Hurray! It’s time for my annual soundtrack. I can hardly believe I’ve now made five of these things. These are the twelve songs that impacted me the most this year.
I love the cohesiveness of this mix. Tracks one and twelve form bookends, a kind of point and counter-point that frame three narratives. Tracks two through four depict the rise and fall of unrequited affection. Tracks five through nine all have something to say about heaven. Tracks ten and eleven are about regaining perspective.