A new album every single day of the year

// A human-curated playlist from every genre

Last summer, once again, I discover a book my dad had hidden in his library but, as you’ll understand, I’ve waited until now before digging into it.

It’s titled Lunario della Musica: Una canzone per ogni giorno dell’anno (which translates to Music Almanac: A song for every day of the year”) and it’s exactly as it says: every day of the year Carlo Boccadoro, an Italian pianist, composer and musicologist, suggests you an album to listen to.

I’ve only started1 but I’m loving it.

The book definitely pushes you out of your bubble2 but, at the same time, it provides you with a few-pages description for every album, explaining why it’s part of the list.

The genres space from jazz, to classical, pop, rock, folk, and many more. And it’s pleasant to find recommendations the old way, without any algorithm involved.

In the last few days I’ve listened to:

  • Michael Franks: Sleeping Gypsy (Jazz - Mellow)
  • Niccolò Castiglioni: Inverno-In-Ver (Classical–Reflective)
  • Isaac Hayes: Hot Buttered Soul (Soul/R&B–Soulful)
  • Antonio Zambrini: «Antonia» e altre canzoni (Jazz–Vibey) 😍
  • Paul McCartney: McCartney (Rock/Pop–Whimsical) 😍
  • Anatol Ljadov: Orchestral Works (Classical–Grand)
  • Sandy Denny: Gold Dust (Folk, Rock–Nostalgic)
  • David Sanborn: Upfront (Jazz–Energetic) 😍
  • Bob Dylan: Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (Folk, Blues–Poetic) 😍

I’m trying to keep an up-to-date playlist in Apple Music but I can’t promise I’ll add all the 365 albums to it. Still, I’ll try.

This is definitely one of the most interesting projects/habits I’ve taken on in a while and I highly suggest you to try it, even if, unfortunately, the book doesn’t have an English edition.3

After all, it’s only January: there’s no better time to start!

Amazon link

  1. Actually, I’m already behind and catching up↩︎

  2. It’s fair to say it often shoves you↩︎

  3. I still think it’s worth it to buy it and translate the album’s pages when listening to it. With nowadays technology there’s really no excuse.↩︎

Up next 🔗 The Mac as a place It’s like entering another world Shortcut: Get Safari URL as markdown link
Latest posts Wishing for a better Apple Notes A small tip for repeating tasks in Things 3 Design is not my only passion On the evolution of digital interfaces On Stephen King Long live opinionated design Shortcut: Get Safari URL as markdown link A new album every single day of the year 🔗 The Mac as a place Photos from Morocco New year, new website: 2024 edition HazeOver I hate Netflix Books I read in 2023 🔗 Design takes time Apps Default 2023 Inspiration 002 - Andrea Pazienza Writing is thinking Working a-sync in a 9-to-5 office job Custom style for ilPost.it My design principles Shortcut: Split Screen Inspiration 001 - Head Lopper Bear 2: What’s still missing Photos from Norway Apps stack for 2023 Max VP New year, new website: 2023 edition “Batman: The long Halloween” and the power of comic books An icon for mymind.com A dark theme for write.as