I’m in another one of my Steve Reich phases. The world would be a better place if we all just listened to a little more Steve.

To an untrained ear, Steve might sound a lot like his better-known minimalist counterpart, Philip Glass. But while Phil has marketing and charisma behind him, Steve has a raw sort of musical genius that hasn’t been seen in a modern composer for quite some time. His harmonic structures, rhythmic patterns, and orchestral textures are truly visionary and immediately identifiable.

So load up your Amazon shopping cart, kids. (And if you’re feeling wild’n’crazy, load it up some more.) Your ears will thank you for it.