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Reply #270 on: January 01, 2018, 11:09:24 AM
Lol, no...

This once-a-year posting is more than enough digital ink spilled about my mental disorder.

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Reply #271 on: January 01, 2018, 11:12:53 AM
Man, I checked in with you like a month ago and you estimated you were at about 30 titles for the year...

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Reply #272 on: January 05, 2018, 04:47:43 PM
Lots of great stuff there, Josh. Patty Waters needs to make a comeback. Not that she was ever "in," but you know what I mean.

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Reply #273 on: January 06, 2018, 09:46:25 AM
Last album I bought was Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Who Built The Moon?

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Reply #274 on: January 06, 2018, 09:48:46 AM
Just got the new reissue of the ultra rare synth-pop/punk masterpiece by Solid Space. Josh, this is totally up your alley.

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Reply #275 on: January 11, 2018, 03:55:06 AM
Alan Parsons Project, I Robot. MoFi 2 disk 45 RPM. Quality pressing of a well produced album, I had forgotten how many of the tracks I am really familiar with.

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Reply #276 on: January 15, 2018, 09:44:41 AM
Treated myself to a digital download today. Pat Martino - Formidable 44.1khz/24bit. If you like jazz This comes highly recommended.

You can get a taste here

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Reply #277 on: February 01, 2018, 04:32:14 AM
Bought this after reading about David Shreve's method of VTA adjustment using the bass sound on the track "Sauerkraut 'N Solar Energy", on the Steve Hoffman forum. Amazing LP!

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Reply #278 on: June 17, 2018, 02:57:29 PM
Today I bought Jackson Browne's Lives in the Balance album on vinyl.  Just heard the first side so far, but it's an amazing album!


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Reply #279 on: January 01, 2020, 12:37:36 PM
When I went to post this year's list and I realized I never posted last year's.

So here is 2018:

