I don't listen to much music nowadays. Most of the time I just put the noise cancelling headphones on to drown out my neighbours, or sometimes one of those nice rainforest sounds albums to get me off to sleep.
yeah i agree a bt reductive to say aggression, but certainly passion and intensity as opposed to things like jay-z where the cool projection of imperturbality is the whole point.Aggression of some sort seems to power the evolution of music, wouldn't you say?
Or at least the sort of evolution that excites us on here. Or is intensification a better word?
Most of us want aggression to be balanced with other qualities, though. We want it to be fun, lively, not grinding. Compare the dissensus appetite for grime vs wobbly dubstep e.g.
Finally got round to listening - brilliantly put together. I've totally lost the pulse by this point but this mix proves loads of good stuff came out this year, though it maybe died off a bit after the summerYeah course I'm exaggerating for effect, I've just gone off music full stop since the summer, take no notice of me.
Gonna give this a listen tomorrow with a few beers - Kit Mackintosh's best of 2022