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While I was off gallivanting up and down the west coast, New Yorker pop critic Sasha Frere-Jones dropped the first installment of a new series called Dithering, which will be devoted to a subject he describes succinctly in an introductory post as “the sound quality of recorded music—analog, digital, or any combination thereof.” The first proper entry is an interview with Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, and it seems to indicate that Frere-Jones’s specific concern is the way that evolving recording formats influence our tastes and vice versa.