Purchase log, 2022-11-29

[Royal Wood - What Tomorrow Brings]

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.

New releases

CD
  • Royal Wood, What Tomorrow Brings
Vinyl
  • Duran Duran, FUTURE PAST (The Complete Edition)
  • Old 97s, One Last Ride: Old 97s Plays Johnny Cash

Catalog

CD
  • Boyz II Men, Cooleyhighharmony
  • Boyz II Men, II
  • Pearl Jam, Vs.
  • Pearl Jam, Yield
  • Robyn, Robyn Is Here
  • Skinny Puppy, Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse
  • System of a Down, Mezmerize
  • The Creatures, Boomerang
  • Tom Waits, Swordfishtrombones

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Duran Duran, Hammersmith Live ’82
  • Marshall Crenshaw, Marshall Crenshaw (40th Anniversary Edition)
  • Rick Springfield, “Jesse’s Girl” (40th Anniversary Edition)
  • The Dead Milkmen, Metaphysical Graffiti

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Purchase log, 2022-11-22

[Freedy Johnston - Back on the Road to You]

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.

New releases

CD
  • Tyondai Braxton, Telekinesis
Vinyl
  • Freedy Johnston, Back on the Road to You

Catalog

CD
  • Bettye LaVette, I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise
  • Runrig, Searchlight
  • Slayer, Seasons in the Abyss

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Nirvana, In Utero

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Purchase log, 2022-11-15

[Meredith Monk - The Recordings]

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.

New releases

CD
  • Christine and the Queens, Redcar les adorable etoiles
Vinyl
  • Björk, Fossora
  • Hilary Hahn, Eclipse (Andres Orozco-Estrada, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra)

Catalog

CD
  • Frederic Chopin, Nocturnes: Complete Recordings (Daniel Barenboim)
  • Johannes Brahms, Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 (Nigel Kennedy, Klaus Tennstedt, London Philharmonic)
  • NSync, No Strings Attached
  • Pat Metheny Group, Still Life (Talking)
  • Rush, Signals
  • Sō Percussion, Amid the Noise
  • Stephen Wilson, Grace for Drowning
  • The Roots, The Roots Come Alive
  • The Style Council, Cafe Bleu
  • Soundtrack, BLEACH BEAT COLLECTION
Vinyl
  • Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion, Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part

Reissues

CD
  • Guns N’ Roses, Use Your Illusion I (Deluxe Edition)
  • Guns N’ Roses, Use Your Illusion II (Deluxe Edition)
Boxed Set
  • Meredith Monk, The Recordings
Vinyl
  • Ride, Nowhere

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Purchase log, 2022-11-08

[Chris Isaak - San Francisco Days]

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.

New releases

CD
  • Luke Evans, A Song for You
  • Robin Holcomb, One Way or Another, Vol. 1
Vinyl
  • Taylor Swift, Midnights
  • UA, Are U Romantic?

Catalog

CD
  • 10cc, Original Soundtrack
  • Dismemberment Plan, Emergency & I
  • Grace Jones, Island Life
  • John Vanderslice, Life and Death of an American Fourtracker
  • Johnny Cash, American VI: Ain’t No Grave
  • Miami Sound Machine, Primitive Love
  • The National, High Violet
Vinyl
  • Madonna, Music

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Chris Isaak, San Francisco Days

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Purchase log, 2022-11-01

[Barbara Lewis - Hello Stranger]

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.

New releases

Vinyl
  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, Planet Folks

Catalog

CD
  • Benny Andersson, Klinga Mina Klockor
  • Billy Joel, The Stranger
  • DJ Krush, Krush
  • Moby, Moby
  • Soundtrack, More Immortal Beloved
Vinyl
  • Barbara Lewis, Hello Stranger
  • Heaven 17, Penthouse and Pavement
  • INXS, The Swing
  • TLC, Crazysexycool
  • Yano Akiko, Iroha no Konpeitou

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Death Cab for Cutie, The Photo Album (Deluxe Edition)

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Purchase log, 2022-10-25

[Hajime Chitose - Shima Kyora Umui]

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.

New releases

CD
  • Taylor Swift, Midnights

Catalog

CD
  • Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath
  • Brodsky Quartet, Brodsky Unlimited
  • Brothers Johnston, Greatest Hits
  • Club Nisei, Japanese Music of Hawaii
  • Hajime Chitose, Shima Kyora Umui
  • Sarah Brightman, The Songs that Got Away
  • Tim McGraw, Everywhere
Vinyl
  • Everything But the Girl, Love Not Money
  • Prefab Sprout, Two Wheels Good
  • RJD2, Deadringer
  • Queen, The Game
  • We’ve Got a Fuzzbox and We’re Going to User It, “What’s the Point (The Boisterous One)”

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Kylie Minogue, Impossible Princess

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Purchase log, 2022-10-18

[Hilary Hahn - Eclipse]

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.