Bishop, Sir Richard — Salvador Kali (2LP — Exiled)
Anderson, Marisa — Traditional and Public Domain Songs (LP — Mississippi)
Sun Ra — Nuclear War (10” — Modern Harmonic)
Various Artists — Root Hog or Die — An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute (6LP — Mississippi)
Canned Heat — Canned Heat (CS — Liberty)
Various Artists — African Guitar Vol. 2 (CS — Mississippi)
Spence, Joseph & The Pinder Family — The Spring of Sixty-Five (CS — Rounder)
Planetary Peace — Synthesis (2LP — Love All Day)
Wolf Eyes — Slicer (LP — Orion Read)
Various Artists — Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume One: Ballads (2LP — Folkways)
Various Artists — Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume Two: Social Music (2LP — Folkways)
Various Artists — Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume Three: Songs (2LP — Folkways)
Incredible String Band, The — Liquid Acrobat as Regards the Air (LP — Elektra)
Various Artists — Folk Music of the Middle East (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbek, Bukar) (LP — Ethnic Folkways)
Various Artists — The Voyager Golden Record (3LP — Ozma)
Licht, Alan — Currents (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Pasquarosa, Anthony — Morning Meditations (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Dorji, Tashi — VDSQ-Solo Acoustic Volume 13 (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Haraldsdottir, Kristin Thora — VDSQ-Solo Acoustic Volume 14 (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Johnson, Chuck — Basalms (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Melchior, Dan — For Letha (7” — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Houlihan, Mary — Dream Phone! (CS — Flannelgraph)
Nace, Bill / John Olson / Twig Harper — Live at No Response (CS — No Response)
Orcutt, Bill — Live at No Response (CS — No Response)
T. Mikawa/Aaron Dilloway & C. Spencer Yeh — Live at Tom Light (CS — No Response)
Wet Tuna — Livin' The Die (2CS — Baked Tapes)
Brötzmann, Peter Octet — Machine Gun (LP — Trost)
Eave — Eave (CS — Astral Spirits)
Sun Ra — Antique Blacks/ Disco 3000 (CS — Loathed Sound Department)
Sounds of Liberation — Sounds of Liberation (CS — Loathed Sound Department)
Cohran, Phillip and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble — The Malcom X Memorial (CS — Loathed Sound Department)
Baraka, Amiri & Sun Ra and the Myth Science Arkestra — A Black Mass (CS — Loathed Sound Department)
Dolat-Shahi, Dariush — Electronics, Tar and Sehtar (CS — Loathed Sound Department)
Modern Lovers, The — The Modern Lovers (LP — Home of the Hits)
Solidat, J. — Synth Tidings Vol. 1 (CS — Not Quite Archaic)
Various Artists — OST Wild in the Streets (LP — Tower)
Habibiyya, The — If Man But Knew (LP — Island)
Art Ensemble of Chicago, The — Fanfare for the Warriors (LP — Atlantic)
Kagel, Mauricio — Match Für 3 Spieler/Musik für Renaissance-Instrumente (LP — Deutsche Grammophon)
Brown, Marion Quartet — Marion Brown Quartet (LP — ESP-Disk')
Meco — Star Wars and other Galactic Funk (LP — Millenium)
Boggs, Doc — Legendary Singer & Banjo Player (LP — Folkways)
Dylan, Bob — John Wesley Harding (LP — Columbia)
Schwartz, Elliott — Extended Piano (LP — Folkways)
Various Artists — Second Panaorama de Musique Concrète (Réalisé dans les Studios de la R.T.F.) (LP — Ducretet Thompson)
Taylor, Cecil, Buell Neidlinger — New York City R&B (LP — Barnaby)
Bell, Chris — I Am The Cosmos (CD — Rykodisc)
Various Artists — The Boston Creative Jazz Scene, 1970-1983 (Book/CD — Cultures of Soul)
Elkhorn — Lionfish (CS — Eiderdown)
Fosil Sangrian — Pasar Fosil (CS — The Helen Scarsdale Agency)
GG Allin & The Jabbers — For Those Who Can Take It Raw (7” — Bootleg)
Nikki Sudden and the Jacobites — Texas (LP — Numero Group)
Fall, The — Room To Live (LP — Superior Viaduct)
Avens, The — In Memoriam Robert Ashley / Improv 2 (CS — Cabin Floor Esoterica)
Noyes, Rob & Ryan Lee Crosby — Modal Improvisations on 34 Strings (CS — Cabin Floor Esoterica)
Lake Mary & Talk West — Lake Mary & Talk West (CS — Cabin Floor Esoterica)
Fungal Abyss — Bardo Abgrund Temple (CS — Translinguistic Other)
Weeed — This (CS — Important)
DJ Spooky + Alan Licht — Backwards Forwards (10” — Manifold)
Various Artists — I'm On My Journey Home: Sacred Harp Singing 1928-1934 (LP — Death Is Not The End)
Sarah Louise — Deeper Woods (LP — Thrill Jockey)
Rogue Squares — Rogue Squares (CS — Obsolete Units)
Dicker, Erica — Taking Auspices (LP — Tubapede Editions)
Essex, Eve — Hear Appear (CS — Soap Library)
Earth — Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version (2LP — Sub Pop)
Mullane, Matthew — VDSQ-Solo Acoustic Volume Four (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Nevari Butchers, The — Arms and Everything Else (CS — Hanson)
Fall, The — The “Twenty-Seven Points” (2CS — Permanent Records)
Vierk, Lois V — River beneath the River (CD — Tzadik)
O'Dwyer, Aine and Graham Lambkin — Two Ways (2CD — Erstwhile)
Eno — Here Come The Warm Jets (LP — Island)
Curran, Alvin — Songs and Views of the Magnetic Garden (CD — Catalyst)
Zorn, John — Masada Guitars (CD — Tzadik)
Soft Machine, The — The Soft Machine (LP — Command)
Eno, Brian — Ambient 1: Music For Airports (LP — PVC)

