The CDs and downloads are piling up, so it is time to blog about them, then file them away in the CD shelf of goodness.
DJ Honda, HII – I have been wanting to check out DJ Honda for some time, so when I came across this CD at a very decent price of 280 yen (two and a bit cans of Coke) at Book Off recently I snapped it up. Not too shabby, but not as good as I was hoping. Might listen to it again some day. The cover is covered in an actual piece of metal.
Unsound – I was researching the Punk-O-Rama series and found that after the final CD was released (Punk-O-Rama Vol. 10) the record label released what was supposed to be a new series called “Unsound” in 2006. There are one or two bands that regularly featured in the Punk-O-Rama volumes, but most are new bands, and are a mixture of post-hardcore and rock bands. There is also a DVD with music videos on it (not watched it yet). Not bad, but Punk-O-Rama was better.
The Jam, Setting Sons – This is a 1979 release from the jammers, and jolly good stuff too.
Super Furry Animals, Rings Around The World – While I knew of their existence, I had never heard this band, so when I found it el cheapo at Book Off I had to purchase it straight away. Good stuff on first listen, but I will have to listen to it again before my final verdict.
The Divine Comedy, Regeneration – I got hooked onto this band a while ago, and have been slowly adding their albums to my collection. Good stuff, you just can’t go wrong with this band.
Fat Music Volume V, Live Fat Die Young – This is a compilation similar to Punk-O-Rama but released on a competing label. I have heard of some of the bands, but not all. Overall it is a good listen, but I think I prefer Punk-O-Rama.
Relapse Records, 25 Years Of Contamination – I downloaded a Relapse sampler release a while back and recently I decided to check out their Bandcamp page. I found this sampler with 194 songs for just US$5, so I thought that was pretty decent (0.025 cents per song). There is a lot of metal on it, but also some other stuff. A lot of it is good, but some not. Still, it was well worth the huge download, and five bucks.
Anaal Nathrakh, Desideratum – Another Bandcamp purchase here. Anaal Nathrakh are a British extremo-death-O-metal band that play jolly well fast. They are mostly a studio band, but do play live gigs on occasion. I haven’t listened to this, but their music doesn’t change much, so this will definitely be noisy and good.
I do have a few more to add, but it can wait for later.
Album count 2017: 55