I have been buying a few new CD albums recently but not bothering to review them, better do it I suppose. So I’ll lump all of them together here.
The first is ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’, I saw it cheap at Book Off so got it as it is a not a bad listen and is a piece of rock n’ roll history which needs to be in my collection.
Next is Cheryl Crow’s ‘The Very Best Of’ album. I have always liked a few of her songs but never enough to buy her albums. And I wanted to get something radically different to add to the rest of my collection, plus it was cheap at Book Off. Bit of a disappointment though. Apart from her well known songs the rest are just fillers really, even though it is a best of album.
At the same time I bought Cheryl Crow I bought Alanis Morrisette’s ‘Jagged little Pill’ album, at least that what it was supposed to be. When I got home I found ‘Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie’ album inside which is a follow-up to J.L.P. This one too is disappointing, kind of pretentious, and very standard indie rock. I won’t be listening to this again in a hurry.
Since I had already chosen two albums by female singers I decided to find a third so I got Bjork’s ‘Medulla’ album. This is another disappointment unfortunatley, didn’t grab me at all. Oh well.
One band I discovered on a PSP game soundtrack a few years back was Senses Fail. I like them lots so when I heard they have a new album out I ordered it on Amazon. And it is just as good as all of their previous stuff, not much of a progression, but still good. It has a nice cardboard album jacket too.
Last weekend we all piled into the car and went to Toys R’ Us to get a new bike for James. Book Off is downstairs from there so I dived in there and was determined to leave with one CD. After much deliberation I bought a KC & The Sunshine Band’s ‘Best Of’ album. It has all of their well known funky disco beats and a few I have never heard although they are nothing special. A fun listen but not essential.
After I found out, a bit late, that Ween are no more I decided to buy an album of theirs so I chose ‘Chocolate and Cheese’. And this one too was bit of a disappointment, not what I was expecting from Ween, even though their albums can be very diverse. Not their best at all.
And today I received in the mail a metal album by Sabbat called ‘History of a Time to Come’, an album I had and loved in NZ a long time ago. It didn’t come with to Japan for some reason so after all this time I got it again. And I still like it just as much as ever. Ah, memories!
Album count 2012 including all of the above: 44