System of a Tori

I have a couple of CD purchases to talk about.

System of a Down – Toxicity

I dropped by a Book Off I had not been to in a while and was chuffed to find this “limited edition” bonus CD version for only 280 yen. I already have this album as an iTunes download (does anyone use iTunes to buy music anymore?), so I was happy to get this on CD.

The bonus CD disc has a making-of video, which you can watch here if you are curious.

It is an excellent album, but all of their albums are really. It is just a pity that while they are still touring they have not released a new album for a very long time now. This is apparently because Serj, the vocalist, is mucking about while the rest of the band are keen to record again… musicians for you.

Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes

This album came out in 1992, and I probably bought it in the same year, or thereabouts. I really liked it at the time, but the album and I parted ways years later for reasons unknown. But, just a few days ago I thought it would be good to listen to it again, so I found it used on Amazon and it arrived a couple of days ago.

After listening to it I realised that I had forgotten most of it, the only familiar track was “Crucify”. I must say I was a little underwhelmed by the rest of the album, it is good, but my jumbled mind seems to have held it on a higher pedestal. It needs more listens though.

Tori released her 15th album in 2017, I must check that out, as well as some of her other albums.

Music count 2019: 6

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