And here is 2019:
Various Artists — I Believe I'll Go Back Home (LP — Mississippi / Change)
Various Artists — Mississippi Records Sampler (CS — Mississippi)
Abatzi, Rita — I'm Burning, I'm Burning (LP — Mississippi/Canary)
Curran, Alvin — Canti Illuminati (LP — Blume)
Various Artists — Folk Music of Palestine (LP — Ethnic Folkways)
United States of America, The — The United States of America (LP — Columbia)
Dolphin Midwives — Liminal Garden (LP — Beacon Sound/Sounds Et Al)
Ghraa, Kirana —  Excavation Series A, IR Tapes 2: Kirana Gharana (CS — Power Moves Library)
Various Artists — Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume Four (2CD — Revenant)
Noyes, Rob — You Are Tired b/w Nightmare Study (7” — Market Square Records)
Kelley, Greg / Rob Noyes — Split Cassette (CS — )
Tongue Depressors — Fiddle Music Volume Four (CS — )
Monkees, The — The Monkees ~Deluxe Edition (2CD — Rhino)
Monkees, The — More Of The Monkees ~Deluxe Edition (2CD — Rhino)
Lane, Willie — Guitar Army of One (LP — Feeding Tube)
Allan, Davie and the Arrows — Blue's Theme b/w Bongo Party (7” — Tower)
Gibson, Debbie — Shake Your Love (7” — Atlantic)
Smegma — Boils & Carbuncles b/w Found & Lost (7” — TK)
Thee Headcoatees — We Got 7 Inches But We Wanted Twelve (7” — Sympathy for the Record Industry)
Chipmunks, The — Sing With Children (LP — Liberty)
Various Artists — Anthology of American Folk Music, Volumes One, Two, and Three (6CD — Smithsonian Folkways)
Williamson, Robin & his Merry Band — American Stonehendge (LP — Flying Fish)
Various Artists — The Secret Museum of Mankind Vol I (2LP — Yazoo)
Various Artists — The Secret Museum of Mankind Vol II (2LP — Yazoo)
Various Artists — The Secret Museum of Mankind Vol III (2LP — Yazoo)
Group Doueh — Zayna Jumma (LP — Sublime Frequencies)
Various Artists — Radio Palestine: Sounds of the Eastern Mediterranean (CD — Sublime Frequencies)
Landry, Art and His Call of the North Orchestra — Barcarolle b/w Melody in F (78 — Gennett)
Guthrie, Woody — Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti (LP — Folkways)
Dyke and the Blazers — Let a Woman Be A Woman – Let a Man Be A Man b/w Uhh (7” — Original Sound)
Bell, Archie & The Drells — Tighten Up b/w Tighten Up Part II (7” — Atlantic)
The Muppet Movie — Rainbow Connection b/w I Hope that Something Better Comes Along (7” — Atlantic)
Disco-Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes — Get Dancin' b/w Get Dancin' Part II (7” — Chelsea)
Caravelles, The — Music to Make Time By (7” — Custom By Columbia)
Mudhoney — Mudhoney (CS — Sub Pop)
Dead C, The — Repent (CD — Siltbreeze)
Dead C, The — Trapdoor Fucking Exit (CD — Siltbreeze)
Dylan, Bob — The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (CD/SACD — Columbia)
Flaming Lips, The — Telepathic Surgery (CD — Restless)
Giant Sand — Valley of Rain (LP — Enigma)
California Poppy Pickers, The — Play and Sing Hair-Aquarius (LP — Alshire)
Jenkins, Florence Foster — The Glory (????) of the Human Voice (LP — RCA Red Seal)
Big Brother & The Holding Company — Big Brother & The Holding Company (LP — Mainstream)
Kraftwerk — Musique Non Stop (LP — Warner Brothers)
Austin Theremonic Orchestra, The — Electron Cloud (CD — Distillery Records)
Dead C, The — Harsh 70s Reality (CD — Siltbreeze)
Hudson, David — The Art of the Didjeridu (CD — Black Sun)
Lexie Mountain — Boys (CDr — Heresee)
Williams, John — Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (LP — RSO)
Bar Kokhba Sextet — 5011 (3CD — Tzadik)
Fall, The —  Slates / A Part Of America Therein, 1981 (CD — Essential)
Half Japanese — Greatest Hits  (CD — Safe House)
New York Consort of Viols — Ilicita Cosa (CS — Musical Heritage Society)
Rob — Funky Rob Way (CD — Analog Africa)
Fall, The — Time Enough At Last (3CD — Castle Music)
Coltrane, John —  The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings (4CD — Impulse!)
Powell, Rick —  Switched-On-Country (LP — RCA Camden)
Mesfin,  Ayalew — Hasabe - My Worries (LP — Now-Again Records)
Kirby Stone Four, The — Man I Flipped (LP — Cadence)
Remington, Herby — Plays the Steel (LP — D Records)
Henry, Pierre —  Le Voyage (LP — Limelight)
Dylan, Bob — Highway 61 Revisited (LP — Columbia)
McAnally,  Mac  — Mac McAnally (LP — Ariola Records America)
ZZ Top — Tres Hombres (LP — London Records )
Monkees, The — Headquarters (LP — Colgems)
Street People, The  — Put Your Hand In The Hand (LP — Pickwick/33 Records)
Messiaen, Oilvier — Turangalila Symphonie (2LP — Vega)
Harley, Rufus — Bagpipe Blues (LP — Atlantic)

