2019)
  • Little Women (2019)
  • Faces Places (Visages Villages) (2017)
  • Marriage Story (2019)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
  • Emma
  • The Invisible Man

(full list of films)

Favorite books I read

  • The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
  • Outgrowing God by Richard Dawkins
  • Self-Portrait in Black and White by Thomas Chatterton Williams
  • Homewreckers by Aaron Glantz
  • The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • The Redemption of Time by Baoshu
  • In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
  • Foundation and Empire and Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov

(full list of books)