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)
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.