I'm putting all the music recommendations I've posted in the last few years in one place, for those of you who like them.
There's so much good music in the world.
There's some pop and not-pop. If not-pop intimidates you, I wrote an essay for you here:
Core point is circa the middle of the page, in the largest font Medium would let me use.
∙ An Armenian Violinist; Google will veto your efforts to search for her https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J926pOm0gdc
∙ Requiem by an Armenian composer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUoINWiTqZA
∙ For solo violin, string ensemble, and electronics https://nonclassical.bandcamp.com/album/cortical-songs
∙ 3 pieces by Caroline Shaw https://xoxo.zone/@b/102996525329313992
∙ A song from 2011 that is now a protest song https://youtu.be/iAgiK07Py9M
∙ A Dominican llorona https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qUytGoNHMY
∙ The Dominican llorona's father https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAOeDmbEzeQ
∙ Finnish concerto for birds & orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO3YRZWLvQo
∙ From a Pulitzer-prize winning piece on US slavery https://youtu.be/YlWwUqH8UOk?t=40
∙ Speculative fiction by Miguel https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KeKKPjG_C64
∙ Quarantine song https://lizlandau.bandcamp.com/track/queen-of-the-quarantine
∙ Collected songs where every verse is filled with grief, performed by a string quartet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMutgHPc4x8
∙ Vespers for violin, by my fave NY hipster composer
Maybe it's just my own feeds, but I feel like passacaglia are having a moment. Here's one by Daniel Pioro: https://danielpioro.bandcamp.com/track/passacaglia
Tho, the whole album is great.
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