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9 CDs purchased today

Filed under: — adrian @ 11:37 pm

from Aquarius:

  1. Beirut Gulag Orkestar
  2. Sufjan Stevens Avalanche
  3. V/A The Sound the Hare Heard [Kill Rock Stars compilation]
  4. Ben Gibbard and Andrew Kenney Home Splits Series, Vol. 5

from Amoeba:

  1. Built to Spill Keep It like a Secret
  2. Built to Spill There’s Nothing Wrong with Love
  3. the Long Winters When I Pretend to Fall
  4. Nedelle From the Lion’s Mouth
  5. Johnny Cash American V: A Hundred Highways

3 Responses to “9 CDs purchased today”

  1. Colin Says:

    What do you think of “The Avalanche”? I accidentally bought two songs off “The Sound the Hare Heard” from eMusic a couple of weeks ago. I was trying to just buy “Adlai Stevenson” and for some reason the Laura Veirs song was mislabeled and I downloaded it, thinking it was a Sufjan Stevens song. Anyway, I really like “Cast a Hook in Me.”

    Man, you’re going old-school, buying “There’s Nothing Wrong with Love.” That CD came out in like 1994. That’s the last Built to Spill CD I bought. I was going to buy the album referenced at the end of “There’s Nothing Wrong with Love” but I think there was some sort of label issue that prevented it from being released. I kind of lost track of Built to Spill when I went to college. They became one of those bands that I liked but not quite enough to buy more stuff by them.

  2. adrian Says:

    I like Avalanche so far. Relative to some of his other recordings [Illinois, Michigan, Seven Swans], though, it’s not as good, but it’s still good on an absolute scale.

    BtS’s Keep it Like a Secret is solid. I’d heard it at the radio station a bunch so I knew that one already. I’d say it’s worth picking up.

    Yeah, that Laura Veirs song’s pretty good. I like her in general (see also mix tape, vol. 1). It took a while for her to grow on me though.

  3. andy (not andyl) Says:

    Yeah, I’ve got to say that There’s nothing wrong with love is pretty freaking good. It’s definitely my favorite BTS album. Keep it like a secret is good, but just not quite that good.

    As far as Avalanche goes, I think it’s pretty darn solid. I love all three versions of “Chicago,” and I think that a bunch of tracks (Adlai Stevenson, Springfield, Saul Bellow, Pittsfield) rank right up there with Casimir Pulaski Day.

    Man, I hope the italic tags work. This post will look a little dumb without them.

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