Tanner, c. 2010
*These are my 20 favorite songs of the past decade – not the 20 I consider “best” (who can say?) but my 20 favorites. Enjoy*
20. Wiseman – Frank Ocean
19. Cruel – St. Vincent
18. I Miss You – Beyoncé
17. Myth – Beach House
16. Chamakay – Blood Orange
15. Kiss It Better – Rihanna
14. Generation – Liturgy
13. Snowed In At Wheeler Street – Kate Bush
12. Fourfiveseconds – Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney
11. CMYK – James Blake
10. Lost In The World/Who Will Survive In America? – Kanye West
9. Oh, What A World – Kacey Musgraves
8. Sue (or In A Season Of Crime) – David Bowie
7. Beth/Rest – Bon Iver
6. Daydreaming – Radiohead
5. 1000 Deaths – D’Angelo and the Vanguard
4. 4 Degrees – Anohni
3. Love It If We Made It – The 1975
2. Sandra’s Smile – Blood Orange
1. Hacker – Death Grips
Grafton met up with
12th Street to discuss Big Tech, nostalgia, and the Notre-Dame de Paris fire of 2019. Check it out here.
Grafton sat down with Jake Hanrahan of Popular Front, a podcast that covers conflict journalism across the world, to talk about nostalgia and capitalism. Listen
Grafton argues that the entrepreneurial ideology peddled by motivational speakers and tech companies has given rise to a culture of nostalgia. Read the essay over at
. The Los Angeles Review of Books
Grafton’s band Superpuppet has released their debut EP,
Museum, on Outer Worlds Records. Purchase the EP here or stream it on Apple Music and Spotify.
Grafton sits down with Joe Silva, host of the Georgia Public Broadcasting radio program
Just Off The Radar, for an interview about his favorite vaporwave tracks. Check out the episode here.
Grafton aligns public intellectual Jordan Peterson with the very ideology he rails against: postmodernism. Read the critique over at
. Merion West
Grafton’s band Superpuppet have announced the release of their debut EP:
Museum is out on October 12, 2018 via Outer Worlds Records. The band (Tanner, Blake Lewis, Justin Belk, and Michael Buice) recorded the three-track EP in 2011. Listen to their single, “Analogarhythm,” below.
Museum on iTunes and Amazon.
Grafton targets the Silicon Valley technocrats who believe more ethical technology will solve the problems of social media.
Read the essay at The Los Angeles Review of Books.
Grafton reviews Terry Tapp’s 2017 memoir,
A Serf’s Journal (Zero Books, 2017), for The Hong Kong Review of Books. Read the review here.