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Purchase log, 2022-08-30

[Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Scream]

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
  • Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale and the Right Steppers

Catalog

CD
  • Camper Van Beethoven, La Costa Perdida
  • Sinéad O’Connor, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (Limited Edition)
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees, Juju
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Scream
  • Smashing Pumpkins, Lull
  • Steven Wright, I Still Have a Pony
  • U2, War (Deluxe Edition)
  • Wire, 154
  • Wire, Chairs Missing
  • Wire, It’s Beginning to and Back Again
Vinyl
  • Alexander O’Neal, Hearsay
  • Amanda Shires, To The Sunset
  • Christine and the Queens, Chaleur Humaine
  • Eugène Ysaÿe, Six Sonatas for Violin, Op. 27
  • Guadalcanal Diary, 2 x 4
  • Patrick Cowley, Muscle Up
  • Prince, Chaos and Disorder
  • Sam Hunt, Southside
  • The Faint, Danse Macabre

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Silk Sonic, An Evening with Silk Sonic

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Purchase log, 2022-08-23

[Shakira - ¿Dónde están los ladrones?]

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
  • Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
  • Isaac Hayes, Shaft
  • Marvin Gaye, Trouble Man
  • Old 97’s, Early Tracks
  • Prince, Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic
  • Temple of the Dog, Temple of the Dog
  • Wham!, The Final

Reissues

CD
  • Madonna, Finally Enough Love
  • R.E.M., Chronic Town
Vinyl
  • Shakira, ¿Dónde están los ladrones?

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Purchase log, 2022-06-21

[Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain]

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
  • Kirk Hammett, Portals
  • Wire, Not About to Die: Studio Demos, 1977-1978

Catalog

CD
  • Hiroshima, L.A.
  • John Coltrane, Coltrane
  • John Coltrane, Live at the Village Vanguard: The Master Takes
  • John Coltrane, Lush Life
  • Mouth Music, Mo-Di
  • Norah Jones, Come Away with Me
  • Stereolab, Transient Random Noise-Bursts with Announcements
  • Stromae, Racine Carrée
  • The Adventures, The Sea of Love
  • Thelonious Monk, Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Serenade, K. 316, Gran Partita (Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields)
Vinyl
  • Tracey Thorn, Record

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Prince, The Gold Experience
  • Viktor Vaughn, Vaudeville Villain

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Purchase log, 2022-06-07

[UA - Are U Romantic?]

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
  • Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale and the Right Steppers
  • The Linda Lindas, Growing Up
  • UA, Are U Romantic?

Catalog

CDs
  • Emmanuel Pahud, Paris
  • Morrissey, Maladjusted
  • The Klezmatics, Rhythm + Jews
  • The Magnetic Fields, The Charm of the Highway Strip
  • The Magnetic Fields, Get Lost
Vinyl
  • Pauline Oliveros, Deep Listening
  • Talking Heads, True Stories

Reissues

CD
  • Neurotic Outsiders, Neurotic Outsiders
  • Prince and the Revolution, Live

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Looking ahead, May-June 2022

[Soundtrack - Bubblegum Crisis]

MONO, My Story, Buraku Story, May 27

No doubt this documentary soundtrack is not going to depart greatly from MONO’s already cinematic sound.

Prince and the Revolution, Live, June 28

Is it awful for me to be more interested in the Revolution than Prince himself?

Steve Reich, Reich/Richter, June 10

Will we get a full effect of this score without the visual component that goes along with it?

John Adams, Collected Works, July 1

I already have Earbox. I shouldn’t need this boxed set, and yet …

Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Sept. 16

Who would have though an album rejected by one Warner label, then streamed on the Internet before being picked up by another Warner label, would necessitate a lavish boxed set 20 years later?

Vinyl

Soundtrack, Bubblegum Crisis, Vols. 1-8, June 29

Bubblegum Crisis was a pretty awesome cyberpunk series that set the bar for awesome anime theme songs, but the scores for these eight episodes were no slouch.

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Looking ahead, July-September 2021

[Art of Noise - Noise in the City]

The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin Companion, July 21

The vinyl version of this early promotional compilation was released as part of Record Store Day Drops in June 2021.

Drive-By Truckers, Plan 9 Records, July 13, 2006, Aug. 6

This live set is a scorcher. The full performance was released as part of Record Store Day Black Friday 2020.

Art of Noise, Noise in the City: Live in Tokyo 1986, Aug. 13

When the Art of Noise visited Japan in 2017 for a series of concerts, they discovered a concert from 1986 had been recorded for a radio broadcast. That concert is getting a limited release on vinyl and CD.

Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers, Ramble in Music City: The Lost Concert, Sept. 3

Unlike the shows recorded at the Ryman Auditorium, the set list for this lost concert consists mostly of Emmylou Harris’ long time hits.

Metallica, Metallica (Deluxe Edition), Sept. 10

For the longest time, the self-titled Metallica album was the only Metallica album I owned. While I have filled out my collection with the albums leading up to the black album, I have nothing beyond S&M.

Jeremy Denk, Mozart: Piano Concertos, Sept. 17

Sure, I’ll listen to Denk perform the K. 482, i.e. Concerto No. 22 in D Minor.

