Monday, December 26, 2011

A New Year

Want to feel old? All of these songs are over a decade old.

Vagrant Records: Another Year On the Streets. Long In the Tooth. Bargain bin.

Video Time

I would always get excited for Living Colour videos on MTV.

None more than "Glamour Boys."

Living Colour - Glamour Boys. Used.

Cheryl, Please

Nicole Scherzinger did her best to ruin The X Factor.

Girls Aloud - The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits. Used.


Good song. Good cover. Why not some remixes?

Ace of Base - Cruel Summer: The Remixes. Used.


The albums, videos and singles are always stylish.

But I particularly love the artwork of the Post singles.

Bjork - Army of Me. Used.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


The Life of Agony story sure got interesting in the past few months.

Life of Agony - Ugly. Long In the Tooth. Bargain bin.


I think the first track is from a different rip than the other tracks. At some point compiled on the Internet into a digital copy of the seven inch.

You shouldn't let that stop you from downloading this fine piece of Wilkes-Barre hardcore.

Magnus - Nothing Means More. Long In the Tooth. Used.

Holidays End Days

It's the final of minutes of Christmas.

KMFDM seems particularly un-Christmasy.

KMFDM - Light. Used.


I wonder how many times they can repackage what limited Joy Division material exists into new releases.

Not that it matters. I'll keep buying.

Joy Division - Let The Movie Begin. Used.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


You could make the argument that Gay Dad is one of the worst band names ever.

But I would make the argument that Gay Dad is one of the best band names ever.

Gay Dad - To Earth With Love. Used.

Getting Close

JJ72 had a short, two LP career. And thanks to that I think I'm getting close to completing the CD discography.

Although I would have preferred a longer career over completion.

JJ72 - Oxygen (Single 2). Used.


Prior to this purchase, my only exposure to Paul Haig was a track on a La Roux "mixtape."

Paul Haig wasn't the only act to pique my interest on there. Sometimes I forget how great an artist compiled "mix" can be for discovering new music. New to me at any rate.

The Back To Mine series was always up to that task.

Paul Haig - Cinematique 2. Used.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday Bump

I just uploaded this record. But 'tis the season to push a holiday release ahead in my pending list.

Velocity Girl/Tsunami - Season's Greetings. eBay. Used.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Go Buy it

Frontier(s) - There Will Be No Miracles Here. No Sleep Records Webstore. New.

Told You So

I told you there would be more Clinic on the way. The posts are strangely close based on the way I upload. Not that the reader should be concerned with my OCD listening, ripping, uploading, buying, filing habits.

All of which are intricately linked.

Clinic - Harvest. Used.

Go Buy It

Best Coast - Make You Mine. iTunes.


I believe Tove Styrke was an also-ran on a Swedish reality program.

I don't know who won, but I doubt their release is anywhere near as good as this album.

Maybe my favorite X Factor also-rans will also put out something like this. Probably not.

Tove Styrke. New.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Coming Across Come

It started with an eBay purchase. But I've been coming across a lot of Come recently.

That's a good thing. Because "Come" is a pain in the ass to search on Amazon.

Come. Used.

Go Buy It

Best Coast - iTunes Session. iTunes.

Go Buy It

Vanbot. iTunes.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


His Name Is Alive do a pretty good job of having a different sound with each release. That's not always true, but true enough for the purposes of this post. If you asked me to describe their sound, I'd have a difficult time doing so.

That being said, Last Night is not one of my favorites. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy it. But it's a bit slow. And not shoegazer slow. Just slow.

His Name Is Alive - Last Night. Used.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Going All In For Clinic

I went to see Clinic a few months ago. I always liked Clinic, but only owned Internal Wrangler. Seeing them live made me realize I needed work on my Clinic collection.

Clinic - Walking With Thee. Used.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Other Bell

For a band that only put out two albums I sure have a lot of Hurricane #1 releases at this point.

And there are still more to follow.

Hurricane #1 - Only The Strongest Will Survive Mixes. Used.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pop Not Pop

I kept seeing this album for $9.99 at Target in the "new hip music" section, but for some reason never picked it up. I didn't know anything about Sia, but I liked the album art.

Eventually the price went up and I ended up picking it up on Amazon.

She's not nearly as pop as I expected, but still excellent.

Now if only her other releases would come to me cheaply.

Sia - We Are Born. Used.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Soft Spot

I admittedly have a soft spot for white MCs from the U.K. Rightly or wrongly.

This interest predates The Streets and is rooted in my mid-nineties dabbling with Talkin' Loud/acid jazz releases. Marxman and Galliano in particular.

Plan B - Who Needs Actions When You Got Words. AKA Music. Bargain bin.