2012, so far

Because why not.

Albums

  1. Death Grips – The Money Store
  2. Grimes – Visions
  3. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  4. Sharon van Etten – Tramp
  5. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
  6. The Shins – Port of Morrow
  7. Twin Shadow – Confess
  8. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
  9. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
  10. Chairlift – Something
  11. Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
  12. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
  13. The Men – Open Your Heart
  14. Kishi Bashi – 151a
  15. The Walkmen – Heaven
  16. King Tuff – King Tuff
  17. of Montreal – Paralytic Stalks
  18. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
  19. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
  20. Best Coast – The Only Place
  21. Beach House – Bloom
  22. Metric – Synthetica
  23. Regina Spektor – What We Saw from the Cheap Seats

Songs

  1. Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”
  2. Spiritualized – “Hey Jane”
  3. Cloud Nothings – “Stay Useless”
  4. Grimes – “Oblivion”
  5. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
  6. Twin Shadows – “Golden Light”
  7. The Shins – “The Rifle’s Spiral”
  8. Death Grips – “Hacker”
  9. Sleigh Bells – “Comeback Kid”
  10. Chairlift – “I Belong in Your Arms”
  11. Dirty Projectors – “Impregnable Question”
  12. Sharon van Etten – “Serpents”
  13. Japandroids – “The Night of Wine and Roses”
  14. The Men – “Open Your Heart”
  15. King Tuff – “Bad Thing”
  16. Fun. – “Some Nights”
  17. Metric – “Youth Without Youth”
  18. of Montreal – “Ye, Renew the Plaintiff”
  19. Beach House – “Myth”
  20. Kishi Bashi – “Manchester”
  21. The Walkmen – “Heaven”
  22. Killer Mike – “Big Beast”
  23. Best Coast – “The Only Place”
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Stuart Butler is a very good writer

A conservative libertarian does not believe that a
truly free society will result from some Götterdämmerung of government, in which the shackles of the state are finally thrown off, and that any compromise will only postpone the day of freedom. The conservative libertarian would probably not differ too much in his vision of utopia, but he believes that freedom is a comparative situation, and that we may need to compromise, horse-trade, and sometimes travel by an indirect route to bring society closer to the final but unattainable goal.

Heritage’s Stuart Butler, defending his “enterprise zones” idea in 1982. I think a lot of left-leaning folks underestimate the extent to which the exact same arguments about the virtues of compromise take place, or at the very least took place, on the right.