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Old Feb 22, 2008, 08:23 PM   #21
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I just picked up two new CDs today.
Sheryl Crow - Detours
Vampire Weekend - self-titled album
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 09:16 PM   #22
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Latest pick-ups:

*Billy Corgan - TheFutureEmbrace. His only solo album, and it's definitely different from Pumpkins or Zwan. Not crazy about it overall but my favorite song on here is excellent, and since I got it used, definitely worth the price tag.

*Smashing Pumpkins - Machina/The Machines of God. Heard it before and wasn't crazy about it but I finally picked up a copy and it's not as bad as I remember. Not nearly as strong as their previous work, but it's pretty nice.

*Smashing Pumpkins - Adore. The follow-up to MCIS. It's nothing like that double album but it's still phenomenal. Much artier than most albums I listen to but I love it. Fantastic opener too.

*Smashing Pumpkins - American Gothic. Their new acoustic EP. Much better than the reunion album; they should consider making their next album fully acoustic because this really works.

*Counting Crows - Films About Ghosts: The Best Of.... I don't really know why I got this other than that it was on sale. The only songs of theirs I really knew were "Mr. Jones" and "Big Yellow Taxi," and while I really like the latter, I think the former is overrated. I guess it was a worthwhile purchase since I discovered a few good songs that I'd never heard before but it doesn't really make me want to delve into their regular albums either.
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Old Mar 20, 2008, 09:26 PM   #23
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Since the last update...

*Smashing Pumpkins - "Stand Inside Your Love" single. For the excellent B-side "Speed Kills." The A-side is one of my favorite SP songs too and one of the few love songs that has a genuine, blissful feeling without being too schmaltzy.

*Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger. Everyone says this is on par with Superunknown, but while I immediately loved that record, this one is probably going to have to take some time to grow on me, although I liked a few songs from the start (notably "Jesus Christ Pose").

*Jason Mraz - Live & Acoustic 2001. Before his major label debut, and this is probably my favorite album of his. Not too glossy or desperate to impress; it's a simple recording but it works well.

*Gin Blossoms - "As Long as it Matters" single. Woohoo for B-sides, although none of these are actually new songs to me; they're either live versions or remixes. But I'm a completist so that's not a problem. And since one of the live songs is "Allison Road," I had to get this one.

*Smashing Pumpkins - Still Becoming Apart. I didn't get into the Pumpkins until late last year (as you can see in this thread, I picked up most of their output in recent months), so I had to go to eBay to get this 5-track promo disc that was bundled with Machina when it first came out at Best Buy. I had two of the recordings already, and one of the other three was an acoustic version of a song I had and one of the others an instrumental. But like I said, I'm a completist.

*Various Artists - Saturday Night Live: The Musical Performances, Vol. 2. Really inconsistent but it was less than six bucks so it was worth it for the Beck and Nirvana songs.

*Filter - Title of Record. I found a sealed copy for less than four dollars so I had to get it even though the only song on it that I knew was "Take a Picture." But I love that song and the only other song of theirs I was familiar with (from another album) so I took the gamble. Well worth it--some of the tracks definitely mesh together but TAP and the nearly eight-minute "Welcome to the Fold" were worth the price of admission.

*Alice in Chains - Dirt. I've had their best-of for a while and kept debating whether or not I should delve into their back catalog. After hearing this, I'm friggin' pissed off at myself for not getting into it sooner. "Dam That River" immediately became my favorite AiC song.
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 07:57 PM   #24
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I just picked up two new CDs today.
Sheryl Crow - Detours
Vampire Weekend - self-titled album
What do you think of Vampire Weekend? I think they're amazing. Great album, that.
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 07:59 PM   #25
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Last ones I got (which was just the other day) were:

The Hives--Veni Vidi Vicious

Nick Drake--Made to Love Magic

Madeleine Peyroux--Half the Perfect World
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 09:13 PM   #28
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Old Mar 31, 2008, 12:48 PM   #29
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My copy of Pizzicato Five - Playboy & Playgirl just arrived in the mail.
I've got another ebay buy on the way, Shiina Ringo - Tsumi to Batsu (three-song single), but that one is coming from Japan--it might be a while.
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I've got another ebay buy on the way, Shiina Ringo - Tsumi to Batsu (three-song single), but that one is coming from Japan--it might be a while.
Which Japanese site do you order from, and how is the service?

