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Purchase log picks: October 2021

[Spandau Ballet - True]

Duran Duran, FUTURE PAST

Duran Duran makes it a point to make each album sound distinctive, but that’s often meant the band would run away from the fundamentals which made them famous. FUTURE PAST, as the title indicates, finds the band embracing its past while still facing forward. Generations of bands in their wake is proof enough they were onto something enduring.

sungazer, Perihelion

Adam Neely said his goal was to be the Neil deGrasse Tyson of music theory education, and I say, he already is. But he can also write. If you had to file Perihelion in a section of a record store, jazz would be as a good a fit as any, but it wouldn’t be a complete descriptor of what Neely and drummer Shawn Crowder do.

Sugababes, One Touch (Deluxe Edition)

One Touch has grown on me over the last year, and the previously unreleased demos on this deluxe edition would have fit well on the album proper. I didn’t even mind the remixes on the second disc.

Spandau Ballet, True

I picked up this album on vinyl a long time ago, but I hadn’t really listened to it since. So I gave it a few plays on Spotify and grew to like it enough to want it on CD.

ZARD, BEST ~Request Memorial~

ZARD has always existed on the periphery of my Japanese music fandom. I had a sense they would be too mainstream J-Pop for me. This compilation showed up in the thrift store, and yes, it’s quite mainstream J-pop but not cloyingly so.

FINNEAS, Optimist

I couldn’t really get into Billie Eilish’s second album, but I really like the one her brother made.

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Purchase log, 2021-10-26

[John Coltrane - A Love Supreme Live in Seattle]

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
  • Duran Duran, FUTURE PAST (Deluxe Edition)
  • FINNEAS, Optimist
  • John Coltrane, A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle
Vinyl
  • Duran Duran, FUTURE PAST

Catalog

CD
  • A Taste of Honey, A Taste of Honey / Twice as Sweet
  • Carlos Paredes, Guitarra Potugesa
  • Goldfrapp, Felt Mountain
  • Goldfrapp, Seventh Tree
  • Goldfrapp, Supernature
  • Guns N’ Roses, The Spaghetti Incident?
  • Hugh Laurie, Let Them Talk
  • Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow
  • Johnny Cash, Unearthed
  • Kylie Minogue, Light Years
  • Meat Puppets, Classic Puppets
  • Robbie Williams, Escapology
  • Robbie Williams, Sing When You’re Winning
  • The Pretenders, The Pretenders
  • Vanessa Williams, The Right Stuff
  • VAST, Music for People
Vinyl
  • Howard Jones, Dream Into Action
  • Jack Wagner, Lighting Up the Night
  • Makaha Sons of Ni`ihau, No Kristo
  • Michael Jackson, Bad
  • Rolling Stones, Some Girls

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Tokyo Jihen, Kyouiku (Education)
  • Tokyo Jihen, Otona (Adult)
  • Tokyo Jihen, Goraku (Variety)
  • Tokyo Jihen, Sports
  • Tokyo Jihen, Daihakken (Discovery)
  • Tokyo Jihen, Ongaku (Music)

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