Do you ever feel like you don't listen to enough music? Or, you're so busy stuck on '90s R&B and throwback hip-hop that you don't have the energy to listen to classic albums (or what's new)? My ears are burning on that last one. The Music Writer Exercise is here to get your music knowledge up— and to save you from embarrassing conversations with music snobs in 2022.
The Music Writer Exercise is a month-long project created by journalist Gary Suarez in 2015. Although it's popular among music journalists, anyone can join.
I'll be honest. I'm about a week behind. Bad student. I know. But hey, I had to hate watch the Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That...so gimme partial credit. However, I will definitely use this #MWE opportunity to work my way through some of those "best of" music lists. You know, the ones that we all usually glaze over, scan for our favorites and then stop reading.
Plus, it's a nice way to revisit albums that I heard waaayyy back in the day but that haven't made it into my normal streaming rotation.
You with me?
P.S. If you have no idea where to begin, don't worry. Music nerds got you covered: