Archive for January, 2017

Albums acquired, October 1 – December 31, 2016

January 10th, 2017 by Reinder

Here, at last, we go.
Amsterdam Klezmer Band - Oy Oy Oy (vinyl w. download code, 2016)
Anne Briggs - Four Songs (vinyl)
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (vinyl, used)
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (vinyl, used)
Kate Bush - Before the Dawn (4LP, 2016 AND downloads from Qobuz)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (vinyl, christmas present)
King Crimson - various individual tour downloads (Downloads, DGMlive)
King Crimson - Beat (40th Anniversary Edition 2016 Reissue, CD+DVD)
King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair (40th Anniversary Edition 2016 Reissue, CD+DVD)
King Crimson - Radical Action to Unseat the Hold Of The Monkey Mind (3CD+Blu-Ray, 2016)
King Crimson - Thrak (2015 reissue, CD+DVD)
Marek Bili?ski - Best of the Best (vinyl, christmas present)
Marek Bili?ski - Ogród Króla ?witu (vinyl, christmas present)
Lobi Traoré - Bamako Nights (download, Bandcamp)
Noura Mint Seymali - Arbina (download, Bandcamp, 2016)
Opeth - Sorceress (vinyl, 2016)
Pentangle - Finale (2CD, 2016)
Testament - Brotherhood of the Snake (vinyl, 2016)
The Tourists - Reality Effect (vinyl, used)
Various Artists - Lazarus: The original cast recording to the musical by David Bowie and Enda Walsh (2CD)
Yes - Talk (CD)
Yes - Union (vinyl)

Yeah, having friends in Polish means I get to hear some Polish music now. My favorite albums of 2016, in no particular order:
Margo Price - Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
Zeal and Ardor - Devil Is Fine
David Bowie - Blackstar
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS
Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
It is unusual for me to have two country albums among my favorites, AND an album of synthesizer-based music, and an alternative metal album.

For 2017, I plan to slow down a bit with the buying of records. I see some financial belt-tightening in my future - or rather, in everybody's future. Also, I want to focus on going to live performances over listening to records, so I will need to make money available for that. I expect I will be digging more deeply into my existing record collection including vinyl bought over the past 30 years, and streaming more.