This February I am embarking on a daily writing challenge called the Music Writing Exercise or #MWE. To participate I will need to listen to a new album, one I have never listened to before, each day. Then I need to write a few sentences about that album and post them. I’ll be doing this on Twitter and here on the blog.
I’m really excited to do this because it’s forcing me to do some things I’ve struggled with over the last few months, listening to music, particularly new music, and writing. My hope is that with this structure in place I can retrain myself to listen critically and then produce cogent and coherent thoughts about something.
Here are the albums I’ll be listening to. It’s a mix of artists I’ve heard of but never listened to, some artists that are completely new to me, and a couple of new albums by established faves I haven’t yet gotten around to listening to.
I think this will be fun - I hope you enjoy it as much as I think I will.
Death of a Bachelor - Panic! at the Disco
Love Songs, Werewolves & Zombies - The Dollyrots
Faith Moves - Sonny Sharrock & Nicky Skopelitis
Menos el Oso - Minus the Bear
Homey - Chon
Indigo - Kandace Springs
Utopia - Mike Golden & Friends
Boys and Girls in America — The Hold Steady
Egypt Station - Paul McCartney
Sometimes - City and Colour
Food - Kelis
Kid A - Radiohead
Whitechocolatespaceegg - Liz Phair
Pinkerton - Weezer
Parachute - The Pretty Things
Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not - Arctic Monkeys
Haunted - Poe
Modern Vampires of the City - Vampire Weekend
Sinematic - Robbie Robertson
Boxer - The National
In the Days of Jupiter - Lights Out Asia
Jeff - Jeff Beck
Stone Roses - Stone Roses
Jukebox - Cat Power
Into the Blues - Joan Armatrading
Disco Jets - Todd Rundgren & Utopia
Welcome Interstate Managers - Fountains of Wayne
The May Street Project - Shea Seger
Our Shadows Will Remain - Joseph Arthur