I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.
In addition to big scores at the thrift shops, I headed up to Vancouver, BC to visit Sikora’s Classical Records before it closed down for good.
- ASIAN KUNG-FU GENEARTION, Hometown
- Wayne Horvitz, Those Who Remain
- Alarm Will Sound, Modernists
- Anton Webern, Complete Webern (Pierre Boulez)
- Bob Mould, Workbook
- Cocteau Twins, Heaven or Las Vegas
- DJ Shadow, The Private Press
- Fugazi, Instrument Soundtrack
- George Antheil, Symphony No. 4 ‘1942’ / Symphony No. 5 / Over the Plains (John Storgårds, BBC Philharmonic)
- ISIS, Panopticon
- John Adams, Absolute Jest / Grand Pianola Music (Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony)
- John Rutter, Requiem
- mclusky, mclusky do dallas
- The Dillinger Escape Plan with Mike Patton, Irony Is a Dead Scene
- The Mars Volta, De-Loused in the Comatorium
- Tweet, Southern Hummingbird
- yMusic, Balance Problems
- Soundtrack, Star Wars: A New Hope
- Soundtrack, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
- Soundtrack, Wolf Hall: Tudor Music
- Giovanni Palestrina, Missa Papae Marcelli / Missa Brevis
- The Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet, Voodoo
- William Byrd, Mass for Five Voices / Mass for Four Voices
- Witold Lutoslawski, Concerto for Orchestra / Funeral Music / Venetian Games
- Witold Lutoslawski, Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2
- Witold Lutoslawski, Symphony No. 3
- Kate Bush, Remastered in Vinyl IV
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A decade ago, I wrote a series of entries ranking my favorite albums from 1985 to 2004. My collection has expanded greatly since then, particularly in the last five years. So I wanted to see what has changed in 10 years.
I remember not being much impressed with 2005. So much so, I made a half-arsed attempt at a Favorite Edition list and didn’t even call it such. It’s taken a lot of sifting to arrive at the present form of the list.
- Sigur Ros, Takk …
- Antony and the Johnston, I Am a Bird Now
- Ann-Sally, Brand-New Orleans
- Kate Bush, Aerial
- … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Worlds Apart
- Bob Mould, Body of Song
- Sleater-Kinney, The Woods
- Yorico, Cocoon
- Duran Duran, Beautiful Colours
- Kawai Kenji, TV Animation BLEACH Original Soundtrack 1
Other favorites of the year:
- Enya, Amarantine
- Grizzly Bear, Horn of Plenty
- Levi Kreis, One of the Ones
- Madonna, Confessions on a Dancefloor
The list goes through much shuffling due to some late discoveries. I didn’t pick up Anthony and the Johnsons till 2006 and Ann-Sally much later. BLEACH wouldn’t be appointment viewing till the following year.
The extended list gets pared down a lot. Fuji Fabric, Sasagawa Miwa and toddle make room for Grizzly Bear and Levi Kreis.
I was so desperate to find entries, I included catalog titles from Gang of Four and John Zorn. In hindsight, that was the signal my priorities were starting to shift.
Toward the end of 2005, I relaunched this site as a traditional blog instead of the interactive zine it had been. My interest in Japanese popular music started to wane, and I reached an age where the music of my youth was being reimagined — some would say misinterpreted — by up and coming bands.
2005 marked the beginning of the end of Musicwhore.org ver. 1.0.
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