Sometimes, as a music writer, you just review what’s out there because, well, it’s what’s out there.
Sometimes, you get to write about something you actually, deeply have affection for. Say…such as reviewing the Nicole Willis/Soul Investigators’ album for NPR. Those are the times I love my job.
Also, this is a few weeks after the fact, but my friend Hua wrote a phenomenal essay on the melancholy beauty that is LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends.” If you haven’t heard the song yet – peep.