4.1. Is this good?
I remember the first time I heard The Raincoats when I was 13 or so and I knew intuitively that it was really good but that it also wasn’t “good.” My therapist talked to me about evenly distributed attention (I think Freud said evenly suspended, but I’m not sure and it doesn’t matter) and that’s what The Raincoats inspired--a sort of evenly distributed, zoomed out listening. It wasn’t good music but the sound was great and so then the music was good after all, really, really good.
I’m noticing this feeling again, of not being sure if something is good or even knowing if the same standards of good are being applied as I understood them.