New releases

CD
  • Darren Hayes, Homosexual
  • Hilary Hahn, Eclipse (Andres Orozco-Estrada, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra)
Files
  • Robin Holcomb, One Way or Another, Vol. 1

Catalog

CD
  • Babyface, For the Cool in You
  • Deer Tick, Born on Flag Day
  • Echo and the Bunnymen, Crocodiles
  • Fountains of Wayne, Fountains of Wayne
  • Mötley Crüe, Greate$t Hit$
  • Prince, Welcome 2 America
  • Wire, Not About to Die
Vinyl
  • easy life, Life’s a Beach

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Duran Duran, Medazzaland
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto, Beauty

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Looking ahead: November-December 2022

[Kylie Minogue - Impossible Princess]

Spice Girls, Spiceworld (Deluxe Edition), Nov. 4

This album was definitely rushed to capitalize on the Spice Girls’ fame, so you wouldn’t be faulted for perceiving it as Spice the Sequel. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Deluxe Edition), Nov. 25

For a 2002 album, Yoshimi definitely deserved its spot on critics’ year-end lists, but next to The Soft Bulletin, it didn’t quite satisfy the same itch.

Sigur Rós, () (Deluxe Edition), Nov. 25

I’m getting this deluxe edition because I’m a fan of the band, but I don’t really like this album.

Shiina Ringo, Hyakuyaku no Cho, Nov. 30

We’ve already had a tribute album, so let’s see what a remix album yields.

Vinyl

Kylie Minogue, Impossible Princess (Anniversary Edition), Oct. 21

Impossible Princess was never released in the US, but at least you can stream it now. For its 25th anniversary, the album gets a vinyl reissue. I’m hoping it’s not going to be as difficult to acquire as Fever vinyl reissues.

Death Cab for Cutie, The Photo Album (Deluxe Edition), Oct. 28

Death Cab for Cutie already released this deluxe edition digitally, and the vinyl edition is essentially the only physical version of this reissue. As a compact disc devotee, I’m disappointed, but if the enclosed download code gives me access to the Bandcamp FLAC files, I can get over it.

Duran Duran, Hammersmith Live ’82, Nov. 25
Marshall Crenshaw, Marshall Crenshaw (Deluxe Edition), Nov. 25
The Dead Milkmen, Metaphysical Graffiti, Nov. 25

For the past few years, Record Store Day Black Friday hasn’t been as financially ruinous as the main spring event, but this year, I’ll be braving the crowds for Duran Duran, Marshall Crenshaw and the Dead Milkmen.

Information Society, Peace and Love (Anniversary Edition), Dec. 2

I remember learning about the release date of this album back in 1992 and thought there would be a big push to promote it. Then I forgot about it. Evidently, so did Tommy Boy. It’s a rather underrated album.

Soundtrack, BLEACH, Dec. 14

Yes, I subscribed to Hulu just to catch BLEACH: Thousand Year Blood War. And yeah, the moment this title was announced, I put in a pre-order.

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Purchase log, 2022-10-11

[Judy Tenuta - Buy This, Pigs!]

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.

New releases

CD
  • Charlie Puth, CHARLIE
  • Hajime Chitose, Niji no Fumoto
Vinyl
  • Beyoncé, RENAISSANCE
Files
  • Sassyblack, BLK

Catalog

CD
  • Echo and the Bunnymen, Songs to Learn & Sing
  • Pixies, Death to the Pixies
  • Robbie Williams, Swing When You’re Winning
  • The Clash, London Calling (Deluxe Edition)
  • XTC, Rag & Bone Buffet
Vinyl
  • Department of Eagles, In Ear Park
  • John Coltrane, Ballads
  • Judy Tenuta, Buy This, Pigs!
  • Philip Glass, Low Symphony
File upgrades

These albums were purchased as MP3 downloads and upgraded to FLAC.

  • Dylan Rice, Fits and Fevers
  • Gaytheist, Hold Me … But Not So Tight
  • Gaytheist, Stealth Beats

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Purchase log, 2022-10-04

[Huey Lewis and the News - Picture This]

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.

New releases

CD
  • Amanda Shires, Take It Like a Man
  • Björk, Fossora
  • Santigold, Spirituals
  • Steve Reich, Runner / Music for Ensemble and Orchestra

Catalog

CD
  • Das EFX, Dead Serious
  • Dashboard Confessional, The Places That You Have Come to Fear the Most
  • Descendents, Somery
  • Huey Lewis and the News, Picture This
  • Pale Saints, In Ribbons
Vinyl
  • Aaliyah, Aaliyah
  • Cyndi Lauper, True Colors
  • George Michael, Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1
  • Robyn, Honey
  • Sting, The Bridge

Reissues

CD
  • Janet Jackson, Japanese Singles Collection
  • Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Deluxe Edition)
Vinyl
  • Caitlin Cary, While You Weren’t Looking

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