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Corey_Lazarus
I made one for the Movies folder way back when, so why not one for the Music folder?

Today, I bought the following four CDs:
Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death
Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines
Type O Negative - Life Is Killing Me
Zombie Apocalypse - This Is A Spark Of Life


I'm currently listening to Maiden, and it's pretty good. I still find Brave New World to be better, but I'm only four tracks in. Doesn't touch anything from the early-to-mid 80's, but very good nonetheless. Why? Well...it's Iron fucking Maiden, that's why.

Nile is...damn. I don't know why I hated them for so long, but I listened to Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka a couple of weeks ago nonstop for, like, three days straight, and I loved it. So I got this one, because many people told me it's their best so far, and I love it too. Brutal. Technical. METAL.

Type O's I haven't listened to fully yet. I need to be in the right mood to listen to Type O, I guess, but "I Don't Wanna Be Me" is awesome, as are "Angry Inch" (though I hate the fucking movie) and the opening track of "Thir13en" is a good riff. Wish it went longer.

Zombie Apocalypse...I feel ripped off. RIPPED THE FUCK OFF. $8 CD for...how many minutes of music? Huh? Take a guess. 45? Nope, way too high. 30? Nope, still way too high. 20?! Subtract about 8 minutes and 35 seconds. Yes, friends, Zombie Apocalypse's album is 11 minutes and 25 seconds long. Now, the tracks that are the longest are 2 and 3-minute songs, and they're a hardcore band that isn't too bad, but...I still feel ripped off. Decent enough album, and I'll take the longest tracks and add 'em to my playlist, then probably sell the CD for a buck to my friend Meehan, whose favorite bands include Give Us Barrabus and DS13 (grindcore freak; Agent would like him).

So...what y'all got recently?
Henry Spencer
My most recent trip to Warehouse Music had me acquiring:

Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man
Ornette Coleman - The Shape Of Jazz To Come
JebusNassedar
I just returned from Fry's Electronics, due to my printer dying the day before a big project is due. I looked for anything Mike Patton, since I'm on a huge kick with him right now. I saw nothing but Lovage and Tomahawk. I havent made a final opinion on Tomahawk, except that Rape This Day is a pretty good song.

Point? I also picked up Type O Negative - Life Is Killing Me. Picked it up after hearing The Dream Is Dead on a friends comp. Good stuff. Very sinister.

I'm hoping that next week, I'll be able to add "City" by Strapping Young Lad. I downloaded All Hail The New Flesh...dear lord.
claydude14
Phantom Planet- Phantom Planet
and
The Shins- Chutes Too Narrow

Like em both a lot.
TĀ®ITEC
- MC 900 Ft Jesus: "Welcome To My Dream" rerelease, with bonus tracks.
...Excellent, except "Dali's Handgun" makes me wanna stab stuff 'cause it sucks. "The City Sleeps" and "Adventures In Failure" make up for it. Good stuff.

- Pearl Jam: "Ten"
Pretty obviously a great album.

- The Doors: "LA Woman"
Yeah, I.. still haven't listened to it. Shame on me.
Edwin MacPhisto
Most recently: finally, an actual copy of Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, and all the Smiths' proper albums thanks to a beautiful Half.com deal. Also got the remastered Blonde on Blonde for $15. It's spread across two CDs, which is kinda fruity, but the sound quality is great.

Also, my roommate found a used copy of MC Hammer's post-9/11 album for $3, so we've been giggling at that. I encourage anyone looking to shit himself with giddiness to download "No Stoppin' Us (USA)" or "A Soldier's Letter," if you can somehow find them.
B. Brian Brunzell
B. Brian's most recent purchases:

The Low-End Theory- A Tribe Called Quest
Slanted & Enchanted- Pavement
Quickness- Bad Brains
Things Fall Apart- The Roots
Talib Kweli and Mos Def are Blackstar- Blackstar
The Will to Live- Ben Harper
De-Loused in the Comatorium- The Mars Volta

Jeebus, get yourself a copy of City as soon as fucking possible. "All Hail the New Flesh" is just the tip of the iceberg.

