Monday, December 24, 2012


I wish I still had the Kidney Room Records press.

I sold it.

Like a fool.

Swing Kids. Mike. Used.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


I can never decide what band to file and catalog splits under. I keep a spreadsheet of my records. And an alphabetized box of the physical copies.

I generally defer to the the first band alphabetically. But for some reason I had this one filed under "S."

The Hope Conspiracy/The Suicide File. Mike. Used.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Style Over Substance

When I first heard The Style Council, I thought they were literally all style, no substance.

I expected The Jam part two.

But with continued listens, age, they finally began to make sense.

The Style Council - Confessions of a Pop Group. Used.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


No idea why I felt I needed another Styx greatest hits collection. I think that's when I decided to dedicate myself to Styx studio albums.

Styx - The Very Best of Styx: The Millennium Collection. Used.

Saturday, December 8, 2012


R'N'R is another band that seemed particularly popular for a brief moment in time. Now I don't hear much about them anywhere. Or anymore.


The Suicide File/R'N'R. Mike. Used.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


So The Streets retired. Does this mean Mike Skinner retired? Or just retired as The Streets? Will there me a Mike Skinner "solo" effort released? He's too young to drop out of music. Although stranger things have happened.

The Streets - Fit But You Know It. Used.

Late Pass

People were crazy into this band.

I really only started listening to them when I got these records from my friend.

Do people even care about them anymore?

The Suicide File - Things Fall Apart. Mike. Used.


It's a shame I never managed to see Suede. I just realized I probably never will. Even in this era of reunions.

Suede - Beautiful Ones (Single One and Single Two).

Still Going

And as far as I'm concerned, they've never dropped a stinker.

Super Furry Animals - Do or Die. Used.

Friday, November 30, 2012


Buying things I already own. Curse you "deluxe" editions.

Stereophonics - Performance and Cocktails (Deluxe Edition). Used.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Strange Bedfellows

I always felt like this was a strange release for early era Victory. That being said, solid record, solid band.

I know a lot of people don't like Worlds Collide, or at the very best, are indifferent towards them. But it would be a shame if they became a hardcore afterthought (although they probably already are).

Worlds Collide. Crooked Beat. Used.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Spice Girls covering my favorite Christmas song, Christmas Wrapping. What's not to love?

Spice Girls - Goodbye. Used.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


The teenage leftist in me thought this was the greatest record ever. Don't get me wrong, it's still great. Even if my ideals have mellowed into Democratic moderation.

Struggle. Mike. Used.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

For A Moment

I had considered buying all of the Britney Spears singles. But then I realized what a (most likely) waste of money that would be. But I do need all of the full lengths.

I'm going to hold this single artwork up when she is on camera during my X-Factor viewings. Memories of better days.

Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again. Used.


I had some trouble finding this disc in my collection. It hadn't been filed yet. I'm either real behind, or real ahead. I'm leaning towards behind.

Stereophonics - Pick A Part That's New (Single 2). Used.


Everyone always makes jokes about Mama Cass and the ham sandwich.

Then I saw her sister on Behind the Music talking about how hurtful those jokes were.

It bummed me out.

The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreaming. Used.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Park Three of Three

And on the subject of singles. Especially an artist like Bjork. I have to look out for domestic. UK. Australia. Japan. Any number of other European releases.

It can be daunting.

Bjork - Joga/Bachelorette. AKA Music. Used.

Part Two of Three

And a second Bjork. I would like to own every single. This late in her career, that is a pretty big undertaking.

Bjork - Joga. AKA Music. Used.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Part One of Three

Three Bjork purchases in a row on my list.

No idea.

Bjork - Hyperballad.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Chokehold. Knockdown. Converge. Bound.

I guess Converge is the last man standing.

Soundtrack To the Revolution. Mike. Used.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Metal Up Your Ass

Probably the most metal of the Syracuse vegan straight edge hardcore (metal) bands.

Soulstice - Dark Hour. Mike. Used.

Reunion Releases

I hear great things about the new Strife record.

You should listen to this in the meantime.

Strife - My Fire Burns On. New Age Records. New.

Sum Of Its Parts

I like Some Girls.

But not nearly as much as I like its parts.

Struggle. Swing Kids. Unbroken. American Nightmare. Etc.

Some Girls - The Blues. Mike. Used.


I forgot I owned anything by Beach House until I went to post this.

I need to pick up the official releases. And by "official" I mean physical releases.

Beach House - iTunes Session. iTunes.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Another Day Tripper

Is "Kingface" one word or two? I've seen it both ways. Even on the same record.

The band doesn't even seem to know.

Kingface - Mother'fucker Read My Back. Cooked Beat. Used.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Little Late

I waited way too long to buy this.

