Friday, May 27, 2011

A new machine...

Various - Natural Progression Vol 4
Various - Natural Progression Vol 5
Marc Almond - Stardom Road
Various Composers - Vienna 1900 The death of Tonality?
Various - Current Top 60 "Recent" Albums


Like many of the weeks recorded here, this week, I have acquired far too many CDs - including a 170 CD (and 2DVD) box of J S Bach's complete works...

And, today was no differnt...

At lunchtime, a visit to Fopp resulted in OK Go's last album (the later, double CD version) entering the collection for the requisite £3...

Then, post drinks with chums Kris-with-a-K, Bernardo and The Lodger, I arrived home, reasonably not the worse for wear, to find a pile of "stuff" waiting for me...

Four packages containing discs - early 20th Century Viennese stuff, some tasty Baroque'n'Roll, a 2CD best of by Curtis Mayfield and a 3CD box of the best of cellist Jacqueline du Pre...

I didn't get round to listening to three of those four as the fifth package awaiting my return was a 4GB Sony Walkman earned by spending on my Sony Credit Card (and to be followed soon, hopefully, by a Miles Davis live set)...

So time was spent setting this wee beastie up...

It can hold around 60-70 albums so I compiled and loaded my Top 60 "Recent" Albums, based on my listings over at my "Top Ten Albums of the Month" blog...

And, since I know everyone loves a list, here they are in alpha order...

65DaysOfStatic - We Were Exploding Anyway
Alice Peacock - Love Remains
Anathema – We’re Here Because We’re Here
Asia - Omega
Bidiniband - The Land is Wild
Bigelf - Cheat the Gallows
Bob Dylan- Together Through Life
Brandon Flowers - Flamingo
Brian Eno - Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Broken Records - Let Me Come Home
Bryan Ferry - Olympia
Dar Williams - Many Great Companions (2CD)
Dar Williams - Promised Land
David Sylvian - Manafon
David Sylvian - Sleepwalkers
Dream Theater - Black Clouds and Silver Linings (3CD)
Editors - In This Light and on This Evening
Eels - Tomorrow Morning
Fehlfarben - Glucksmaschinen
Glen Hansard/Marketa Irglova - Once OST
Grand Theft Bus - Made Upwards
Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels
Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day
Heaven and Hell - The Devil You Know
IQ - Frequency
James - The Night Before
Jason Lytle - Yours Truly, The Commuter
John Grant - Queen of Denmark (2CD)
Justin Currie - The Great War
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Marc Almond - Stardom Road
Marc Almond - Variete
Midlake - The Courage of Others
Muse - The Resistance
My Chemical Romance - Danger Days
OK Go - Of the Blue Colour Of the Sky (2CD)
OMD - History of Modern
Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back (2CD)
Porcupine Tree - The Incident
Sarah McLachlan - The Laws of Illusion
Steve Harley - Stranger Comes to Town
Steven Wilson - Insurgentes
Steven Wilson - Nsrgnts Rmxs
Sumner McKane - In the Blood
Sumner McKane - Something Very New England About This View (EP)
Sumner McKane - Two If By Sea
Sumner McKane – What a Great Place to Be
Sumner McKane Group - Night Blooming Cereus
The Bad Plus - Never Stop
The Besnard Lakes - Are the Roaring Night
The Divine Comedy - Absent Friends
The Flower Kings - The Sum of No Evil (2CD)
The National - High Violet
The Pineapple Thief - Someone Here is Missing
The Uglysuit - The Uglysuit
Transatlantic - The Whirlwind (2CD)
Uriah Heep - Into the Wild
Wetton Downes - Icon III
William Fitzsimmons - Goodnight
William Orbit - Pieces in a Modern Style Vol. 2 (2CD)

Other than that, "Have I Got News For You" and "Law & Order" entertained...

To bed far too late but with good music on the new machine...

Highlight of the Day : A new machine...

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