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Final exam grades are posted

So it took a little longer than I expected, but after many exhausting hours I have finished grading your exams. Now I have to figure out all the averages. Luxury life.


Here’s a list of the albums I listened to, in order, while grading the exams. I listened to the entirety of each, except the last one, which I’m listening to now.

The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground
(Ten) Years Together – Peter, Paul and Mary
The Graduate – Simon & Garfunkel
Sounds of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme – Simon & Garfunkel
Spanish Virtuoso – Angel Romero
Lullabies of Birdland – Ella Fitzgerald
Silence Yourself – Savages
Slow Focus – Fuck Buttons
Somewhere Else – Indians
Today We’re Believers – Royal Canoes
Torres – Torres
True Romance – Charli XCX
Untitled Love EP – Adesse
When The Night – St. Lucia
Yeezus – Kanye West
6 Feet Beneath The Moon – King Krule
Almanac – Widowspeak
AM – Arctic Monkeys
Amygdala – DJ Koze
Herein Wild – Frankie Rose
Holy Fire – Foals
Howlin’ – Jagwar Ma
Hummingbird – Local Natives
Immunity – Jon Hopkins
London EP – Banks
Major Arcana – Speedy Ortiz
Matangi – M.I.A.
Monomania – Deerhunter
Night Time, My Time – Sky Ferreira
Nothing Was The Same – Drake
Old – Danny Brown
Once I Was An Eagle – Laura Marling

HW 9

The last homework is here. It will be due Monday 2 December 2013, in class. 

Section 4.2: 7, 8
Section 3.5: 20
Section 5.3: 1, 2, 3(a) and (b)
You’ll want to use a computer to calculate some of the matrices in some of the problems. I recommend using Matlab through the Virtual SINC site:
To borrow a phrase from Rubeus Hagrid: it’s dead useful.

Sometimes when I listen to a lot of new music it is a little overwhelming and it’s hard to remember what was good and what was not so good. So sometimes I’m a little surprised when I go back to certain certain artists and I have that old familiar feeling of listening to a song that I like. It’s a good feeling. Anyway, 

Banks (she has more danceable songs like this one, which is not to be confused with the track of the same name from earlier this year by Iggy Azalea (new remix dropped recently is pretty good, if somewhat brostep for my taste), 
Deptford Goth (he’s kind of like James Blake meets The xx except a little less minimalist), 
Adesse (sample on that track is from O Superman by Laurie Anderson, who’s OG and the recent widow of Lou Reed, the legend. If you get nothing out of this class but the fact that The Velvet Underground were one of the best bands ever, I’ll have done my job (okay, not really, but they were amazing. Their début was the first album I ever bought on vinyl)),
and Perera Elsewhere are pretty good.
In other news, winter is coming: