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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 picks, April 2021

Laurie Anderson, Big Science

I haven’t really understood why Laurie Anderson is so revered, even after listening to some of her other albums (Mister Heartbreak, Strange Angels.) I finally got around to listening to Big Science, and then I knew.

Grace Jones, Slave to the Rhythm

I like Warm Leatherette more, but as far as album covers go, Slave to the Rhythm has an iconic one.

Sturgill Simpson, Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 2

I’m not sure if the first volume of Cuttin’ Grass was meant to reveal any new facets to Simpson’s early albums, but it feels like the second volume does a better job of it.

Heaven 17, Penthouse and Pavement

Heaven 17 gets thrown in with Tears for Fears, ABC and Depeche Mode in music recommendation engines, but Penthouse and Pavement shows they were a little less melodic and a bit less danceable than those bands. And that’s not a knock.

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Purchase log, 2021-02-02

[bloodthirsty butchers - Mikansei]

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
  • Antonín Dvořák, Symphonies 7 & 8 (Christoph Von Dohnányi, Cleveland Orchestra)
  • bloom field, Sanka Sanbusaku
  • Brad Mehldau Trio, Day Is Done
  • Carpenters, The Singles 1969-1973
  • Dawn Upshaw and Richard Goode, Goethe-Lieder
  • Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 1 (Leonard Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic)
  • Leo Imai, 6 Japanese Covers
  • Metallica, S&M (Michael Kamen, San Francisco Symphony)
  • Niccolò Paganini, 24 Caprices (Midori)
  • Ryan Adams, 1989
  • The Chemical Brothers, Dig Your Own Hole
Vinyl
  • Ali Thomson, Take a Little Rhythm
  • Billy Joel, 52nd Street
  • Gaytheist, How Long Have I Been on Fire?
  • Heaven 17, How Men Are
  • The Streets, None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive
  • Soundtrack, The Sesame Street Book and Record

Reissues

Vinyl
  • bloodthirsty butchers, Mikansei

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