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Purchase log, 2022-07-26

[Ty Herndon - Jacob]

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
  • Ty Herndon, Jacob

Catalog

CD
  • Descendents, Everything Sucks
  • Don Caballero, Singles Breaking Up, Vol. 1
  • Györgi Ligeti, Masterworks
  • Social Distortion, White Light White Heat White Trash
  • The Dandy Warhols, Welcome to the Monkey House
  • Whiskeytown, Faithless Street
  • Various Composers, Masterworks of the 20th Century

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Purchase log picks, September 2021

[Ne-Yo - Year of the Gentleman]

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

In addition to being an impeccable song curator, Emmylou Harris attracts top notch talent to her bands. The Nash Ramblers was one of her best groups, as evidenced by this set of Harris set list standards, refracted through a bluegrass lens.

Ne-Yo, Year of the Gentleman

Ne-Yo pops up on New York Times crossword puzzles regularly because of his vowel-friendly moniker. I picked up this disc from the thrift store based solely on that recommendation. Turns out, he’s a mighty fine singer.

Whiskeytown, Strangers Almanac

I picked up this album alongside Old 97s’ Too Far to Care when I wanted to find out what this “alt-country” thing was all about. I liked them both, but I played Too Far to Care a lot more. I eventually let Strangers Almanac go when cash got tight. I picked it up again from the thrift shop because I’ve been hankering to hear “Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart.” I’m not interested in Ryan Adams beyond this album, but Strangers Almanac did turn me into a Caitlin Cary fan.

MONO, Pilgrimage of the Soul

I couldn’t get into Nowhere Now Here, but the more extroverted sound on Pilgrimage of the Soul is a departure for the band I more than welcome.

Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic, Music of Bulgaria

Le Mystère de Voix Bulgares was a nice gateway into Bulgarian folk music, but this Nonesuch Explorer Series album goes further. Yes, there is choir music here, but it shares space with other forms of Bulgarian folk music.

Brothers Johnson, Light Up the Night

“Stomp!” was the big hit from this album, but the rest of it is also tight.

Soundtrack, Heavy Metal

I didn’t realize how much my brother played this album in his car. I could actually hum or sing along to many of the tracks on this soundtrack compilation, and I’m not a big fan of any of these bands.

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Purchase log, 2021-09-14

[CZARFACE / MF DOOM - Super What?]

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
  • Czarface / MF Doom, Super What?
Vinyl
  • Art of Noise, Noise in the City: Live in Tokyo 1986

Catalog

CD
  • Alison Moyet, Singles
  • Can, Tago Mago
  • Cracker, Kerosene Hat
  • Funkadelic, Funkadelic
  • Grizzly Bear, Friend EP
  • John Coltrane, Crescent
  • John Coltrane, Impressions
  • Keith Jarrett, Solo Concerts: Bremen / Lausanne
  • Kraftwerk, Computer World
  • Linda Ronstadt, Greatest Hits
  • Living Colour, Live at CBGB’s
  • Nas, Illmatic
  • Robbie Williams, Life Thru a Lens
  • Slick Rick, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
  • Sugababes, One Touch
  • Whiskeytown, Strangers Almanac
  • Soundtrack, Heavy Metal
Vinyl
  • Gaudeamus String Quartet, Crumb: Black Angels / Raxach: String Quartet No. 2 / De Leeuw: String Quartet No. 2

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