Mixtape: January 2021

Last year I started off trying to compile mixtapes/playlists each month of songs that I’ve been listening to. They might be new releases but (more) often are old songs I’ve re/discovered.

I’m not going to mention each song in detail – but do have a few stray observations…

  • Ben Kweller can write a pop song. I used to love him and listened to Sha Sha and his self titled album a lot. But stumbling across his most recent album was a re-revelation.
  • I never had much time for Rod Stewart – he always made me think of deep-necked open collars, velvet, and suede. But rediscovering The Faces has made me reconsider.
  • I always loved The Jezabels – and somehow missed that Haley Mary had gone solo. Pretty excited.
  • The Palm Springs soundtrack is a bit of a winner – lo-fi 80s stylings that are great for background listening.