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Purchase log, 2019-12-03

[U2 - U2-3]

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
  • MONO, Before the Past
Vinyl
  • Midnight Oil, Breathe Tour ’97

Catalog

CD
  • Patsy Cline, The Patsy Cline Collection
Vinyl
  • Gram Parsons, GP
  • Run-D.M.C., King of Rock
  • The Dukes of the Stratosphear, 25 O’Clock
  • The Housemartins, London 0 Hull 4
  • Wendy Carlos, Beauty in the Beast

Reissues

Vinyl
  • CHAI, Wagamamania
  • U2, U2-3
  • Soundtrack, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas

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Purchase log picks, November 2019

[Leila Josefowicz - Solos]

Shiina Ringo, Newton no Ringo ~Hajimete no Best Han~

Oh, it’s just a compilation with a bunch of bonus tracks. Surely, it just rehashes what we’ve heard over the last 20 years? Not so fast. A number of early tracks have been remixed in a way that actually brings new character to what Shiina calls her youthful works. As for the new songs? Well, if you’re not a fan of the most recent albums, these tracks aren’t going to dissuade you.

Michael Kiwanuka, KIWANUKA

I picked up Michael Kiwanuka’s debut album from the thrift store and was immediately impressed. I sought out his second album and didn’t warm up to it as much. That planted some hesitancy on picking up this latest album, which turned out to be unfounded. This album takes Kiwanuka in a new direction.

LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver

I really dig the “Drunk Girls” video, but I can’t say I remember much about This Is Happening. The band’s debut, Sound of Silver, is often touted as their best work, so I gave it a chance when I spotted it in the thrift shop. Conventional wisdom turns out to be correct.

Leila Josefowicz, Solos

I picked this album up because of the Ysaÿe Sonata No. 3 for solo violin. It’s a monstrous piece.

Yvonne Elliman, Rising Sun

Yvonne Elliman will be known as a disco singer, but after her run as Mary Magdalene in the original cast of Jesus Christ Superstar, she tried her hand at a more conventional folk-rock sound. As with Love Me, Rising Sun demonstrates how underrated Elliman is.

Peter Moon Band, Cane Fire!

Back in college, I tried to explore Hawaiian music, but my rockist bias against the genre would be difficult to overcome. Still, I picked up Cane Fire! on the recommendation of people more versed in the genre than I was, and … I was still too much of a snob to give it fair shake. Three decades have tempered that snobbery, and it turns out Cane Fire! really stands out.

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Purchase log, 2019-11-26

[Luke Evans - Luke Evans]

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
  • Alex Cameron, Miami Memory
  • Blood Orange, Angel’s Pulse
  • Luke Evans, At Last
  • Wayne Horvitz, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Catalog

CD
  • John Adams, Naive and Sentimental Music
  • Prodigy, Music for the Jilted Generation
  • Tyler, the Creator, Flower Boy
Vinyl
  • Bananarama, Bananarama
  • Chic, C’est Chic

Reissues

CD
  • The Police, Every Breath You Take: The Studio Recordings
Vinyl
  • Lisa Stansfield, Affection (Deluxe Edition)
  • Queens of the Stone Age, Rated R
  • Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf

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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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Purchase log, 2019-11-12

[Ornette Coleman - Dancing In Your Head]

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
  • BBMAK, Powerstation
Vinyl
  • NUMBER GIRL, Kanden no Kioku

Catalog

CD
  • Dua Lipa, Dua Lipa
  • Ikue Mori, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
  • LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
  • Melt-Banana, “Charlie”
  • Ornette Coleman, Dancing in Your Head
  • Raymond Scott, Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights
Vinyl
  • Anonymous, Love is a Drag
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Complete Studies for Player Piano, Vol. 1
  • Jonathan Elias, Requiem for the Americas

Reissues

Vinyl
  • NUMBER GIRL, DESTRUCTION BABY

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Purchase log, 2019-11-05

[Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA]

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
  • Michael Kiwanuka, KIWANUKA

Catalog

CD
  • Gabby Pahinui, Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, Vol. 1
  • Kylie Minogue, Kylie
  • Ornette Coleman, Tone Dialing
  • Ornette Coleman, This Is Our Music
  • ZZ Top, Tres Hombres
Vinyl
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber / William Lloyd Webber, Variations / Aurora (London Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel)
  • Swing Out Sister, Kaleidoscope World
  • Tracey Ullman, You Broke My Heart in 17 Places

Reissues

Vinyl
  • R.E.M., Monster

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Purchase log picks, October 2019

[Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury]

Sturgill Simpson, Sound & Fury

Like Patti Smith’s Horses, Sound & Fury confounded me. I put the album on repeat, and each listen only heightened my confusion and fascination. Was this My Bloody Valentine reborn as a southern rock band? Was it ZZ Top making the electroclash album it should never, ever record? In the end, it’s just Sturgill Simpson applying his work ethic to fucking with our minds.