I was holding out for an incredibly cheap copy. It never happened. So I purchased a moderately cheap copy.

Purity Ring - Shrines. New.

Day Tripper

Last spring on a day trip to DC I had two goals. Get Ben's. And peruse record stores for DC-centric music.

I don't know why I thought I'd have better luck finding Teen Beat, Dischord and Simple Machines records and associated bands closer to their home. But it turns out I was right.

Scream - Mardi Gras. Used.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

And Newer Still

Their name is still a bit of a turnoff. But this album is great.

Egyptian Hip Hop - Good Don't Sleep. iTunes.

Still the Guiltiest of Pleasures


Jimmy Buffett - Feeding Frenzy. Used.

Friday, November 2, 2012


It's pretty amazing how long of a career Sloan has put together.

A consistently solid career at that.

Sloan - Pretty Together. Used.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Now Listen

Momus is genius. I wish more people recognized this.

I've never really had anyone to discuss this with.

Sure, I tell people of his genius. No one listens.

Momus - Slender Sherbet. New.

Monday, October 29, 2012


I don't have much to say about this band.

I wasn't terribly impressed when they came out.

But then I grew to enjoy them.

People really loved them. Do they still?

Renee Heartfelt - Magdalene. Mike. Used.

Train Hopping Hobos

I remember rumors of a Chokehold reunion a few years ago. I wonder if that ever happened.

A friend of mine told me one of them had become a train hopper. So I wonder if a reunion would even be possible.

Seventy Eight Days - Revolution Through Anonymity. Used.

Hurricane Sebadoh

I'm riding out Hurricane Sandy at home.

Hopefully I can make a few posts today.

Sebadoh - It's All You. Used.


For a good ten years I thought the band Rodan was named after the artist "Rodan." As it turns out the artist's name is "Rodin" and I'm an idiot.

I've never been to the Rodin Museum. And this is a real shame on my part. But again. I'm an idiot.

Rodan - How the Winter Was Passed. Mike. Used.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


This is a newish band. Well, new to me. This EP came out a couple of years ago. I bought it in anticipation of the full-length which came out this past week.


Egyptian Hip Hop - Some Reptiles Grew Wings. iTunes.

Boy Band

I had heard a lot about this band but sort of pushed it to the back of my mind. After catching their video on NewNowNext I was reminded to buy the album.

I like it. A lot.

Even if their name sounds like a boy band.

Alt-J - An Awesome Wave. Used.

Friday, October 26, 2012


Circa 1993/1994 Seaweed was my favorite band. They hold up well.

Seaweed - Measure. eBay. Used.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


I bought this for Sense Field. I didn't really know much about Onelinedrawing. Which I learned is an individual. Not a band.

Sense Field/Onelinedrawing. Used.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Not Off!

As a ten year old beginning to become obsessed with punk rock, I somehow missed out on Circle Jerks.

Black Flag. Check. Circle Jerks. No.

They are currently on my list of discographies to explore.

Off! - Live At Generation Records. AKA Music. New.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


I don't know anything about Shoulder.

Someone fill me in.

Morning Again/Shoulder. Mike. Used.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Some months ago I decided to dive into world pop. South America made my list. Colombia my sub list.

Enter Shakira.

I figured she was as good a jumping off point as any.

Shakira - Laundry Service. Used.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cool, Not Corny

Nick turned me onto this band a few years ago.

The video made me a believer:

Explore the Lime discography. You will not be disappointed.

(You might. But you shouldn't be.)

Lime - Lime: The Greatest Hits. iTunes.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Heard Of, Not Heard

I kept hearing about The Vaccines over the past year or two. I never bothered to listen to them. Old (younger) me would have pre-ordered the imports on word of mouth alone. But I've tried to reel in my import habit.

That being said, I caught a video on NewNowNext and realized I had been missing out on a pretty solid rock band.

Ordered immediately.

The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? New.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Stuff

Pet Shop Boys continue to deliver.

I particularly like the first single, "Winner."

Pet Shop Boys - Elysium. New.

Monday, October 8, 2012


I like this album a lot. But. Let's not be mistaken. It's more of the same.

The XX - Coexist. New.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Florida metalcore that did not go on to Sleigh Bells.

Morning Again - My Statement of Life In a Dying World. Mike. Used.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I might be mistaken, but I believe there is a Knife Fight discography out there. I need it.

Knife Fight. Mike. Used.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

All In A Name

I always wanted to dislike Monster X because of their name. But they were different than a lot of things out there. And I couldn't help but like them.

Monster X. The Marvelous! Used.

Saturday, September 29, 2012


I've always found the name of this song to be unnecessarily long.

I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Anymore (Single 2). AKA Music. Bargain bin.