Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hey World

I bought this album because I liked the cover. I also bought it because it was on Rough Trade. At the time I was buying anything on Rough Trade. I couldn't tell you why. But I was.

For me this album stands the test of time. I listened to it a lot then. I listen to it a lot now.

It's one of the few releases of the early 2000s that I still listen to with some regularity.

I saw them once. It was a poorly attended show at The Church. I didn't care. They were great.

I don't like the follow up nearly as much. I haven't heard anything after Free On the Streets. At this point I could probably pick up everything for a few bucks.

A.R.E. Weapons. Spaceboy. New.


I really like Maladjusted.

Even if I do refer to it as the "showtunes" album.

It was the last Morrissey record I was excited for.

"Alma Matters" is the standout in my opinion.

Morrissey - Alma Matters. Princeton Record Exchange. Bargain bin.

Friday, April 29, 2011


An eighties classic and a must own. Simple as that.

I like it so much I bought it twice. I gave the second copy to my brother.

Crowded House. Princeton Record Exchange. Bargain bin.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Making Change

Speaking of bands changing style album to album. Primal Scream does it. Often with disastrous results.

There era isn't so bad though.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hey Boo

The Boo Radleys changed up their sound a few times. Although nothing as dramatic as Primal Scream.

Some people have favorite albums and eras. I think it's all great. Beginning to end.

Great. And greatly underrated.

Spice and Solo

Yet another installment of my attempt to own all things Spice.

Melanie C - Goin' Down. Used.

Albany Style

One King Down came out in an era in which I should have really loved One King Down.

I didn't. In fact I had a number of laughs in regards to their musical output.

In 2011 I find myself enjoying their songs when they pop up on my iPod.

Would this work with Brother's Keeper? I ask myself time and time again. But I am not willing to part with three dollars to find out.

One King Down - God Loves, Man Kills. Princeton Record Exchange. Bargain punk. New!

Repost, Maybe?

Seaweed is one of the best bands Sub Pop released.

Well. Them and Velocity Girl.

If you don't know them, you should. If you do know them, then that's that.

Seaweed - Four. Princeton Record Exchange. Bargain punk.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Worth It

Unlike Modern English I went into it knowing they had three hits.

I liked my odds.

This time things worked out. Now it's time to move beyond the "Greatest Hits." And into the albums.

A renewed risk.


I emailed The Metroschifter website the other day in an attempt to track down a few missing tracks.

I didn't expect to get an email from Scott Ritcher in response.

He answered my question. I appreciate that he took the time to do so.

Check out the site.

The Metroschifter - Generation RX. Princeton Record Exchange. Bargain punk.

First Time Buyer, Long Time Listener

I hadn't realized Jawbox made the jump to a major label.

I always assumed this was a Dischord release.

Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart. Princeton Record Exchange. Bargain punk.

The Three Tenors

Malcolm McLaren has brought me a lot of pleasure over the years. Sex Pistols. Bow Wow Wow. And his solo career.

Enjoy the opera.

Malcolm McLaren - Fans. Princeton Record Exchange. Bargain bin.

One and Two

I got into Takako Minekawa and Kahimi Karie around the same time.

Kahimi Karie is my preference. Looks-wise and music-wise.

That being said, I haven't met a Takako Minekawa record I didn't like.

Takako Minekawa - Maxi On. Used.

Go Buy It

The Charlatans - Love Is the Key. Used.


I considered listing five items per post until I'm caught up.

That feels like a cop out though.

So here's a half-assed post completely unrelated to Jale.

Listen to the album. You'll like it.

Jale - Dreamcake. Used.

Go Buy It

Little Majorette - Bite the Bullet EP. iTunes.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


As far as I know Modern English had one huge hit.

I thought "I bet their other stuff is pretty good."

It isn't. At least based on this late era release.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

All About Two Tribes

Maybe it's because I've been listening to them a good bit.

But I've come to the conclusion that Frankie Goes to Hollywood is one of the best bands of the 1980s.

Pop. Rock. Disco. Punk. My worlds collide when it comes to Frankie Goes to Hollywood.


Natalia Kills.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Love Battery continues to fascinate me.

They don't necessarily fit with the Seattle sound. But they do.

Certainly one of the more interesting yet overlooked bands of the era.

Love Battery - Nehru Jacket. Used.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Echo & The Bunnymen are coming to Philadelphia. I'm thinking about going. But tickets are expensive. Surcharges. Etc.

Shows are too much of an investment.

Go Buy It

The Charlatans - Just Looking/Bullet Comes. Used.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Yes, I'm Wrong

Okay. This one doesn't sound like Manic Street Preachers either.

In regards to the post-Building world, my memory was not serving me well.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I think I started sending my brother Blur albums over six months ago.

I knew I was behind on posting. But not this behind.

Blur - Think Tank. New.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Back For Good

The first three Robbie Williams albums are some of my favorite pop albums. Of all time.

My interest began to wane after Swing When You're Winning and Escapology.

But as you can see. I continue to buy.

Robbie Williams - Rudebox. Used.

Friday, April 1, 2011


I really love the first two albums.

I didn't know what to think when "Mr. Writer" was released as the first single from the third album. It felt like a departure from Word Gets Around and Performance and Cocktails.

Once it was released I immediately liked Just Enough Education to Perform. But it took me a long time to warm up to "Mr. Writer."

Stereophonics - Mr. Writer. Used.