Cocco, Star Shank

I don’t think I’ve heard Cocco scream with the kind of abandon she does on this album. It’s almost uncharacteristic now that she’s let a lot more sunshine into her music.

BBMAK, Powerstation

I didn’t realize how much I missed BBMAK till they announced their reunion, and this album does not disappoint.

The Replacements, Dead Man’s Pop

Don’t Tell a Soul was the first Replacements album I ever bought, so I find the over-produced, slick sound comforting. That said, I really dig this original mix by Matt Wallace. Thing is, it would have totally tanked in 1989. Maybe in 1993, it would have made more sense. But not in 1989.

Kim Gordon, No Home Record

Do we really need to pay attention to any other former member of Sonic Youth?

Ali Wong, Baby Cobra

I signed up for Netflix to watch the Sound & Fury anime. I might keep my subscription to watch Baby Cobra.

Kraftwerk, Trans-Europe Express

Kraftwerk strikes me as a band I ought to like, but so far, this album is the only one to connect.

Prince, Dirty Mind

I didn’t think I would like anything Prince recorded before 1999. I think I rather like this more than 1999.

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Purchase log, 2019-10-29

[Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different]

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
  • Bad Brains, Bad Brains
  • Betty Davis, They Say I’m Different
  • Boris, Sound Track from Film Mabuta no Ura
  • Dreams Come True, Love Unlimited
  • Foreigner, 4
  • God Is My Co-Pilot, I Am Not This Body
  • God Is My Co-Pilot, Straight Not
  • Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Hits
  • Howard Jones, Dream Into Action
  • Leila Josefowicz, Solo
  • Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
  • Swing Out Sister, Get in Touch with Yourself
  • The Jets, The Jets
Vinyl
  • Boston, Boston
  • Doctors’ Mob, Headache Machine
  • Emmylou Harris, The Angel Band Interview
  • Gabby Pahinui, Gabby
  • Kalapana, Kalapana III
  • Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV
  • Miles Davis, Bitches Brew
  • Peter Moon, Cane Fire!
  • Soundgarden, Superunknown
  • The B-52’s, Whammy
  • Yvonne Elliman, Rising Sun

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Purchase log, 2019-10-22

[Ali Wong - Baby Cobra]

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
  • Ali Wong, Baby Cobra
  • Betty Davis, Betty Davis
  • Boston, Boston (Remastered)
  • Cutting Crew, Broadcast
  • Drake, Views
  • Electric Light Orchestra, ELO’s Greatest Hits
  • Heartless Bastards, The Mountain
  • Olivia Newton-John, Physical
  • Olomana, Like a Seabird in the Wind
  • Radiohead, Amnesiac
  • Rowlf the Dog, Ol’ Brown Ears Is Back
  • Sunny Day Real Estate, Diary
  • The Gaslight Anthem, The ’59 Sound
  • The Sunday Manoa, Best of the Sunday Manoa, Vol. 1
Vinyl
  • The Dead Milkmen, Metaphysical Graffiti

Reissues

CD
  • Jason Isbell and 400 Unit, Jason Isbell and 400 Unit
Vinyl
  • Geinoh Yamashirogumi, Ecophony Gaia

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Purchase log, 2019-10-15

[Kim Gordon - No Home Record]

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
  • Kim Gordon, No Home Record

Catalog

CD
  • Annie Lennox, The Annie Lennox Collection
  • Anton Reicha, Sämtliche Bläserquintette Vol. 1 (Albert Schweitzer Quintet)
  • Anton Reicha, Sämtliche Bläserquintette Vol. 2 (Albert Schweitzer Quintet)
  • BABYMETAL, BABYMETAL
  • Cocteau Twins, Victorialand
  • Cursive, The Ugly Organ
  • John Coltrane, Ascension
  • Kahimi Karie, Kahimi Kaire
  • Kahimi Kaire, K.K.K.K.K.
  • My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Confessions of a Knife
  • Patsy Cline, 12 Greatest Hits
  • Thelonious Monk Quartet, Monk’s Dream
  • Various Artists, The Romantics: A Windham Hill Sampler
Vinyl
  • Janelle Monáe, Electric Lady

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