Albums acquired, October 1 – December 31, 2016

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) […]

Albums bought, July 1 – September 30, 2016

Yeah, I don’t really post here much anymore and I even let the deadline, if you can call it that, for these quarterly posts lapse. Collecting records is literally the least demanding hobby I’ve ever had, but I’m still not keeping up with it well. Not that I didn’t buy any records! I did, and […]

Albums bought April 2 – June 30, 2016

This quarter, Aggie and I finally completed the restoration work on our Thorens TD 165 MKII turntable, so I’ve been buying a lot of vinyl to play on it (as well as digging through both my old LPs and the ones I bought in the past few years but hadn’t got around to open yet). […]

Albums bought January 1 – April 1, 2016

A lot of West African music this first quarter of the year. More from non-physical sources as now that we’ve brought back a lot of our stuff from storage, all our rooms are getting a bit full, so I don’t want to add a lot of physical objects. Likely to skip out on Record Store […]

Albums bought September – December 2015

A slow trimester during which I mostly bought reissues and live albums. Only one of these would make my Top 5 for the year and I’m considering selling off some of the physical items already. Bert Jansch – Moonshine (Bandcamp) Deep Purple – …To The Rising Sun (Live in Tokyo 2014) (CD/DVD) Gentle Giant – […]

Ibeyi – Ibeyi

It is entirely possible that Ibeyi are the best newcomers in pop music this year. At least if you ignore that they had an EP out in 2014, but the linked album is their full-length debut. It is also entirely possible that I am the last person to find this out as there’s been a […]

Albums bought January-April 2015

The pace of my record-buying slowed down in the first trimester of 2015 as I focused on putting back more money to pay down my mortgage. Alsom I went on a physical media fast after I put my CD collection and my books into storage in preparation for a move. However, the budget did allow […]

Albums bought in 2014.

Everyone’s doing their end-of-year stuff already. I don’t feel like I’m done trying out new albums just yet. Below, however, is the full list of albums and singles I bought (yes, bought, though I’ve included all the freebbies I’ve got as well) in 2014. In most cases, they were tested on Spotify first before I […]