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 …

4OiFn20i3aTu2FsMgP1yB5 Upon first listen, I enjoyed this a lot. Big sound, unconventional song structures, great playing, very proggy, occasionally even taking side trips into Yes-land. Not sure yet if the songs are memorable; for that, I need a few more listens. Lead-off single “Hell To Pay”, a fist-pumping rocker, is not representative.

First impressions: Ian Anderson – TAAB2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock?

Underwritten, undercooked. Two framing bricks too many, maybe. Trimming them, the road not taken. What if Barre had played? What if Ryan’d sung all? Then it might have been good. Judge for yourself! Hear Ian Anderson’s sequel to Thick As A Brick on Spotify