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Purchase log, 2022-11-22

[Freedy Johnston - Back on the Road to You]

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
  • Tyondai Braxton, Telekinesis
Vinyl
  • Freedy Johnston, Back on the Road to You

Catalog

CD
  • Bettye LaVette, I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise
  • Runrig, Searchlight
  • Slayer, Seasons in the Abyss

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Nirvana, In Utero

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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, 2022-11-08

[Chris Isaak - San Francisco Days]

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
  • Luke Evans, A Song for You
  • Robin Holcomb, One Way or Another, Vol. 1
Vinyl
  • Taylor Swift, Midnights
  • UA, Are U Romantic?

Catalog

CD
  • 10cc, Original Soundtrack
  • Dismemberment Plan, Emergency & I
  • Grace Jones, Island Life
  • John Vanderslice, Life and Death of an American Fourtracker
  • Johnny Cash, American VI: Ain’t No Grave
  • Miami Sound Machine, Primitive Love
  • The National, High Violet
Vinyl
  • Madonna, Music

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Chris Isaak, San Francisco Days

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Purchase log, 2022-11-01

[Barbara Lewis - Hello Stranger]

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
  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, Planet Folks

Catalog

CD
  • Benny Andersson, Klinga Mina Klockor
  • Billy Joel, The Stranger
  • DJ Krush, Krush
  • Moby, Moby
  • Soundtrack, More Immortal Beloved
Vinyl
  • Barbara Lewis, Hello Stranger
  • Heaven 17, Penthouse and Pavement
  • INXS, The Swing
  • TLC, Crazysexycool
  • Yano Akiko, Iroha no Konpeitou

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Death Cab for Cutie, The Photo Album (Deluxe Edition)

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Purchase log, 2022-10-25

[Hajime Chitose - Shima Kyora Umui]

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, Midnights

Catalog

CD
  • Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath
  • Brodsky Quartet, Brodsky Unlimited
  • Brothers Johnston, Greatest Hits
  • Club Nisei, Japanese Music of Hawaii
  • Hajime Chitose, Shima Kyora Umui
  • Sarah Brightman, The Songs that Got Away
  • Tim McGraw, Everywhere
Vinyl
  • Everything But the Girl, Love Not Money
  • Prefab Sprout, Two Wheels Good
  • RJD2, Deadringer
  • Queen, The Game
  • We’ve Got a Fuzzbox and We’re Going to User It, “What’s the Point (The Boisterous One)”

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Kylie Minogue, Impossible Princess

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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, 2022-10-11

[Judy Tenuta - Buy This, Pigs!]

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
  • Charlie Puth, CHARLIE
  • Hajime Chitose, Niji no Fumoto
Vinyl
  • Beyoncé, RENAISSANCE
Files
  • Sassyblack, BLK

Catalog

CD
  • Echo and the Bunnymen, Songs to Learn & Sing
  • Pixies, Death to the Pixies
  • Robbie Williams, Swing When You’re Winning
  • The Clash, London Calling (Deluxe Edition)
  • XTC, Rag & Bone Buffet
Vinyl
  • Department of Eagles, In Ear Park
  • John Coltrane, Ballads
  • Judy Tenuta, Buy This, Pigs!
  • Philip Glass, Low Symphony
File upgrades

These albums were purchased as MP3 downloads and upgraded to FLAC.

  • Dylan Rice, Fits and Fevers
  • Gaytheist, Hold Me … But Not So Tight
  • Gaytheist, Stealth Beats

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Purchase log, 2022-10-04

[Huey Lewis and the News - Picture This]

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
  • Amanda Shires, Take It Like a Man
  • Björk, Fossora
  • Santigold, Spirituals
  • Steve Reich, Runner / Music for Ensemble and Orchestra

Catalog

CD
  • Das EFX, Dead Serious
  • Dashboard Confessional, The Places That You Have Come to Fear the Most
  • Descendents, Somery
  • Huey Lewis and the News, Picture This
  • Pale Saints, In Ribbons
Vinyl
  • Aaliyah, Aaliyah
  • Cyndi Lauper, True Colors
  • George Michael, Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1
  • Robyn, Honey
  • Sting, The Bridge

Reissues

CD
  • Janet Jackson, Japanese Singles Collection
  • Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Deluxe Edition)
Vinyl
  • Caitlin Cary, While You Weren’t Looking

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Purchase log picks, third quarter 2022

[Beyoncé - RENAISSANCE]

Beyoncé, RENAISSANCE

I don’t hang out at gay bars, but I’m assuming most of this album is pumping through the PA system of every gay bar on the planet right now.

Ty Herndon, Jacob

I never want Ty Herndon to go through the hell that inspired this album ever again, but holy frak, this album is the most honest art he’s ever produced.

Perfume, PLASMA

I really enjoyed the singles preceding the release of this album, and given that a lot of Perfume albums just collected those tracks into an album, I knew I would like PLASMA. Or perhaps this album is Future Pop: The Apology.

Don Caballero, Singles Breaking Up

Wait, hold up. This is a compilation of singles? Feels like a solid album to me.

Martika, Martika

Radio stations in Honolulu played the hit single from this album, “Toy Soldiers”, to death. So I never perceived much more of this album than that single. How unfortunate. The rest of this self-titled debut is quite the keeper.

Donna Summer, 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection

Donna Summer existed on the periphery of my musical upbringing. Yes, I heard her songs on the radio, and of course, I could recognize her voice anywhere. But I never felt much compulsion to explore her work. So this collection of hits reveals a big honking hole in that upbringing. And my 7-year-old self had no idea “Love to Love You Baby” was that naughty.

Missing Persons, Spring Session M

And here’s another hole in my musical upbringing, despite the fact I do like Warren Cuccurullo (and not just because he posed for a Brazilian gay magazine.)

easy life, Life’s a Beach

Who’s the music director for Kia car ads? It’s because of Kia that I own Black Sheep’s A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, and now this album. I stopped short of LMFAO, though.

Omar Apollo, Ivory

Frank Ocean, WHERE YOU AT? Oh, I guess dating Omar Apollo?

Freedy Johnston, Back on the Road to You

I could never quite get into Freedy Johnston’s more boisterous work, but on this album, he’s borrowed just enough from his quieter works to make this rocker of an album quite appealing.

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Purchase log, 2022-09-27

[Missing Persons - Spring Session M]

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
  • Built to Spill, You in Reverse
  • Chara, Strange Fruit
  • clipping., CLPPNG
  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Concerto Grosso / Symbolon / Concerto For Trumpet And 5 Players / Double Quartet For Strings
  • Everything but the Girl, Adapt or Die: 10 Years of Remixes
  • Kylie Minogue, Kiss Me Once
  • Marvin Gaye, Here, My Dear
  • Missing Persons, Spring Session M
  • The Lilac Time, & Love for All
  • The Roots, Rising Down
  • Tim McGraw, Not a Moment Too Soon
Vinyl
  • Beastie Boys, Paul’s Boutique
  • R.E.M., Chronic Town EP
  • Whiskeytown, Strangers Almanac

Reissues

CD
  • Duran Duran, Pop Trash
  • Duran Duran, Red Carpet Massacre

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