Media diet for Q3 2019


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

Okay, music I most enjoyed discovering this quarter:

Had completely forgotten about, now rediscovered and really liked:

Why so many re-discoveries this quarter? I’m listening through the history of rock music again and constructing this playlist along the way. (Many other great albums I listened to recently aren’t listed above because I hadn’t forgotten about them.)


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

  • Paul Feig: A Simple Favor (2018)
  • Gaspar Noe: Climax (2018)
  • Ari Aster: Midsommar (2019) ★


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

  • [none]


  • [none]


  1. says

    I see that Aster’s “Hereditary” didn’t get a star. Did you prefer Midsommar? Did any particular element of Hereditary not work for you? (I think both are masterworks, but Hereditary haunts me in a way that Midsommar hasn’t.)

    • Luke says

      I did like Midsommar better, hard to say why. I guess it was more unique, and I thought the details of Aster’s filmmaking craft were somewhat more successful in Midsommar. But it’s a small enough difference that it could just be I was in a better mood or paying more attention in one case vs. the other. :)

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