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Albums bought, July 1 – September 30, 2016

October 8th, 2016 by Reinder

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 the first few for the final quarter are already in as well. More on that at the end of the year, when I put up an end-of-year list. That would be a first for me, because I have never bought as many records in the year of their release as I have in 2016.

Here's the list, with albums from this year clearly indicated as well as the format, source and other details I may want to reference later:

Anderson/Stolt - Invention of Knowledge (vinyl w. CD, 2016)
Betty Davis - The Columbia Years 1968-1969 (CD)
Imarhan - Imarhan (vinyl w. download code, 2016)
Jeff Beck - Loud Hailer (vinyl w. download code, 2016)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - Synergy (download, Bandcamp, 2016)
King Crimson - Islands (vinyl w. download code)
King Crimson - The Wake of Poseidon (vinyl w. download code)
Marsh Dweller - The Weight of Sunlight (download, Bandcamp, 2016)
Nemesis - Early Days (download, Bandcamp, EP)
Nemesis - Early Days 3 (download, Bandcamp, EP)
Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä (Download, Bandcamp, 2016)
Peter Gabriel - So (vinyl w. download code)
Steeleye Span - Parcel of Rogues (vinyl, used)
Stick Men - Prog Noir (download, Bandcamp, 2016, preordered)
Tuner - Pole (download, Bandcamp)
Zeal And Ardor - Devil Is Fine (download, Bandcamp, 2016)

Singles:
Imarhan - Imarhan (Moscoman Remix)

I had a bit more of an interest in metal this quarter than I've had in the past five or six years. Another interest early in the quarter was music recorded on Fostex four-track cassette recorders, which explains the presence of two obscure records by Finnish ambient electronica duo Nemesis (not to be mistaken for any of a dozen other bands by the same name).

For records released this year, I now have three different Spotify playlists:

Best new albums of 2016
Best live albums of 2016
Best reissues of 2016

All of these are incomplete because releases not on Spotify are obviously not included. All will be both expanded and culled as I prepare for a final end-of-year list.

Albums bought April 2 – June 30, 2016

July 18th, 2016 by Reinder

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). Before that, he passing of Prince in April was an occasion to revisit some of the records from his imperial phase. A record store in Groningen had them on discount before the great man died, and still does. I don't know the reissue history of Prince's classic records, but the ones I bought turned out to be identical to the original CD releases from the 1980s, complete with blurbs about what a great new format CD is. Here's how things shook out:

ELO - Xanadu (vinyl, used)
Eric Bibb and North Country Far With Danny Thompson - The Happiest Man in the World (CD, 2016)
King Crimson - Toronto, November 20, 2015 (download, DGMLive, 2016)
Bert Jansch - Avocet (vinyl w. download code)
Bert Jansch - From The Outside (vinyl w. download code)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Ears (vinyl w. download code, 2016)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Euclid (vinyl w. download code)
Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms (download, Qobuz)
Margo Price - Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (vinyl)
Prince and the Revolution - Around the World in A Day (CD)
Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain (Hi-Res download, Qobuz)
Prince - 1999 (CD)
Prince - Sign of the Times (CD)
Steeleye Span - All Around My Hat (vinyl, used)
Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (CD)

Singles:
Bert Jansch - Black Birds of Brittany (vinyl single, RSD, with download)
Janelle Monáe - Heroes (download, iTunes)
Linda Perhacs - The Dancer (download, iTunes)
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox feat. Nicole Atkins - Heroes (download, iTunes)

I've made a Spotify playlist of albums I enjoyed in 2016 so far which will be updated regularly. It includes reissues and a few of the singles to mix things up. It is very rare for an album of synthesizer-based music and two country albums to be among my favorites in any given year!