By Joel Heng Hartse
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 are no guilty pleasures. Listen to what moves you, regardless of whether you think you are supposed to like it, or it is good for you, or whatever.
Here, then, is my annual playlist. If you’ve been reading “Good Letters” for the last nine years, you know the drill: sixteen songs for 2016, each of which got ahold of me this year, for some reason. [Read more…]