|Artist||Album||Time of Day||Duration||Location||Notes|
|97.1 radio station||6:55 AM||15 mins||Driving to work|
|Instra:Mental||Resolution 653||9:46 AM||20 mins||Work||New leak|
|Instra:Mental||Resolution 653||10:12 AM||10 mins||Work|
|Daedelus f. Milosh||“Tailor Made (Sepalcure Remix)”||11:15||5 mins||Work||Found on Twitter|
|Instra:Mental||Resolution 653||2:40 PM||4 mins||Work|
|Jamie Woon||“Gravity” live||2:44 PM||5 mins||Work||Felt like listening to this track after seeing it on the blog|
|Instra:Mental||Resolution 653||2:51 PM||10 mins||Work|
|Instra:Mental||Resolution 653||3:40 PM||16 mins||Work|
|Jay-Z||Blueprint||4:02 PM||19 mins||Driving home from work|
You know the drill by now: listening at work is punctuated by stops and starts and is almost all new material; driving home I listened to some old school(ish) hip hop; and in the mornings, I listen to one of three radio stations that play songs of varying genres. If nothing else, my listening patterns are at least consistent.
My album of choice yesterday was Instra:Mental’s new Resolution 653*. It’s a twitchy dance record that a few friends were discussing and I knew nothing about. I decided to give it a whirl. Not really my thing so I only made it about 75% of the way through the record. Recommended for serious beatz people, though.
I had also forgotten just how good Jay-Z’s Blueprint was. Song after song, I was reminded of just how good Hova used to be. I still believe that Blueprint is dude’s best record because, yeah, it is. The first 5-6 tracks are absolute fire and when it does eventually fall off a bit, it’s not too far. He just sounds invigorated and hungry on this record in a way that you don’t hear from him in most of his catalog.
Total listening time for the day was 114 minutes (1 hour and 54 minutes), which is a pretty steep decline from the last few days. I remember spending a large portion of the day with my headphones on but no music playing. I don’t know why necessarily, but the practice of wearing my headphones at work is just natural now.
*I just realized it, but when I had this in my Excel spreadsheet and would use the autofill feature to copy the artist/album into subsequent rows, the album title was slowly ticking up: Resolution 653, Resolution 654, Resolution 655.