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Reply #280 on: January 01, 2020, 02:10:46 PM
Wow, Joshua, those are great lists. Here's my 2019. Well, most of it.

Seratones: Power (vinyl)
Caroline Rose: Loner (vinyl)
Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes (vinyl)
Steely Dan: Aja (vinyl)
T-Rextasy: Prehysteria (vinyl)
Jonathan Coulton: Solid State (vinyl)
Jonathan Coulton: Artificial Heart  (vinyl)
Jonathan Coulton: Some Guys (vinyl)
Stereolab: Sound-Dust [Expanded Edition] (vinyl)
Stereolab: Margerine Eclipse [Expanded Edition]  (vinyl)
Stereolab: Transient Random Noise-Bursts [Expanded Edition] (vinyl)
Stereolab: Dots And Loops [Expanded Edition] (LP) (vinyl)
Stereolab: Emperor Tomato Ketchup [Expanded Edition] (vinyl)
Stereolab: Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night [Expanded Edition] (vinyl)
Gary Daly: Gone From Here (vinyl)
Stereolab: Mars Audiac Quintet [Expanded Edition](vinyl)
The Flying Burrito Brothers: Burrito Deluxe (vinyl)
The Flying Burrito Brothers by The Flying Burrito Brothers (vinyl)
Coil: The Ape Of Naples (vinyl)
Christopher Larkin: Hollow Knight (Original Soundtrack) (flac)
Jamie XX: In Colour (flac)
Prince: 1999 Super Deluxe (flac)
Christian McBride Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard (flac)
Judas Priest: Sad Wings of Destiny (flac)
Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life (flac)
Stevie Wonder: Talking Book (flac)
Stevie Wonder: Innervisions (flac)
Paul Simon: Still Crazy After All These Years (flac)
Paul Simon: Graceland (flac)
Black Sabbath: Paranoid (flac)
David Bowie: Station to Station (flac)
Prefab Sprout: Protest Songs (vinyl)
Little Willie John: Sleep - The Singles As and Bs (CD)
Bobby Womack: The Best of Bobby Womack (CD)
Bobby Womack: Across 110th Street (CD)
Shuggie Otis: Freedom Flight (vinyl)

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Reply #281 on: January 02, 2020, 10:52:59 AM
ZZ Top — Tres Hombres (LP — London Records )

Egad, a record we both like.

