For me, listening to music, has really changed the last decade because of streaming and family life. Ten years ago, one of my favourite activities was opening a beer friday evening and browsing through everyting(!) from Boomkat the last week. Then pirating/buying everything I liked. The more obscure the better.
Nowadays I listen to music at work, travelling and hiking. If it's not available on Spotify, it doesn't exist. New Rolando Simmons? Oh, nothing new on streaming since 2017. I miss out a lot of new stuff, but at the same time, I've always had a foot in alternative rock, which is very accessible on streaming platforms, so there is always more than enough. A new thing is listening to more old classic. Five first Neil Young albums? Five highest RYM rated albums from 1981? Also, listening at work, travelling and hiking=more calm and harmonic sounds are appreciated. More ambient, more piano. Or maybe I'm just getting older.
Great new discoveries since 2010: Beach House, Leyland Kirby, 2814, Swans, Ben Frost, Arca, Grouper, OPN, John Maus, Nils Frahm, Actress, Jon Hopkins, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten, Agnes Obel.
2010: Beach House: Teen Dream, The National: High Violet, Deerhunter: Halycon Digest, Kvelertak: s/t, Four Tet: There is love... Laura Veirs; July Flame,
2011: PJ Harvey: Let England Shake, Tim Hecker: Ravedeath, Grouper:AIA, OPN: Replica, The Caretaker: Empty Bliss, Bon Iver: s/t, John Maus: We Must..., SQP:Ufalubum,
2012: Swans: The Seer, Beach House: Bloom, Godspeed: Allelujah, Andy Stott: Luxury Problems, Dinosaur Jr: I bet on sky,
2013: Boc: Tomorrows Harvest, AE: Exai, Tim Hecker: Virgins, Jon Hopkins: Immunity, OPN: R+7, Kurt Vile: Walking, Daft Punk: RAM, Agnes Obel: Aventine,
2014: Swans: To Be Kind, Aphex Twin: Syro, The War On Drugs: Lost in the Dream, Sharon Van Etten: Are We There, Iceage: Plowing..., Andy Stott: faith in Strangers, Spoon: They want my soul, Plaid: Reachy Prints, Clark: s/t, Ben Frost: Aurora, Arca: Xen.
2015: Sufjan Stevens: Carrie and Lowell, 2814, Jamie XX: In Colour, Balnck Mass: Dumb Flesh, Kurt Vile: believe..., Arca: Mutant.
2016: Bowie: Blackstar, Nick Cave: Skeleton Tree, Swans; The glowing man, Ae:Elseq, Car Seat Headrest: teens of denial,
2017: Mt Eerie: A crow looked at me, Slowdive: s/t, Blanck Mass: World Eater, GAS: Narkopop
2018: Daughters: You won't get, Against All Logic 2012-2017, Beach House: 7, Tim Hecker: Konoyo, Low: Double Negative, Ae:NTS, Skee Mask: Compro, The Caretaker, GAS: Rausch.
2019: So far... Weyes Blood, Blanck Mass, Plaid, Rafael Anton Irissari,