Devin Townsend: Still the best thing to ever happen to Metal
razazteca
I purchased:

Outkast Speakerboxxx/Love Below for $9.95 smile.gif
The Heart of Roadrunner Records for $8.95
Nevermortal
QUOTE(JebusNassedar @ Jan 19 2004, 08:51 PM)
I'm hoping that next week, I'll be able to add "City" by Strapping Young Lad. I downloaded All Hail The New Flesh...dear lord.

"Hey Man, I'm Going To Fuck This Shit Up
No Fear, No Compromise, I Want It All"

I love that opening line to "Flesh". "City" is awesome, all the way through. I'd pick up "SYL" too if you have the money.

The last CD I bought was Lamb of God's "As the Palaces Burn". Heavy, brutal shit all the way through.
DCMaximo
Most recent purchases:

Cerys Matthews- Cockahoop
Embrace- Fireworks (Singles 1997-2002)
My Chemical Romance- You Bring Your Love, I'll Bring The Bullets
Super Furry Animals- Rings Around The World
Far- Water And Solutions (as my old copy was worn out)
Agent of Oblivion
QUOTE
Nile is...damn. I don't know why I hated them for so long, but I listened to Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka a couple of weeks ago nonstop for, like, three days straight, and I loved it. So I got this one, because many people told me it's their best so far, and I love it too. Brutal. Technical. METAL.


Told you that cd ruled. The chanting action towards the end of the album gets old to me after a while, but the first 5 or 6 tracks on that cd are completely off the page. "Unas, Slayer of the Gods" is just about the best 12 minutes or so of brutal death metal that I can think of.

That Type O is good shit, too.

The last couple few cds I've gotten have been to expand my Zappa collection. Namely Cheap Thrills, which is decent enough, and Lumpy Gravy, which has grown on me greatly. I also picked up Neurosis & Jarboe's collaboration on a whim, and it fucking sucks. Don't bother, even if you love Neurosis.
Youth N Asia
Picked up the new Offspring...good album, but short
Skywarp!
Just yesterday:

The Darkness: Permission to Land
The Police: Every Breath You Take
BAR
I got The Doors' self-titled and The Ramones' anthology recently.
Nevermortal
QUOTE(Agent of Oblivion @ Jan 20 2004, 07:35 AM)
QUOTE
Nile is...damn. I don't know why I hated them for so long, but I listened to Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka a couple of weeks ago nonstop for, like, three days straight, and I loved it. So I got this one, because many people told me it's their best so far, and I love it too. Brutal. Technical. METAL.


Told you that cd ruled. The chanting action towards the end of the album gets old to me after a while, but the first 5 or 6 tracks on that cd are completely off the page. "Unas, Slayer of the Gods" is just about the best 12 minutes or so of brutal death metal that I can think of.

AoO, what's your opinion of their Egyptian gimmick?

I actually wrote about Nile in my final paper for my Egyptian History course last semester. My professor, an archaologist was amazed that there was a band that wrote about Egyptian mythology, and he ended up buying "In their Darkened Shrines". Not sure if he ended up liking it or not.
Jack_Bauer
Today : Slipknot - Iowa

Don't ask why I bought this. Oh, and it isn't TOO bad.
Agent of Oblivion
I think the Egyptian stuff is pretty groovy, only because the language is ugly and fits metal well, the material is sinister as fuck, and it's old and has that kind of cryptic sort of appeal (no pun intended). Mythology and metal are a pretty volatile mixture though, resulting either in something brilliant, or something extravagantly gay. Nile's more of the former, especially when they use a flute, and drums that are made from human bone.
Agent of Oblivion
Ok, so yesterday I got Zappa's Absolutely Free, Live Frogs Set 1, from Claypool and friends, and the holy dogshit almost my new favorite cd ever, Trout Mask Replica, by Captain Beefheart. I'm not even sure where to begin describing this. I'm pretty sure that's not possible, actually. Neon Meate Dream of A Octafish.
cabbageboy
I also got the new Offspring CD. I liked it quite well, but I like all of their CDs. This was the album where it really dawned upon me how different they sound now compared to stuff like Smash. This sounded like a bunch of technically proficient studio musicians rather than Dexter, Noodles, and Co. playing on it. I know that Ron Welty quit and they got a new drummer (the dude from Perfect Circle I think?), but the overall sound in general didn't seem like Offspring.
Youth N Asia
I think Josh Fresse drums for APC, also for the Vandals and a million other bands.
Red Baron
Corey:

