cds i’ve purchsed in the past week

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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 Stone cover

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.

American Graffitti

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 hits

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.

F. Sinatra, Only the Lonely

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.

F. Sinatra, Songs for Swingin' Lovers

Frank Sinatra, Songs for Swingin’ Lovers: Ring-a-ding-ding, baby!  Let’s swing!  It’s socko time for those commie punks!

The Clash, Singles

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?

E. Presley, 30 #1 Hits

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

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.

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5 Responses to “cds i’ve purchsed in the past week”

  1. 1jargoncomputer Says:

    In regard to the Buddy Holly purchase…I think A.C. Newman might be a close second to Holly on simple and affective pop. Specifically, I am referencing Slow Wonder, released in 2003. The stuff he did with the New Pornographers was much more complicated, and not nearly as gratifying. Though, I guess it could be argued that some of the full band pieces were a little more intricate than they came across.

  2. mlmcginnis Says:

    Derek–good call . . . I like Newman’s work too, but I would give the slight edge to the New Pornographer’s work . . . I like the complexity. (Esp. Dan Bejar’s songs, “Testament to Youth in Verse” being an esp. favorite). The point, though, about Newman/Holly is well made.

  3. 1jargoncomputer Says:

    Admittedly, I haven’t listened to very much in regard to Electric Version. I own both Twin Cinema and Mass Romantic, but that album seems to have avoided the collection process. I am still reluctant to believe that it could be much better than Slow Wonder, only considering the time that I originally listened to the album, and my affinity for that moment in my life. In addition, I hear that a new album is on the way…I’m interested

  4. mlmcginnis Says:

    The new album dropped a couple of weeks back . . . It’s a somewhat more mellow-toned album: less upbeat, both rhythmically and tonally. Still, pretty good stuff. Let me know and I can arrange to burn a copy for you if you’d like.

  5. 1jargoncomputer Says:

    I would appreciate that


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