The music purchases have slowed down a little recently, although I am only 11 purchases behind where I was in October last year. Still, I have four rather different releases to speak of.
Santana – Supernatural
I am not really a Santana fan, but I bought this anyway because I thought it would be good to have at least one of his albums, he is after all an excellent guitar player and his music is unique.
I have only listened to this once, and I liked what I heard, but I think it is more of a in-the-background album rather than something you crank up and groove out to.
This is his seventeenth album, and probably caused Carlos to have to buy another cabinet because it went platinum fifteen times, and it received eight Grammy’s including Album of the Year. It sold over 30 million copies, making it Santana’s best selling album.
Click on the album cover above to listen to a track from the album.
The Charlatans – The Charlatans v. The Chemical Brothers
I bought this while I was in Good Times buying The Stranglers record last week. Before going to the counter I had a quick look in the CD section and found this for only 100 yen. It is a remix EP which I usually don’t go for as I don’t like remixes for the most part, but I thought the combination of The Charlatans and The Chemical Brothers might make for good sounds.
Unfortunately it is not very good, my remix aversion is still quite justified. But, it is OK to have, I guess.
Click on the album cover.
Senses Fail – If There Is Light It Will Find You
Senses Fail are a band I discovered when playing a fave Sony PSP game many years ago, one of their songs was on the game soundtrack along with at least two other bands I got into. Since then I have been collecting all of the albums and this is their latest album, released this year. I bought it on Bandcamp.
Senses Fail never release a bad album, and this one is no exception. It is not their best album, but it is still a very good album.
Senses Fail are a post-hardcore band, and are also described as emo, screamo, and metalcore. I should probably be a lot younger to admit I like this band, but inside I still feel 25, so that’s OK.
Broke For Free – XXVII
I discovered Broke For Free on Free Music Archive some times ago and liked him (it is just one guy) so much I downloaded all of his releases.
This album is on Bandcamp, and was released in 2016. I thought I had better pay for his music for once so I just bought it this very evening.
A quick listen shows that it is yet another good release. Have a listen yourself here, then throw some money his way why don’t you?
Recently I have decided to pretty much stop buying CDs. I want to concentrate on vinyl for a while, and support bands by buying downloads mostly on Bandcamp. Also, with almost 1000 CDs just sitting on my bookshelf all day doing nothing I feel that it is a bit of a waste. Vinyl is cool to have, but I continue to buy them at a slow rate. Perhaps I will buy the odd CD if it is something unique, rare, or just plain cheapo.
Something I would like to see is a cross between a record and a download. If record companies were to make a really nice 7″-sized cardboard album sleeve with a high quality booklet inside that has the lyrics, pretty pictures, and a download coupon where you can get the music, I would be willing to pay a bit extra for it. That way you could have your music sorted in special sized bins that don’t take up too much space and you could flick through your collection as though you were in a record store. Dang, I would really like that!
A record I bought online from England is on the way and should arrive any day soon, and it is definitely going to be the most prized vinyl in my collection so far. So I will blog about that very soon hopefully.
Music count 2018: 101