Allow me to assuage your fears: there will still be an official post counting down this year’s good music, as unlikely as that sounds. I managed to scrape together enough decent music so I wouldn’t have to stop that feature on its 20th anniversary. However the section at the end in which I opine on the state of the now-deceased music industry is going to be folded out into its very own standalone post.
I am here to document the ongoing decline of music in the public sphere, as I have every year- with all my predictions consistently coming true.
Basically, it’s another piece of writing I can point to and say “I was right”.