Hanif Abdurraquib’s ongoing “playlist project” SIXTY EIGHT 2 OH FIVE includes year-by-year playlists and links to live performances from 1968 to 2005, and essays from friends “about a single album that turned their world upside down.” Essays to date: “2005: Keyshia Cole, The Way It Is,” by Nabila Lovelace; “1976: Bob Dylan, Desire,” by Matt Mitchell; “1993: Janet Jackson, Janet”, by Aricka Foreman; “1969: Johnny Cash, At San Quentin,” by Adia Victoria; “2000: Jill Scott, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1,” by Tomás Miriti Pacheco; and “1997: Radiohead, OK Computer,” by Vivian Lee; “1991: Pearl Jam, Ten,” by Nicholas Russell. posted by mandolin conspiracy (2 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Ten remains Pearl Jam’s best-selling record, giving fuel to the proverbial fires of those who belittle the band by saying they peaked early. Honestly, I wouldn’t know, I’ve never listened to any of their subsequent albums in full.

You precious kid. You have a lifetime to discover there is so much more going on with them. I hope you someday take that journey because I’ve been along it all along the way and they continue to fascinate, both newer and older material.
posted by hippybear at 2:48 PM on August 2

To add to the mix, Hanif is also singlehandedly writing and voicing the entire upcoming third season of KCRW’s Lost Notes podcast, coming this September. (Disclosure: I’m the show’s senior producer.)
posted by mykescipark at 3:35 PM on August 2 [3 favorites]