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Purchase log picks, fourth quarter 2022

[Taylor Swift - Midnights]

Hilary Hahn, Eclipse

Jesus, that Ginastera concerto is a monster!

Taylor Swift, Midnights

I don’t know if Taylor Swift has a Dirty Computer or Karuki Zaamen Kuri no Hana in her, but it feels like she’s tip-toeing in that direction. I doubt she’d ever go fully weird because her branding is too big to fail.

Judy Tenuta, Buy This, Pigs!

I’ve known about Judy Tenuta since high school, but my media consumption somehow managed never to cross paths with her stand-up. YouTube has since rectified that, and upon hearing the news of her passing, I felt compelled to seek out her comedy debut album, which has so far never been reissued on CD or fully digitized on a streaming platform.

Huey Lewis and the News, Picture This

Sports is the 800-pound gorilla in the Huey Lewis and the News oeuvre, but Picture This is no slouch either. I rather thank it’s been unfairly overshadowed by its immediate descendant.

Hajime Chitose, Shima Kyora Umui

It’s taken me 20 years to purchase an actual physical copy of this album. Hajime’s major label career has mostly ignored these earlier youthful recordings, but they’re super informative on her singing style, let alone how well she adapted it to a pop setting.

Royal Wood, What Tomorrow Brings

Wood calls this album the first he’s didn’t abandon, paraphrasing the quote: “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” It definitely shows. He makes some slight but adventurous tweaks to his sound, incorporating more synths and drum machines without losing his folk crooner vibe.

Miami Sound Machine, Primitive Love

The singles from this album were ubiquitous at the time, which dissuaded both my brother and me from staking claim on it. Enough time has passed to reveal those singles to be incredibly durable and fitting well with the album on the whole.

The Dismemberment Plan, Emergency & I

You kinda need to have this album if you remotely like Changes.

These fourth quarter picks can be found in the Favorite Edition 2022 Year Final:

  • Charlie Puth, CHARLIE
  • Robin Holcomb, One Way or Another, Vol. 1

And one more pick can be found in the Favorite Edition Catalog 2022:

  • Club Nisei, Japanese Music of Hawaii

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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, 2022-10-18

[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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Purchase log, 2020-11-24

[PJ Harvey - Dry]

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
  • Dirty Vegas, Dirty Vegas
  • Dixie Chicks, Wide Open Spaces
  • Hilary Hahn, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich: Violin Concertos
  • Hiroshima, Providence
  • PJ Harvey, Dry
  • The Sugarcubes, It’s-It

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Emmylou Harris, Wrecking Ball (clear vinyl)

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