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Purchase log, 2022-04-26

[Bell Biv Devoe - Poison]

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
  • Electronic, Remixes 1989-1992
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Altered Reels

Catalog

CD
  • Giya Kancheli, Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7 (Jansug Kakhidze, Tsibilsi Symphony Orchestra)
  • Glenn Gould, Bach: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra Nos. 1-5 and 7
  • Glenn Gould, Consort of Musicke by William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons
  • Glenn Gould, Bach: English Suites, BMV 806-811
  • Glenn Gould, Bach: French Suites, BMV 812-817 / Overture in French Style, BMV 831
  • Glenn Gould, Bach: Goldberg Variations, BMV 988
  • Glenn Goud, Gould / Shostakovich / Poulenc
  • Glenn Gould, Gould Plays and Conducts Wagner
  • Glenn Gould, Live in Leningrad
  • Glenn Gould, Live in Salzburg and Moscow
  • Glenn Gould, Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. I
  • Glenn Gould, Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. II
  • Glenn Gould, Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 78 and Op. 106
  • Glenn Gould, Handel: Suites for Harpsichord / Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier II
  • Glenn Gould, Bach: Toccatas, BMV 910-916
  • Glenn Gould, Bach: Two- and Three-Part Inventions
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Luciferan Towers
  • Glenn Gould, Gould Meets Menuhin
  • MC Solaar, Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo
  • Paul Hindemith, Mathis der Maler / Symphonic Metamorphoses (Karl Anton Rickenbacher, Bamberger Symphony)
  • Rhiannon Giddens, Tomorrow Is My Turn
  • Thelonious Monk, The Complete Blue Note Recordings
  • The Donnas, Get Skintight
  • The Pretenders, Pretenders II
Vinyl
  • Norah Jones, Come Away with Me
  • Outkast, Aquemini

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Bel Biv Devoe, Poison
  • Childish Gambino, Kauai
  • Dillinger Escape Plan, Dissociation
  • Everlast, Whitey Ford Sings the Blues
  • Everything But the Girl, Night and Day
  • Handsome Boy Modeling School, So … How’s Your Girl?
  • James Blake, Covers
  • Maria Callas, Pure
  • Melanie C, Northern Star
  • U2, A Celebration

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Purchase log, 2021-08-03

[Ke$ha - Rainbow]

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

  • Björk x Hamrahlíð Choir, “Cosmogony”

Catalog

CD
  • Billy Joel, 52nd Street
  • John Coltrane, Coltrane (1962)
  • Kesha, Rainbow
  • Kinky, Kinky
  • Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Fabulosos Calavera
  • Ornette Coleman, Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation
  • Outkast, Big Boi & Dre Present … Outkast
  • The Rolling Stones, Through the Past, Darkly
Vinyl
  • N.E.R.D., In Search of …

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Purchase log, 2020-10-27

[Skid Row - Slave to the Grind]

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
  • Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville
  • Ned Doheny, Hard Candy
  • Outkast, Idlewild
  • The Beta Band, The Three E.P.’s
  • The Dead Betties, Summer of ’93
Vinyl
  • Elliott Sharp, Carbon

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um (Record Store Day)
  • Emmylou Harris, Wrecking Ball
  • Faith No More, The Real Thing
  • Philip Glass, Koyaanisqatsi (Record Store Day)
  • Skid Row, Slave to the Grind (Record Store Day)

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Purchase log, 2019-11-19

[Everything But the Girl - Walking Wounded]

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
  • Angel Olsen, All Mirrors
  • Shiina Ringo, Newton no Ringo ~Hajimete no Best Han~
Vinyl
  • Sturgill Simpson, “The Dead Don’t Die”

Catalog

CD
  • A.A. Bondy, American Hearts
  • Bob Dylan, Nashville Skyline
  • Book of Love, Book of Love
  • Boston, Third Stage
  • Bruce Springsteen, Live / 1975-85
  • Chris Butler, The Museum of Me, Vol. 1
  • Del tha Funkee Homosapien, I Wish My Brother George Was Here
  • Electric Light Orchestra, Out of the Blue
  • Hiroshima, Third Generation
  • Janis Joplin, Pearl
  • Marvin Gaye, Let’s Get It On (Deluxe Edition)
  • Megadeth, Peace Sells … But Who’s Buying?
  • Outkast, Southernplayalisticadillacmusik
  • Radiohead, Pablo Honey
  • Ready for the World, Ready for the World
  • Slayer, Reign In Blood
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg, Doggystyle
  • The Westerlies, Wish the Children Would Come On Home: The Music of Wayne Horvitz
Vinyl
  • Carole King, Tapestry
  • Metallica, … And Justice for All
  • Rodney Crowell, Diamonds and Dirt

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Everything But the Girl, Walking Wounded

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Favorite Edition Rewind: 2003

[The Wrens - The Meadowlands]

A decade ago, I wrote a series of entries ranking my favorite albums from 1985 to 2004. My collection has expanded greatly since then, particularly in the last five years. So I wanted to see what has changed in 10 years.

Back in February, I argued 2002 was an important year in music of the 2000s. 2003 is no slouch in that regard either. The list from that year sees no major changes.

  1. Shiina Ringo, Karuki Zaamen Kuri no Hana
  2. ACO, Irony
  3. Molotov, Dance and Dense Denso
  4. Café Tacuba, Cuatro Caminos
  5. ART-SCHOOL, LOVE/HATE
  6. Sasagawa Miwa, Jijitsu
  7. bloodthirsty butchers, Kouya ni Okeru bloodthirsty butchers
  8. Bonnie Pink, Present
  9. downy, untitled third album
  10. Explosions in the Sky, The Earth Is Not a Cold, Dead Place

Other favorites from the year:

  • Outkast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
  • Death Cab for Cutie, Transatlanticism
  • Bleach, Bleach
  • The Postal Service, Give Up
  • NUMBER GIRL, Sapporo OMOIDE IN MY HEAD Joutai
  • Onitsuka Chihiro, Sugar High
  • Original Cast Recording, Avenue Q
  • Emmylou Harris, Stumble Into Grace
  • NIRGILIS, Tennis
  • Rufus Wainwright, Want One
  • Hayashi Asuca, Saki
  • Caitlin Cary, I’m Staying Out
  • The Bad Plus, These Are the Vistas
  • DJ Krush, Shinsou ~Message from the Depth~
  • Benjamin Gibbard / Andrew Kenny, Home, Vol. 5
  • The Wrens, The Meadowlands
  • Longwave, The Strangest Things

The only change is switching out Explosions in the Sky for Outkast, and the extended list adds the Wrens and Longwave.

I was working at Waterloo Records in 2003, and legitimate download services hadn’t gotten off the ground yet to stem the tide of rampant file sharing. So I was discovering a lot of great music through word of mouth and on the job.

While I’ve added a number of 2003 titles to my collection in the following years, few have edged their way into this already crowded field.

So I guess I’m pretty set where 2003 is concerned.

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