24 May 2010, 20:51
This is a list of my favorite 25 albums that I discovered during my junior year of college, August '09 - May '10.
About two years ago I realized I was doing a great job of downloading/collecting albums and a horrible job of listening to them. I decided to create a weekly listening routine. So now I listen to about 3-5 albums per week during the school year, depending on how busy I project the week to be. They’re all albums I’ve never listened to before. Of those 3-5 albums, one is usually from the current year, one is from the 2000s, one is from the 1990s, and two are from anytime before the 1990s. These parameters are obviously flexible; I break the rules all the time. I generally listen to each album 3-5x to fully digest it.
This list reflects my favorite findings of the last school year. Most are established classics. There are no crazy, left-field inclusions.
I purposely left off all the albums I listened to that were released in 2009 and 2010. …