Three Discs from Toyama

Yesterday was a public holiday, Showa Day, which is a holiday honouring the birth of the previous emperor. So, we had a day trip to Toyama city which is in the next prefecture. Our main goals were to go to an art gallery (I saw paintings by Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Jackson Pollock), go to a large shopping mall (there are none in our city), go wild in Costco, and of course visit the local Book Off. As luck would have it there was a 50% off all CDs priced under 500 yen discount going on, so I had a good hard look for stuff to get. Here is what I got…


Primal Scream – Vanishing Point
I wouldn’t say I am a Primal Scream fan, but when I came across I thought I may as well get it, especially as pickings were slim. Overall it is a decent album, but it still does not make me a fan.


Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
There was a trolley full of CDs at the Book Off with a sign saying “All 108 yen”, so I picked through it. Apart from the first Punk-O-Rama CD the only other decent CD in there was this one, the rest were all terrible Japanese pop and rock bands. So, with a discount of 50% it was only 54 yen. I knew beforehand that this album is considered to be a landmark album in the hip-hop world, so I had to try it out. I haven’t listened to all of it yet, but what I have heard is just average.


Graham Coxon – Love Travels at Illegal Speeds
I was most pleased to find this as I like Graham Coxon lots. And this album does not disappoint, catchy guitar riffs and all rather upbeat and fun. By far the best CD I bought yesterday, I just wish I could have found more.

Music count 2018: 45

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