Season 2, Episode 3 – 2021 and the Current State of Music

Strange Currencies Podcast

Last year, the Strange Currencies Podcast devoted an entire episode to their favorite music of 2020. However, 2021 left Matt, Glenn, and Tim feeling rather underwhelmed by new releases. In this episode, they discuss albums that caught their ear in 2021, the current state of the music industry, and a recent article in The Atlantic that ponders the question: “Is ‘old’ music killing ‘new’ music?”

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  • Matt Ryan

    Matt Ryan founded Strange Currencies Music in January 2020, and remains the site's editor-in-chief. The creator of the "A Century of Song" project and co-host of the "Strange Currencies Podcast," Matt enjoys a wide variety of genres, but has a particular affinity for 60s pop, 90s indie rock, and post-bop jazz. He is an avid collector of vinyl, and a multi-instrumentalist who has played/recorded with several different bands and projects.

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