|Artist||Album||Time of Day||Duration||Location||Notes|
|Papa Roach||“Last Resort” radio||6:47 AM||4 mins||Driving to work||Listened to talk radio after Papa Roach song ended|
|Jamie Woon||Mirrorwriting||7:34 AM||54 mins||Work||New album recommended by friend (finished album)|
|Jamie Woon||Mirrorwriting||9:43 AM||7 mins||Work||Re-listening to album. Waited to finish scheduled conference call to listen|
|Jamie Woon||“Gravity” live on Youtube||9:50 AM||10 mins||Work|
|Jamie Woon||Mirrorwriting||10:07 AM||20 mins||Work|
|Jamie Woon||Mirrorwriting||10:32 AM||10 mins||Work||Paused and restarted the album|
|Jamie Woon||Mirrorwriting||12:00 PM||22 mins||Work||Lunch and blogging music|
|Jamie Woon||“Gravity”||12:39 PM||5 mins||Work||Plan on listening to this song and moving on. iPod needs to be charged|
|TV On the Radio||Nine Types of Light||12:44 PM||36 mins||Work||Paused briefly to watch video game trailer|
|TV On the Radio||Nine Types of Light||1:35 PM||20 mins||Work|
|Jamie Woon||Mirrorwriting||1:59 PM||48 mins||Work|
|LCD Soundsystem||This Is Happening||2:48 PM||53 mins||Work||Needed something with more juice than Jamie Woon|
|Panda Bear||Tomboy||3:45 PM||10 mins||Work|
|Nicki Minaj||Pink Friday||16:03||10 mins||Driving home from work|
|Lil Wayne||Road to C4||4:14 PM||10 mins||Driving home from work|
|Frank Ocean||Nostalgia, Ultra||6:21 PM||43 mins||At home||Playing video games|
Once again, the majority of my listening took place at work. Also, like yesterday, my listening was characterized by a lot of stops and starts for various reasons.
As you’ll see, a majority of my time was spent listening to the Jamie Woon album Mirrorwriting. It’s a spacey R&B album that was recently leaked and is sure to draw countless comparisons to current It Guy James Blake (not necessarily unwarranted either). Woon hovers between teetering-on-the-brink confessions and some of your more subdued, typical R&B fare. I downloaded the leak a few weeks back but never got around to listening to it. When I did (yesterday), I fell in love with it, hence the repeated listenings.
Continuing Monday’s trend, everything I listened to yesterday was new with the exception of LCD Soundsystem and Nicki Minaj, both of whom released albums in the last years or so.
TV On the Radio’s Nine Types of Light is really starting to grow on me, a far cry from my initial thoughts about the record. I still don’t think its on par with their earlier material, but it’s also not quite as disappointing as I originally thought*.
Two days in a row, I’ve decided to listen to high-energy hip hop on my drive home. It’s no secret that I enjoy listening to something with a little oomph when I’m in the car–that is unless I’m driving home at night, when I generally prefer more ethereal stuff–but juxtaposed against the rest of the music I listen to all day, it really stands out.
LOL Papa Roach.
*I find that this happens a lot with records that can be considered “experiments” for bands that I adore. When they break from their mold, unless its greatness is immediate (e.g., James Blake’s LP versus his beatz-heavy EPs), I tend to have a pretty severe negative reaction. With time, those feelings cool and I accept that artists like to try new things. TV On the Radio is going for Pop music on this record and I can accept that. It’s OK.
Update: Forget to add up my total listening time from Tuesday: 352 minutes (5 hours and 52 minutes), a significant jump from Monday’s 3 hours and 49 minutes.