The last albums I bought were three early Genesis albums. "Foxtrot" "Trepass" and "Nursery Crimes".
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Which Japanese site do you order from, and how is the service?
This one is a used CD from ebay. There are a handful of reputable sellers there in Japan, and there's also a good one I've dealt with in Hong Kong. I usually order new CDs from YesAsia, but I know others who prefer CD Japan. YesAsia is slightly more expensive per disc, but if you go over $25.00 (which isn't difficult) shipping is free. CD Japan is the better deal if you are buying many at a time, which I never do. Both are very reliable and have fairly quick service. I've also heard that HMV Japan is good, and they carry vinyl and will ship it internationally, but I haven't tried that yet.
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The last Vinyl album was Van Halen's 5150 when it was released. From that point forward I have only purchased CD's.

My last CDs were bought together a couple of weeks ago, Amy Winehouse - Back to Black with BB King's - Live at the Regal.
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Old Apr 06, 2008, 12:55 PM   #34
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I just bought a bunch of albums, EPs, and singles on Ebay today (or as they prefer to say, "won").

Brilliant Green - Stand By Me (CD single)
Every Little Thing - 3 different CD EPs (a 3-song, a 4-song, and a 6-song EP)
Chara - Sweet (album)
Pizzicato Five - Happy End of You (2LP vinyl)
Puffy - AmiYumi (album)
Puffy - Solosolo (album) [edit: This is my absolute favorite Puffy album, and the pride of this bunch. It is thick with Beatles influence. )
Puffy - 4 different CD singles

Not a bad haul for the price of 2 CDs at a record store (and that's including the shipping costs).
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This is the last one I bought:



Ooh!!! I've got that one too!!! It was the picture on the cover that first drew me towards it.....

Last CD I bought was The Very Best of Adam and the Ants!!!
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Sorry I forgot which thread I posted this question in.
Thanks for the reply, will try one or both when I am in need of something rare or Japanese.

Last albums I bought where a couple of Beatle vinyls.
"With The Beatles" dutch stereo
A mexican mono version of "Sgt. Pepper's."
Germand "Please Please Me" and "Help!"
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This one is a used CD from ebay. There are a handful of reputable sellers there in Japan, and there's also a good one I've dealt with in Hong Kong. I usually order new CDs from YesAsia, but I know others who prefer CD Japan. YesAsia is slightly more expensive per disc, but if you go over $25.00 (which isn't difficult) shipping is free. CD Japan is the better deal if you are buying many at a time, which I never do. Both are very reliable and have fairly quick service. I've also heard that HMV Japan is good, and they carry vinyl and will ship it internationally, but I haven't tried that yet.
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I think this is everything since the last update...

*She & Him - Volume One. If you saw Elf, you know that Zooey Deschanel has a beautiful voice. So I'd been waiting for her to do an album for a while now. Well, I think it's safe to say I won't be picking up Volume Two. I don't mind the old-timey style; it suits her voice well and it's a nice throwback, but while most of the songs are individually nice, the album as a whole just doesn't go anywhere. It's just the same thing track after track. It does include covers of "I Should Have Known Better" and "You Really Got a Hold on Me" which are nothing special but decent.

*Ace of Base - The Sign. I really only wanted the title track but when I found a used copy of the full album for $5 I figured what the heck. I'm glad I got it, because there were some other songs on here that I knew and liked but had forgotten. Again, I'm definitely not interested in getting any other AoB releases, but it's good to have.

*Stone Temple Pilots - "Interstate Love Song" single. The packaging on this is awesome, it folds out and shows a bunch of their past releases. I got it for some live versions of "Vasoline" and ILS, two of my favorite STP hits. They don't really offer much variety from the album versions but it was only $3 and I'm a completist anyway.

*Nirvana - Incesticide. I'd heard pretty much everything off of it years ago but I'd just never gotten around to picking it up. I was surprised at how good it is considering it's just a B-sides album. It's way better than the Smashing Pumpkins' two B-sides albums although obviously it's weaker than their three main albums.

*Beck - Stereopathetic Soulmanure. If this weren't $8 and I wasn't a Beck completist, I would absolutely be selling this piece of crap. Seriously, I have no idea how this was ever approved for release. There are some nice little ditties, but at least 2/3 of this is pure noise for the sake of noise. It sounds like a third-generation cassette tape too.

*Blind Melon - Blind Melon. Saw it on Amazon for really cheap and I'd always loved "No Rain," so I figured I might as well. "No Rain" is probably the best song but I was pretty surprised to find that the overall record is pretty good. Not earth-shattering but it has its share of cool tunes.

*Blind Melon - Soup. Less than a week after I got the above, I went to a used book store and they had a copy of this for $6 so I decided to get it. Wow, this is way better than the debut album. It's got a ton of different styles and just works better as an album. I saw it on a Worst Albums Ever list but I don't really understand why; maybe people were expecting more of the same and were just disappointed that the band branched into a totally different direction. But it's really good.
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