Sugababes, One Love (Deluxe Edition), Oct. 1

I’m not sure if the album on the whole is really that great, but “Overload” is one of the finest singles to come out of the early 2000s.

Vinyl

Enigma, MCMXC a.D., June 23

If you missed out on the colored vinyl reissues from 2018, Universal Music Germany is repressing this album and 7 others, remastered audio and all.

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Purchase log, 2021-06-15

[Tokyo Jihen - Ongaku (Music)]

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
  • Sleater-Kinney, Path of Wellness
  • Tokyo Jihen, Ongaku
Vinyl
  • Perfume Genius, Immediately Remixes
  • Tears for Fears, Live at Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada / 1985
  • The Replacements, The Pleasure’s All Yours

Catalog

CD
  • David Lang, Love Fail
  • Hoodoo Gurus, Kinky
  • Julien Baker, Turn Out the Lights
  • Mark Ronson, Here Comes the Fuzz
  • The Highwomen, The Highwomen
  • They Might Be Giants, Lincoln

Reissues

CD
  • The Shins, Oh, Inverted World (20th Anniversary Remaster)
Vinyl
  • Prince, The Truth
  • Robert Palmer, Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley
  • Rage Against the Machine, The Battle of Mexico City
  • The Fixx, Reach the Beach
  • The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin Companion
  • The Police, Live! Vol. 1 Boston 1979
  • The Police, Live! Vol. 2 Atlanta 1983
  • U2, “Fire”
  • VAST, Music for People

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Purchase log, 2020-09-29

[Keola and Kapono Beamer - Honolulu City Lights]

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
  • Taylor Swift, folklore
Vinyl
  • Brandi Carlisle, A Rooster Says
  • Fiona Apple, Fetch the Bolt Cutters
  • Son Volt, Live at the Orange Peel
  • Suzanne Ciani, A Life in Waves

Catalog

CD
  • Cat Power, Moon Pix
  • Cat Power, You Are Free
  • Cloud Nothings, Life Without Sound
  • DJ Shadow, Preemptive Strike
  • Keola and Kapono Beamer, Honolulu City Lights
  • Mogwai, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
  • Simple Minds, Real Life
  • Son Volt, Wide Swing Tremolo
  • The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour
Vinyl
  • The Dismemberment Plan, Change

Reissues

CD
  • Prince, Sign O the Times
  • Wire Train, In a Chamber / Between Two Worlds / Ten Women
Vinyl
  • Nas, God’s Son
  • The Replacements, The Complete Inconcerated Live

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Looking ahead, August-October 2020

[Johnny Hates Jazz - Wide Awake]

SARS-CoV2. Silicon Valley companies would give their left tits to emulate the kind of disruption you’ve wrought.

The spring release schedule was slowly coming together when the virus shredded the calendar. Dates have always been subject to change, albeit never with this level of uncertainty.

Mandy Barnett, A Nashville Songbook , Aug. 21

Barnett has a wonderful voice that often has served unspectacular music, so the things that would sink this album are uninspired arrangements. A single of “It’s Now or Never” bodes none too well.

Johnny Hates Jazz, Wide Awake, Aug. 21

Magnetized was a favorite in 2013, so I’m looking forward to this long-awaited follow-up.

Prince, Sign O the Times (Deluxe Edition), Sept. 25

I’m actually going to settle for the remastered regular edition. I’m still waiting for any news on the Love Symbol album.

Jónsi, Shiver, Oct. 2

Does Sigur Rós even record albums any more? I know they’ve released collaborative projects, but what about a boring, traditional album with at least 10 tracks and a total running time around 40 minutes? No? I guess a Jónsi solo album it is.

The Replacements, Pleased to Meet Me (Deluxe Edition), Oct. 25

I might check this one out, but I’m totally dropping cash on deluxe editions for Tim and Let It Be.

Kylie Minogue, DISCO, Nov. 6

Intriguing though the idea of Kylie in Nashville may have been, I couldn’t actually bring myself to get Golden. In fact, I’ve passed over the last two albums. I’m hoping DISCO is not the third.

Vinyl

Guided by Voices, Alien Lanes (25th Anniversary), Aug. 21

I had this album on CD, but I didn’t keep it. Then I downloaded it from eMusic. Why am I interested in this vinyl edition?

PJ Harvey, Rid of Me, Aug. 21

I nearly bought a bootleg version of this album on vinyl.

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Purchase log, 2019-12-24

[Anton Bruckner - Symphonies Nos. 1-9]

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.

Catalog

CD
  • Anton Bruckner, Symphonies Nos. 1-9
  • John Zorn, 50 Birthday Celebration, Vol. 6: Hemopliliac
  • John Zorn, 50th Birthday Celebration, Vol. 12: Painkiller
  • Kate Bush, Aspects of the Sensual World
  • The Dismemberment Plan, Change
  • Various Artists, Kimus #4
Vinyl
  • Cameo, Word Up!
  • Deltron 3030, Deltron 3030
  • Prince, Dirty Mind
  • Torche, Torche

Unofficial

Vinyl
  • Frank Ocean, nostalgia, ULTRA

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