Media diet for Q1 2021


Spotify playlist for this quarter is here. Playlists for past quarters and years here.

Music I most enjoyed discovering this quarter:

Rediscovered or revisited (i.e. I’m no longer excluding great albums I revisited but hadn’t forgotten about), and really liked:


Ones I “really liked” (no star), or “loved” (star):

  • Zhao, Nomadland (2020) ★
  • Chung, Minari (2020) ★
  • Parker, South Park: The Pandemic Special (2020)
  • Various, The Good Lord Bird (2020)
  • King, Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) ★
  • Blakeson, I Care a Lot (2020)
  • Viveiros, And Then There Were None (2015)
  • Schrader, Unorthodox (2020) ★
  • Frank, The Queen’s Gambit (2020) ★
  • Various, Utopia: season 1 (2013) ★


Ones I “liked” or “really liked” (no star), or “loved” (star):

  • Hitman 3: Fun for a while because the levels are well-designed and open-ended, but the gameplay is pretty basic, the writing is bad, and it’s hard to predict what the rules of the world are (e.g. carrying an umbrella in the rain is apparently “suspicious” behavior).


  • Beckley, Unrivaled
  1. This album was composed by Bley but credited to Nick Mason of Pink Floyd so that it would sell more copies.[]

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