Various - Top 50 Albums
Various - Last 100 Acquisitions
The Bad Plus - Made Possible
Cheryl Cole - A Million Lights
Haydn - Complete String Quartets
The walking continues...
Over the last seven days I've managed over 40 miles - amazingly only one and a half less than the week before despite no trip to Brussels and hours and hours of walking round a European city...
This is, however, a daunting target on a weekly basis...
A walk to Fopp was soundtracked by the latest Cheryl Cole album, which starts very well indeed but becomes more and more annoying and disappointing as it progresses...
Despite her fame (and success) now far outstripping that of her Girls Aloud band mates, letting her own taste determine the content of her LP leaves it miles behind the output of the quintet...
I considered a box set of Haydn String Quartets...
Forgetting of course that I already have one...
Anyway, the Bad Plus raised the bar...
The majority of their new LP was aired during the second of their gigs at the Edinburgh Jazz festival back in August...
Excellent stuff and no doubt a high entry into my top 50 albums come the weekend...
Since I've been shuffling them in the cans this last week, I might as well list here what they currently are...
Basic criteria for entry are (a) good (in my opinion), (b) studio albums (no compilations or live albums) and (c) released since 2010...
1 Fehlfarben - Xenophonie 2012
2 Neal Morse - Momentum 2012
3 Levin Torn White - Levin Torn White 2011
4 Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will 2011
5 Bidiniband - In the Rock Hall 2012
6 Cloudland Blue Quartet - Starlightnight 2012
7 Paul Buchanan - Mid Air 2012
8 Brian Eno - Drums Between the Bells 2011
9 Rush - Clockwork Angels 2012
Asia - XXX 2012
11 Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events 2011
12 Yes - Fly From Here 2011
13 Bryan Ferry - Olympia 2010
14 Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto 2011
15 Alice Cooper - Welcome 2 My Nightmare 2011
16 David Guetta - Nothing But the Beat 2011
17 Lady Antebellum - Own the Night 2011
18 The Pineapple Thief - Someone Here Is Missing 2010
19 Sumner McKane - Something Very New
This View 2010
20 Brian Eno - Small Craft on a Milk Sea 2010
21 The Bad Plus - Never Stop 2010
22 Neal Morse - Testimony Two 2011
23 William Fitzsimmons - Gold in the Shadow 2011
Asia - Omega 2010
25 John Grant - Queen of Denmark 2010
26 Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet 2012
27 Explosions in the Sky - Take Care Take Care Take Care 2011
28 City and Colour - Little Hell 2011
29 Ke$ha - Animal 2010
30 And So I Watch You From Afar - Gangs 2011
31 Uriah Heep - Into the Wild 2011
32 Madredeus - Essencia 2012
33 Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys! 2011
Brandon Flowers - Flamingo 2010
35 The National - High Violet 2010
36 Fehlfarben - Glucksmaschinen 2010
37 65DaysOfStatic - We Were Exploding Anyway 2010
38 White Denim - D 2011
39 Everything Everything - Man Alive 2010
40 Fountains of
Wayne - Sky Full of Holes 2011
41 Cloudland Blue Quartet - Splinterheart 2010
42 Deus - Keep you Close 2011
43 Jakszyk Fripp & Collins - A Scarcity of Miracles 2011
44 Young the Giant - Young the Giant 2010
45 OK Go - Of the Blue Colour of the Sky 2010
46 LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening 2010
47 Justin Currie - The Great War 2010
48 Peter Gabriel - New Blood 2011
49 The Mars
Volta - Nocturniquet 2012
50 Field Music - Plumb 2011
...with apologies, of course, for two of my own albums being in there but I, as you might imagine, quite like them...
Tonight, back to Football Fans in Training at Tynecastle and some boxercising (including against old school and music buddy Dave McLaren) and walking about and chatting about footie with ex-Hearts player Jimmy Sandeson and comparing ideas on exercising and eating and drinking...
All in all another enjoyable session and progress is being made...
Back home, telly, Haydn and bed...
Highlight of the Day : Making progress...