Hi, I'm Daniel Aguirre: a nomad telecom engineer, music spy, and space runner.

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ABOUT

I'm Daniel Aguirre, and I'm a telecommunications engineer, music blogger, and runner.

I have a music blog called μ sique, and I write a newsletter about the telecom industry.

Sometimes I write for Newhz, and The Unwired People.

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Best of lists

Today the Academy Award nominations were announced. After going through the list of nominees I knew I had a lot of catching up to do 1. Because that’s what the lists are for, right?

There are best of lists for everything.

No matter how specific or broad a topic is, there will be a best of list of it. There are millions of websites and blogs posting best of lists. I do the same in my music blog. Every december µ sique posts a list with the best records of the year. µ sique, my music blog, is one of those.

Every year I put a lot of time creating something special. A one-of-a-kind list. I think not only about the records that make the list itself, but also about the design behind the list.

μ sique: Best of 2014

I am very lucky to have a (very good) designer as a girlfriend. We spend many weeks deciding what’s the best design for the list. We would start with a main design theme, and then develop different cases and variations considering the records’ artworks.

With many best of lists around, the design of my list becomes very important; it’s what makes it unique.

So if you haven’t checked it out, now it’s a perfect time to catch up with last year’s best music.

  1. I’ve only watched a couple movies from the ‘Best Picture’ category. I think Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is fantastic, and Iñarritu’s “Birdman” has a lot of merit for being risky.