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Purchase log, 2022-07-12

[John Adams - Collected Works]

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

Format
  • Ben Watt, Buzzin’ Fly, Volume 2
  • Cracker, The Golden Age
  • Dawn Upshaw, The World So Wide
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mother’s Milk
  • Sleater-Kinney, Call the Doctor (Remastered)

Reissues

CD
  • John Adams, Collected Works

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Purchase log, 2022-07-05

[Ofra Haza - Desert Wind]

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
  • Charlie Sexton, Pictures for Pleasure
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain, Honey’s Dead
  • The Killers, Hot Fuss (Limited Edition)
Vinyl
  • Billie Eilish, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
  • Cracker, Kerosene Hat
  • Godley and Creme, The History Mix, Volume 1
  • Loretta Lynn, Van Lear Rose
  • Ofra Haza, Desert Wind

Reissues

Vinyl
  • The Linda Lindas, The Linda Lindas

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Purchase log picks, second quarter 2022

[Cave In - Antenna]

Cave In, Antenna

I remember this album causing a bit of controversy among my record store co-workers at the time of its release. Cave In had recorded a number of metal albums till Antenna, which was the band’s major label debut. Antenna does not hide its commercial ambitions, and some of those said co-workers did not like this change in creative direction. Listening back to it, I have to say I really like it, which probably means I would not be the target market for their more metallic work.

Kraftwerk, Techno Pop (a.k.a. Electric Café)

You would think I would already have owned the entire Kraftwerk discography by now, and yet, they are the first band in decades that I’ve discovered through used vinyl instead of used CD. Yeah, I’ve dabbled with downloads of their albums in the past, but I’ve taken an earnest interest in them now. Techno Pop, a.k.a. Electric Café, is one of my favorites, mostly because of the Saturday Night Live skit Sprockets.

Bell Biv Devoe, Poison

When Poison showed up on the Record Store Day 2022 List, I immediately launched Spotify to determine if it were something for which I would want to budget. I was a teen-ager at the time of the album’s release, and I distinctly remember dismissing it as something cooler kids would like. I have since grown to appreciate new jack swing, and yes, I bought this album when RSD rolled around.

Manu Chao, Clandestino

I sold a lot of copies of this album when I worked at Waterloo Records, but I had no curiosity to find out why it was so popular. A few months into the job, I quickly sensed that Austinites on the whole did not like the same things that I liked. But I picked it up for $0.10 at Lifelong Thrift Shop, and I understand now why it’s still a popular album. Chao threads a lot of genres into his music, but he doesn’t get too clever, lest he falls into the Sting trap.

Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale and the Right Steppers

The entire album is great, but “We Cry Together” is fucking devastating.

The Linda Lindas, Growing Up

“Racist Sexist Boy” could have just been a flash in the pan, but oh damn, the Linda Lindas got that righteous indignation down pat.

TwoSet Violin, Fantasia

Eddy Chen and Brett Yang are common period guys through and through. I don’t look to them to advocate for Brian Ferneyhough or Peter Sculthorpe. So this EP of original music composed by Jordan He is absolutely on-brand for the duo — contemporary but rooted very much in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Purchase log, 2022-06-28

[Tomosaka Rie - Best + 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.

Catalog

CD
  • Cibo Matto, Stereotype A
  • Gidon Kremer, Tracing Astor (Kremerata Baltica)
  • Michael Nyman, The Piano Concerto / Where the Bee Dances
  • Olivier Messiaen, Olivier Messiaen Edition
  • Simple Minds, New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
  • Sting, Symphonicities
Vinyl
  • Jack Wagner, All I Need

Reissues

  • Jam and Lewis, Volume One
  • Tomosaka Rie, Best + 3

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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, 2022-06-14

[Cracker - Cracker]

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
  • Kronos Quartet / Vânnh Vanessa Võ / Rinde Eckert, My Lai
  • Steve Reich, Reich / Richter

Catalog

CD
  • Arnold Schoenberg, Pierre Boulez Conducts Schoenberg
  • James Brown, 5 Classic Albums
  • Weezer, Maladroit
  • Weezer, Weezer (The Green Album)

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Cracker, Cracker

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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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Purchase log, 2022-05-31

[Death Cab for Cutie with the Magik*Magik Orchestra - Live 2012]

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. My Story, The Buraku Story

Catalog

CD
  • Modest Mouse, The Moon and Antarctica
  • Rush, 2112
  • Shonen Knife, Let’s Knife
  • Shudder to Think, Funeral at the Movies / Ten Spot
  • The Cult, Electric
  • The Donnas, Spend the Night
Vinyl
  • Blondie, Autoamerican

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Death Cab for Cutie with the Magick*Magick, Orchestra, Live 2012

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Purchase log, 2022-05-24

[Toy Matinee - Toy Matinee]

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
  • Circle Jerks, Group Sex / Wild in the Streets
  • Faith No More, Songs to Make Love to
  • Jascha Heifetz, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov: Violin Concertos
  • Lyle Lovett, Anthology, Vol. 1: Cowboy Man
  • Lyle Lovett, Pontiac
  • Oleta Adams, Circle of One
  • Scritti Politti, Provision
  • Soundtrack, The Gospel at Colonus
Vinyl
  • The Cars, The Cars

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Toy Matinee, Toy Matinee

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Purchase log, 2022-05-17

[Ryuichi Saksmoto - Discord]

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
  • Bell Biv Devoe, Poison
  • De La Soul, Timeless: The Singles Collection
  • Fatboy Slim, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
  • George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue / Concerto in F / American in Paris (Andre Previn; London Symphony Orchestra)
  • Laibach, Let It Be
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven, Complete Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (Jascha Heifetz)
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven, Complete Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (Jascha Heifetz)
  • Manu Chao, Clandestino
  • Randy Travis, Old 8×10
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto, Discord (Untitled 01)
  • Spiritualized, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
  • Takács Quartet, Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 / Smetana: String Quartet No. 1
  • VAST, Visual Audio Sensory Theater
  • Yo-Yo Ma, Cello Concertos from the New World
Vinyl
  • Isaac Stern, Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 / Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso / Ravel: Tzigane

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