The Sublime – Melissa Merritt

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In the world of art and photography, I have long had an interest in the concept of ‘the sublime’. For Burke, the sublime was an experience of shock and awe; for Kant, the sublime revealed a reality that is fundamentally indeterminate, undecidable and unpresentable. He said ‘We call sublime that which is absolutely great’; and for Schiller, the sublime is …

Top Albums of 2022

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It is that time of year, and here is my list of albums of the year. As usual this is based on the number of times I have had them on repeat on Apple Music and in other formats, mainly vinyl, and a non-trivial amount of thinking about the music. Some of the choices might surprise you, and I am …