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Boney's 2023 Music Resolutions

Bit late with this but I figured it'd be fun to post some of my plans for listening this year as I am making some changes.
1Nicole Dollanganger
Married in Mount Airy

1. Listen to Fewer New Releases

I went hard on new releases in 2022 (I checked over 160 new releases, which is probably the most I've ever done, even though I listened to quite a bit fewer albums overall than in many past years), mostly because a ton of artists I like dropped stuff, but also because I just really went in on checking out hyped stuff. However, it ended up feeling like too much, as I hardly had time for older releases. So, this year I plan to limit my new release listening by focusing on releases by established artists I like and by checking only 1-2 new releases per week (for the most part; some weeks I may check none, some I may do a couple more).
Ashes Against the Grain

2. Check More Old Releases!

The corollary to 1 is that I plan to listen to more old releases. My goal is to check at least one non-ambient (see 3) non-2023 album per week.
3Tim Hecker
Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again

3. Listen to More "Ambient" Music

This is something I began in 2022. One of my extramusical goals is to read more, and I have found recently that listening to genres like drone, ambient, and minimalism works really well for me while reading, much better than listening to "regular" music, as I used to do while reading. Using these genres for that purpose has helped me grow a greater appreciation for them. So I plan to continue to prioritize these genres more in my listening. I want to try to do at least one of these every 1-2 weeks; this is somewhat separate from goals 1 and 2. I may count an ambient/etc. release toward 1 or 2 in a given week or I may not.
4MJ Lenderman
Boat Songs

4. Write More!

I started doing this in 2022 as well; I wrote several reviews when I hadn't written any for years. I'd like to aim for at least one review a month this year, and I may also write more short soundoff reviews as well. (I’m also slowly but surely writing blurbs for my 2022 album list which will drop eventually!!)

5. Listen to More Old Favorites

This is lower priority, but I want to appreciate music I already know well more this year! Typically I listen to something I check out frequently for a couple weeks before it falls out of rotation and I rarely go back to it. I'd like to keep at least one artist or album that I already know well in rotation most of the time, something I feel less pressured to focus on "processing" or analyzing and can just enjoy.
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