Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Matt Chylak, Feb 5, 2018.
Anyone else doing this? Or want to start a few days late?
Thinking about it. I didn’t find out about it til today. Would I just start with today or do 5 retroactively?
I started on the third and just added two to next month (see my list). I'd imagine you can do whatever you want!
I love the idea of this. Trying to map out what albums to listen to. I don’t have twitter or anything though, so I’ll probably just post here.
2/6: Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - For as popular as this band was when I was younger, I never even tried to listen to them prior to today, and I now regret waiting so long. This was everything I enjoy about hip-hop, and was an incredibly fun listen. I’ll definitely be revisiting soon.
My 2019 list! Can’t wait.
First time doing this. Excited for it. I haven't been good enough about going back and discovering older music over the past few years.
It helps to thread your tweets!
mine so far, gonna try and keep this updated:
1. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (2011)
2. Keane - Under the Iron Sea (2006)
3. ROSALÍA - El Mal Querer (2018)
4. João Gilberto, Stan Getz, Tom Jobim - Getz/Gilberto (1964)
You been tweeting about these? Would love to read your thoughts on the first two. Love both of those albums.
i have! not in english though, and my account is locked.
on HU,WD i commented on how it sounded like "an exercise in being young", with "blasts of colorful euphoria followed by ambient sounds as if to settle down and not get addicted to the high." my favorite of the four albums so far.
on UTIS: "sounds shiny, bombastic at times, but the lyrics read like anxiety attacks."
also commented on how "the most basic lyricism can convey the most intense, palpable emotions if done well", which i thought that album did for the most part (some clunkers though).
Beautiful description. Do you write frequently?
thanks! i always aspired to do music journalism full time, even wrote a few reviews for AP.net back in the day, but life's been turning out differently for me. it's almost impossible to get by as a music writer right now. i'm about to start a boring but safe job as press officer of a city council, but don't plan on doing it forever. gonna keep an eye on the music journalism scene for sure.
2020 MWE is coming up! Anyone here plan on participating?
edit: here's mine
Might as well right?
2021 coming! Get yr lists ready.
Can someone give me a brief on what this is? The tweets in the OP don't exist anymore
You pick one album you haven’t heard for each day of the month, listen to the album that day, and write one tweet (or more) about it. MWE stands for music writer exercise. It’s intended to sharpen your writing skills, but a lot of people just use it as a reason to fill in gaps in their listening. I know that I personally tend to get locked into listening to mostly newer music later in the year, when the release calendar picks up, so this is always a good chance for me to go back to past years/eras and hear records I never got around to.
planning on it
Never heard of this but it sounds fun. Do y'all plan your albums in advance or just go with what grabs you on the day?
I winged it last year and might again this year
I might try this
A lot of people make their lists and share them on Twitter in advance. But you can pick one day at a time too.
Well I've been thinking for a while I need to brush up on my classic hip hop and metal albums, this is probably a good opportunity to do that.