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Purchase log, 2024-04-02

[Onitsuka Chihiro - UN AMNESIAC GIRL -First Code 2000-2003-]

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
  • Timo Andres, The Blind Banister

Catalog

CD
  • Billy Joel, Glass Houses
  • Gustavo Santaolalla, Roncoco
  • Jon Batise, World Music Radio
  • Mac Miller, GO:OD AM
  • Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR
  • Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, The Very Best of Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
  • The American Analog Set, Through the 90s: Singles and Unreleased
Vinyl
  • Bruce Springsteen, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
  • Taylor Swift, 1989 (Taylor’s Version)
  • Van Halen, Van Halen

Reissues

Boxed Set
  • Onitsuka Chihiro, UN AMNESIAC GIRL -First Code 2000-2003-

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Purchase log, 2024-02-13

[Tiffany  Poon - Diaries: Schumann]

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
  • Tiffany Poon, Diaries: Schumann

Catalog

CD
  • Eluvium, Similes
  • LL Cool J, Bigger and Deffer
  • Maren Morris, Heroes
  • Mary J. Blige, My Life
  • Sir Mix-a-Lot, Mack Daddy

Reissues

Vinyl
  • The American Analog Set, New Drifters

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Purchase log picks, fourth quarter 2023

[The American Analog Set - For Forever]

Matt Rogers, Have You Heard of Christmas?

I’m enough of a rockist snob to turn my nose up at Christmas music, so imagine my surprise at seeing a fucking Christmas album as a year-end pick. But Matt Rogers takes a piss out of the genre, offering a set of songs sung as earnestly as any pop star with Broadway pipes, but throwing equal measures of irreverence toward religion, gay culture and whatever else the zeitgeist deems important. But if these songs were just straight-up pop extracted from the seasonal theme? Fire. Absolute fire.

Right Said Fred, Up

Yes, Right Said Fred is a one-hit wonder, but this album is pretty solid. No, seriously.

The American Analog Set, For Forever

AmAnSet returns after 18 years with an album that doesn’t sound like the AmAnSet I remember from the 2000s. For Forever is uncharacteristically extroverted if your perception of the band is as frozen in time as mine.

Helmet, LEFT

I read a number of reviews that pointed out the last track on the album was jazzy without mentioning it was a cover of John Coltrane’s “Resolution.” These reviews were on metal-themed sites, so … OK? The rest of the album is a lot more tuneful than the Helmet I remember, a perception admittedly stuck in the early-1990s.

These fourth quarter picks can be found in the Favorite Edition 2023 Year Final:

  • Soundtrack, BLEACH: THE BLOOD WARFARE I
  • Troye Sivan, Something to Give Each Other
  • The Drums, Jonny
  • Jamila Woods, Water Made Us
  • Olivia Rodrigo, Guts

These fourth quarter picks can be found in the Favorite Edition Catalog 2023:

  • Slint, Tweez

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Purchase log, 2020-09-15

[Antoine Reicha - Reicha Rediscovered]

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
  • Antoine Reicha, Reicha Rediscovered, Vol. 1 (Ivan Ilić)
  • Antoine Reicha, Reicha Rediscovered, Vol. 2 (Ivan Ilić)
  • Brooklyn Rider, Healing Modes
  • downy, Dai ichi sakuhinshuu “mudai” (untitled first album)
  • downy, Dai ni sakuhinshuu “mudai” (untitled second album)
  • downy, Dai go sakuhinshuu “mudai” (untitled fifth album)
  • downy, Dai roku sakuhinshuu “mudai” (untitled sixth album)
  • downy, Dai nana sakuhinshuu “mudai” (untitled seventh album)
  • Jean Efflam-Bavouzet, The Beethoven Connection
  • Meg Lee Chin, Piece and Love
  • The American Analog Set, Know By Heart

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Purchase log, 2019-05-14

[Kalapana - Kalapana]

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
  • Anthony De Mare, John Cage / Meredith Monk: Piano and Voices
  • Beck, One Foot in the Grave
  • Camille Saint-Saëns / Olivier Messiaen, Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 / Messiaen: L’ascension (Orchestre de l’Opéra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung)
  • David Bowie, Space Oddity
  • Death Cab for Cutie, You Can Play These Songs with Chords
  • Def Leppard, Pyromania
  • Dolly Parton, The Very Best of Dolly Parton
  • Elliott Smith, Either/Or
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven!
  • Grace Jones, Inside Story
  • Iggy Pop, Lust for Life
  • John Luther Adams, Red Arc / Blue Veil
  • Justin Timberlake, Futuresex/LoveSounds
  • Justin Timberlake, Justified
  • Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park
  • Puffy Ami Yumi, An Illustrated History
  • Talk Talk, It’s My Life
  • Tears for Fears, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending
  • The American Analog Set, From Our Living Room to Yours
  • The Beatles, Let It Be
  • The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs
  • The Mountain Goats, Get Lonely
  • The Mountain Goats, The Sunset Tree
  • The Mountain Goats, We Shall All Be Healed
  • Toto, Hydra
  • Soundtrack, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Soundtrack, Lost in Translation
  • Soundtrack, Multiplication Rock
Vinyl
  • C.C.C.P., “American Soviets”
  • Kalapana, Kalapana

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