I took my daughter to art class as usual last Saturday, and thought that instead of paying 300 yen on parking in the city while I wait for her, why not spend it on music? So, I drove ten minutes or so to Hard Off where I found the following CDs in the 100 yen bins.
Junkie XL – Saturday Teenage Kick
This was my first find, and I was most pleased to get this.
Junkie XL is a Dutch DJ who has had quite a good career. He has made music for films such as Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Deadpool. He also does video game music, which is how I was first introduced to him playing the Burnout Games on my old PSP.
This is his first album, and is it quite good…if you like a bit of electronica. Judge for ye self…
Certainly one of the best bargain buys this year.
The Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up The Girl
I chose this because I know little of The Goo Goo Dolls, just the name really. So, I quickly looked them up on the webs and saw that this gets decent reviews, and that the album is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year with the band doing a tour for it. So I thought it would be worth getting to see what all the fuss is about.
It is not bad, there are some good tracks, but it is not an album I will listen to very often. Still, for 100 yen it was well worth it.
Saint Etienne – Fairy Tales From Saint Etienne
This is a Japan-only release, and is a best-of album.
I have not heard any of the tracks, and they are all nice but nothing overly exciting at all. I do have one of their albums, and it is pretty much the same.
Good background music though.