James Brown, 20 All Time Greatest Hits: I dug the Sly Stone disc I bought this weekend, so I thought I’d try the Godfather again. I owned, briefly, Live at the Apollo some years ago, and though I liked it sort of, I didn’t keep it. So James Brown, take two.
Sly & the Family Stone, Greatest Hits: I tried the remastered Stand! a few months ago and was intrigued but not a huge fan. Now that Hits has been remastered, I picked this up too. Pretty sweet.
Original Soundtrack, American Graffiti: Because it’s too hard to find a nice sampler of late 50s and early 60s pop. Where’s the Dion, though?
Buddy Holly, Greatest Hits: Second time I’ve owned this (though I briefly owned the two-disc Ultimate Collection in between). Has anyone written such simple and affective pop since his death? If so, it’s a close call.
Frank Sinatra, Sings for Only the Lonely: Okay, it’s a creepy/silly cover. But the music is the most blissfully orchestrated melancholy known to man.
Frank Sinatra, Songs for Swingin’ Lovers: Ring-a-ding-ding, baby! Let’s swing! It’s socko time for those commie punks!
The Clash, The Singles: This is the third time I’ve owned this, believe it or not. I usually own it for five or so months, decide I don’t want it, and then want it again a year later. Will I keep it this time? Who knows?
Elvis Presley, 30 #1 Hits: Second time I’ve owned this. I’ve had a hankering for this again for a while, and my local Marte du K had it on sale, so I picked it up again. Sweet.
Aphex Twin, Selected Ambient Works 85-92: I used to own Ambient Works Volume Two, but got rid of it in the great Ambient Music Purge of 05-06. Now, I want ambient music again. Thus.