Seven Discs of Mixed Delight and Thrift

Radiohead – Amnesiac
This was cheapo in the cheapo section at Book Off (there are two sections basically, the over-priced section which I never buy stuff from, and the “under 500 yen” section). Being a Radiohead album in the cheapo section meant I had to purchase it there and then. I am not a huge Radiohead fan, but this album is decent.

Braids – Native Speaker
I found this at a DVD rental place, which recently dropped their DVD rental price from 100 yen down to 75 yen (not including new releases), which is 55 yen cheaper than the price of a can of Coke from a vending machine. They also have a used CD section which has some good stuff at reasonable prices from time to time. I saw this album and thought I would give it a go. I am listening to it as I type and it is not too shabby.

Transvision Vamp – Velveteen
I had this CD back in the day (around 1989) and when I saw it in Book Off, in the cheapo section, I thought I would have another listen. Turns out though that this was crap, I guess I forgot. It just has not aged well, that is for sure.

We Are Scientists – Brain Thrust Mastery
Looking through my vast music collection I came across my other We Are Scientists albums and thought that it was time for another as I rather like them. I have not listened to this yet, but I suspect it will be worthy.

Pulp – Different Class
James, Hana, and I went to a large second-hand shop a couple of weekends back called “Hard Off”, which you may have guessed is part of the Book Off group. It is a large shop full of over-priced junk mostly, but there is a decent bargain CD shelf with stuff priced at 100 yen. This was there along with the Coolio CD I will mention next. Yet to spin this one yet.

Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
This is Coolio’s biggest selling album, but apart from the title track and one or two of the other 16 songs this is pretty crappy. But, it was only 100 yen.

Potishead – Dummy
Cheapo section purchase again. Pretty good too.

Album count 2017: 110

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