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Quaecumque Vera: 16 Songs for 2016

By Joel Heng HartseDecember 29, 2016

You do not have to feel guilty about loving music. Please keep this in mind. Alan Jacobs, in his The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, writes, “read what gives you delight…and do so without shame.” Amen, I say, and don’t be afraid to apply this to the music you like, too. There…

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To Illuminate a Small Field: 15 Songs for 2015

By Joel Heng HartseDecember 31, 2015

At the end of each year, I compile a list of “songs of the year” that I email to my friends (and send to Image) on December 31. These songs are probably not the best of the year, but I don’t know how I would be able to figure those out anyway (Jessica Hopper has…

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If We Were Only One (Eleven Songs for 2011)

By Joel Heng HartseJanuary 4, 2012

Around the time I decided to quit being a music critic (something I do every couple of years for good measure), the content of my “best of the year” playlists changed. They changed from being a record of my insatiable desire to find and consume new things to an attempt to more faithfully curate something…

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