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Reply #282 on: January 01, 2021, 02:08:52 PM
Well that year sucked...

So speaking for myself, I spent a sizable chunk of last year either un- or under-employed, so that had an impact on my record buying habit.
The last time I was in a record store was February 10.
For the first time since I was in middle school, I did not attend a single concert in a calendar year, so there are absolutely no merch table purchases on my list.

The bulk of my purchases were through Bandcamp, especially on Bandcamp Fridays. Starting back in March, Bandcamp decided to waive its fees on the first Friday of each month, so that more money would go directly to the artists. In other words, they really are the anti-Spotify... So a lot of what I bought doesn't appear on this list, which is only things I have physically (although 3/4s of this list is things I bought physical copies of through Bandcamp).

The last two records on my list I don't actually have yet, since the efficiency expert decided that LP mailers from Atlanta to Seattle that used to take under a week should now take at least three. Super pumped to have those stone cold classics on LP after all these years though.

The one cool thing that did happen is for the first time in my years as a record hound, I have a credit on an actual, physical LP. So that's neat.

Brivele — A Little Letter (No Label — CDr)
Hasson, Bo — Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings (Charisma — LP)
Smegma & Jozef Van Wissem — Suite the Hen's Teeth (Incunabulum — LP)
Tornados, The — Telstar b/w Jungle Fever (Decca — 7”)
Various Artists — Music From Mathematics (Decca — LP)
Various Artists — Greek-Jewish Musical Traditions (Ethnic Folkways — LP)
Noyes, Rob & Sam Moss — Rob Noyes & Sam Moss (Scissor Tail — CS)
Whitman, Keith Fullerton — To  (a) Certain Extent ( — 2CS)
Honey Radar — Bonus Snow (Chunklet — 7”)
Honey Radar — Psychic Cruise (Chunklet — 7”)
Honey Radar — Sing the Snow Away: The Chunklet Years (Chunklet — LP)
Donna Parker & Vic Rawlings — Donna Parker & Vic Rawlings (Ydlmier — CS)
Prants — Axon Ladder (Anomia Info — CD/DVD)
Pacific Yew — Maidenhair ( — CS)
Baird, Meg — Seasons on Earth (Drag City — LP)
Jandek — Indianapolis Saturday (Corwood — 2CD)
Jandek — Manhattan Saturday (Corwood — 3CD)
Jandek — Boston Friday (Corwood — 2CD)
Alcorn, Susan, Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark — Invitation to a Dream (Monofonus/Astral Spirits — LP)
Dead Moon — In The Graveyard (Mississippi — LP)
Feldman, Morton, Artur Schnabel — Spring of Chosroes, Sonata for Violin and Piano (Musical Observations — CD)
Mountain Goats, The — Getting Into Knives (Merge — CS)
Vertical Slit — Live at Browns (Siltbreeze — LP)
Dire Wolves — Shootout at the Dildo Factory (Eiderdown — CS)
Moore, Marcus J. — Liberation Jazz and Soul (Paxico — CS)
Ephem-Aural — Escape to Holy Witch Mountain (Ephem-Aural — CS)
Lindsay, Donald WG & Richard Youngs — History of Sleep (Good Energy — CS)
Goldston, Lori — On A Moonlit Hill In Slovenia (Eiderdown — CS)
Beylis, Natalia  — The Steadfast Starry Universe  (Eiderdown — CS)
Henn, Jason — Jazz Pigs In High School (Cara — LP)
Ladybug Transistor, The — Albemarle Sound, The (Cara — LP)
Olivia Tremor Control, The — Music from the Unrealized Film Script “Dusk at Cubist Castle” (Chunklet — 2LP)
Olivia Tremor Control, The — Black Foliage (Chunklet — 2LP)

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