EDITOR’S CHOICE – MUSIC: Top 10 Albums of 2012

Top 10 lists are problematic for anyone writing them because it’s like they require us to imagine there’s some kind of objective criterion by which we can measure pieces of music. That’s really not true, despite the stock we often place in them – the works themselves and the lists we quantify them in. Certainly,…

Echo: Soundtrack to your summer

The idea of calling a set of songs the soundtrack to a certain time of your life is pretty interesting to me because of the sense of mediation it implies. I don’t think anyone really thinks of this when they say it. I know I haven’t for the most part, because it really just means…