I was finishing off a track earlier today and while it rendered, I had a search through some older work and had a listen. I tend to always move on to the next project as soon as the current one is done; I never rest on my laurels. While this is a healthy work ethic for me, I often forget about certain tracks I've finished. When I say forget, I mean in the sense of remembering a certain emotion they provoke, or how a particular melody line went. Upon rediscovering some older work, I often find myself questioning it and comparing it recent stuff. Earlier, I was sat thinking 'Wow! How did I do this?" or "Is my new stuff as good as this was?". It got me thinking to a piece I read on a similar topic which was written by Brian Eno. I'll link it here if you'd like to read it.
I imagine this must be a common outlook upon returning to older pieces of work, especially when nostalgia kicks in and you remember a certain time or place that a piece may take you back to. I agreed with Eno, but I think it was nice to come to the realisation myself, that it's not a bad thing to do this and question yourself in regards to your current work. If anything, it can only serve as a way of maintaining quality control on your output.
Anyway, just my incoherent thought for the day :)