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Purchase log, 2021-06-08

[The Neptunes - The Neptunes Present ... Clones]

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
  • Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood and Jason Isbell, Live at the Shoals Theatre

Catalog

CD
  • Aaliyah, One in a Million
  • Dilated Peoples, The Platform
  • Giacomo Puccini, Madama Butterfly
  • Martha Argerich, Chopin: The Legendary 1965 Recordings
  • Mstislav Rostropovich, Rostropovich: The Russian Years – Shostakovich Cello Concertos
  • Paul Moravec, Tempest Fantasy / Mood Swings / B.A.S.S. Variations / Scherzo (Trio Solisti)
  • Paul Moravec, The Time Gallery / Protean Fantasy / Ariel Fantasy (eighth blackbird)
  • Steven Mackey, Heavy Light (Mosaic)
  • The Neptunes, The Neptunes Present … Clones
  • The Velvet Underground, White Light / White Heat

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Purchase log picks, May 2021

[Arditti Quartet - Arditti]

Alexander O’Neal, Hearsay

When this album was released, I felt a bit of Jam and Lewis fatigue. After doing right by Janet Jackson and the Human League (somewhat), the production duo seemed to be everywhere. Of course, 30 years later, I picked up this album at the thrift store because Jam and Lewis are on it.

Yo Majesty, Return of the Matriarch

It doesn’t feel like they went away.

Dmitri Shostakovich, The Symphonies (Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Bernard Haitink)

I’m incredibly familiar with the 15 string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich, but I’ve been ambivalent about his symphonies. So I’ve been picking up Shostakovich symphony albums piecemeal when they show up at the thrift stores. I finally lucked into a box set at the now-defunct Seattle location of Everyday Music.

Of course, I have to agree with consensus about the fifth symphony. I don’t think the seventh is actually that great, but I do like the crunchiness of the eighth.

Arditti Quartet, Arditti

I’ve actually wanted to own this album for a long time, given its proximate release to Kronos Quartet’s first few major label albums. But the flow of time made me forget about this album till I saw it at Everyday Music before the store’s closure. (I do own a disc of Ligeti quartets on which Arditti performs.) I don’t want to enter the debate about which quartet is “better”, but I can understand critics who would side with Arditti.

John Adams, On the Transmigration of Souls

Wow, this piece really is mournful.

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Purchase log, 2021-05-04

[Laurie Anderson - Big Science]

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.

Catalog

CD
  • 54-40, 54-40
  • Arditti Quartet, Arditti
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, The Symphonies (Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic, Concertgebouw)
  • Francis Poulenc, Chamber Music
  • Györgi Ligeti, The Ligeti Project IV
  • Heart, Dreamboat Annie
  • Heaven 17, Penthouse and Pavement
  • Holy Fuck, Latin
  • John Adams, Music from Nixon in China
  • John Adams, On the Transmigration of Souls
  • John Coltrane, Africa / Brass
  • Laurie Anderson, Big Science
  • Sufjan Stevens, The Age of Adz
  • The Olivia Tremor Control, Black Foliage
LP
  • The Swimming Pool Q’s, World War Two Point Five
  • XTC, Go 2

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Purchase log, 2021-04-27

[Jacob Collier - In My Room]

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.

Catalog

CD
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 (Vladimir Ashkenazy)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 10 (Helsinki Philharmonic, James De Priest)
  • Jacob Collier, In My Room
  • Linda Ronstadt and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, What’s New
  • Maurice Ravel, Bolero / Rhapsodie Espagnole / La Valse / Alborada del gracioso (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit)
  • The Pretenders, The Singles
  • Tiffany Haddish, She Ready

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Purchase log, 2020-03-02

[Anton Reicha - Reicha Rediscovered, Vol. 3 (Ivan Ilić)]

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
  • Anton Reicha, Reicha Rediscovered, Vol. 3 (Ivan Ilić)
  • PJ Harvey, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea Demos

Catalog

CD
  • Astor Piazzolla, The Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night
  • Beastie Boys, Some Old Bullshit
  • Camouflage, Meanwhile
  • Phil Collins, Face Value
  • Queen, Greatest Hits
  • Sergei Prokofiev / Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concertos No. 1 (Maxim Vengerov, Mstislav Rostrophovich, London Symphony Orchestra)
  • Sia, Some People Have Real Problems
  • The Church, Starfish
  • The Verve, Urban Hymns
Vinyl
  • The Fixx, Reach the Beach

Reissues

Vinyl
  • PJ Harvey, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

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Purchase log, 2019-07-30

[NUMBER GIRL - Kanden no Kioku]

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
  • NUMBER GIRL, Kanden no Kioku

Catalog

CD
  • 2Pac, All Eyez on Me
  • Béla Bartók, Mikrokosmos
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphonies (Complete) Vol. 1 (Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ladislav Slovak)
  • Ed Sheeran, x
  • Everything But the Girl, Adapt or Die: Ten Years of Remixes
  • Everything But the Girl, Worldwide
  • Franz Josef Haydn, String Quartets, Op. 54, Nos. 1-3 (Kodály Quartet)
  • Franz Josef Haydn, String Quartets, Op. 55, Nos. 1-3 (Kodály Quartet)
  • Franz Josef Haydn, String Quartets, Op. 64, Nos. 1-3 (Kodály Quartet)
  • Janet Jackson, Janet Jackson
  • Kalapana, Kalapana
  • Leonard Bernstein, Mass
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights (Original Cast Recording)
  • Madonna, Rebel Heart (Deluxe Edition)
  • Missy Elliott, Da Real World
  • Neko Case and Her Boyfriends, Furnace Room Lullaby
  • Nelly, Country Grammar
  • Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted
  • Pierre Boulez, Messiaen: Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum / Couleurs de la Cité Celeste / Stravinsky: Symphony of Wind Instruments
  • Robert Palmer, Secrets
Vinyl
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Live 1975-1985
  • Franz Schubert, Die schöne Müllerin (Deitrich Fischer-Dieskau)

Reissues

CD
  • Janet Jackson, Control: The Remixes
Vinyl
  • Janet Jackson, Rhythm Nation 1814
  • Janet Jackson, The Velvet Rope

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Purchase log, 2018-05-08

[Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 9]

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.

The monthly $0.10 CD Sale at Lifelong Thrift Shop was particular fruitful where classical music is concerned.

Catalog

CD
  • Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 4 (Herbert Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic)
  • Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 9 (Christoph Dohnányi, Cleveland Orchestra)
  • Benjamin Britten, Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo / Music of Bali / British Folk Songs (Benjamin Britten; Peter Pears)
  • Benjamin Britten, String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 / Alla marcia / Three Divertimenti (Sorell Quartet)
  • Clara Schumann, Complete Works for Piano 3 (Jozef De Beenhouwer)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich / Sergei Prokofiev, Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 / Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges (Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 6 / Theme and Variations / Scherzo / Suite “Alone” (Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 7 (Yuri Temirkanov, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Emerson String Quartet, Bach: The Art of Fugue
  • Fugazi, The Argument
  • Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 1 (Sir Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
  • Percy Grainger, Themes of Grainger (Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble)
  • Peter Lawson, American Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1
  • Sam Smith, The Thrill of It All (Deluxe Edition)
  • Samuel Barber, Music of Samuel Barber (Leonard Slatkin, St. Louis Symphony)
  • Samuel Barber / Charles Ives / Aaron Copland, Barber: Adagio for Strings / Ives: Symphony No. 3 / Copland: Quiet City (Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner)
Vinyl
  • Madvillain, Madvillainy
  • New Order, Technique
  • Sam Smith, The Thrill of It All (Deluxe Edition)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced

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