Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
Animal Collective is a weird band. Their first few albums were nothing more than were techno-sounding garbage. As they discovered their sound and style, their music turned into something pretty great—something resembling electronic rock. Check out their album Merriweather Post Pavilion. If you like that, you’re probably a fan.
Stranger Things OST
Stranger Things is a great show with an awesome electronic soundtrack. Most of the two-volume soundtrack consists of short songs that work better as background noise than real songs, though there are a few good ones in there. Check out Friendship, Abilities, Kids Two, and, of course, Stranger Things.