What is Quarter Notes?

Quarter Notes is a newsletter for music discovery and discussion by me, Chris Thiessen. Quarter Notes was initially created in 2020 as an exploration of the music of my birth year, 1995. Since then, I’ve expanded the newsletter’s scope to discuss music more broadly. The newsletter went on hiatus in 2022, but I’m starting it back up in 2023.

My goal moving forward is to have a pressure-free space to share songs and albums I love—as well as the occasional longer essay on music or other elements of culture, philosophy, and theology—as I start my journey toward a Masters degree and can’t commit to regular music writing.

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A music discovery and discussion newsletter by Chris Thiessen


Chris Thiessen

Hip-hop, Anniversaries, and Lists Editor @ Under the Radar Magazine Bylines: DJBooth, Consequence of Sound, Entertainment Weekly, Bandcamp, PopMatters Email: cthiessen95@gmail.com