The whole album just owns, and it'll grow on you. Its completly better than Brave New World, and is probably one of Maiden's best 5 albums ever. Its just done so well, kinda bummed me out though because the tour manager for them toured in Quebec and Montreal, thats it.
Basswitch
Dredg - El Cielo
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Take them on, on your own.
Offspring - Splinter
Blink 182 - Blink 182
Radiohead - OK Computer (finally got it)
Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue
Thursday - Full Collapse (i lost my old copy)

Thats all i could afford. Now i dont even have enough $ for gas.
JebusNassedar
QUOTE
Basswitch Posted on Jan 21 2004, 06:09 PM
Dredg - El Cielo
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Take them on, on your own.
Offspring - Splinter
Blink 182 - Blink 182
Radiohead - OK Computer (finally got it)
Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue
Thursday - Full Collapse (i lost my old copy)

Thats all i could afford. Now i dont even have enough $ for gas


Who needs gas when you can have dredg?

Right. I'll make a note to nab City on my next Tower trip. I just hope I dont get buttraped. $20 for The Blessed Hellride... s'bullshit.

Oh, and one other thing: It's Jebus. One E. One. Only one.
Agent of Oblivion
QUOTE(Youth N Asia @ Jan 21 2004, 04:30 PM)
I think Josh Fresse drums for APC, also for the Vandals and a million other bands.

The modern-day Chuck Biscuit.
godthedog
in the last few weeks i've picked up:

bob dylan - 'blonde on blonde' (lost my old copy; and i got the old "nice price" cd, i ain't having none of that expensive remastered shit)
bob dylan - 'new morning' (awesome album, it's usually the first thing i listen to everyday when i get up and it just makes you feel good for the rest of the day)
bob dylan - 'the basement tapes' (pretty overrated, nothing special)
bob dylan - 'highway 61 revisited' (again, lost my old copy; yes, i've been on a dylan kick)
nine inch nails - 'the downward spiral' (had owned it on tape since forever, just wanted a cd copy of it)
massive attack - 'blue lines' (HUGE disappointment after listening to 'mezzanine', the songwriting is pretty bad & not a whole lot of interesting things going on)
john coltrane - 'ascension' (greatgreatGREAT fiery record, and for some reason it goes down easy for me--'meditations' is next on my "to buy" list)
Cuban Linx
Metallica's Master of Puppets and Nas' Illmatic, though i haven't had a chance to give either a really good listen yet.
Edwin MacPhisto
QUOTE(godthedog @ Jan 22 2004, 09:20 AM)
massive attack - 'blue lines' (HUGE disappointment after listening to 'mezzanine', the songwriting is pretty bad & not a whole lot of interesting things going on)

Give it time. The songwriting is a bit cheesy, particularly during some of the raps, but it's a careful-listening album sonically. The textures aren't as immediately accessible as those first four incredible tracks on Mezzanine, but I don't think much else in the music world is. I think I probably like it better than Mezzanine overall, but it did take me a long time to warm up to it. Start by listening to "Safe From Harm," "Hymn of the Big Wheel," "One Love," and "Unfinished Sympathy" (from where I sit, the best song they've ever done) over and over again. I recommend headphones or big-time loudness.

I'd be really surprised if, within a few weeks, something doesn't flip the "enchanting" switch for you.
Plushy Al Logan
Iron Maiden:
Dance Of Death
Brave New World (it blew out of my hands into the street and was run over)
Iron Maiden
Powerslave
Best Of The Beast
Rock In Rio


The Doors:
L.A. Woman (Shit!)

Spinal Tap:
This Is Spinal Tap
PLAGIARISM!
Currently on order from amazon are
Laibach - Let It Be
The Einsturzende Neubauten anthology
Sparks - Angst in my pants

I've managed to restrain myself till next payday, but I've been meaning to investigate Crime and the City Solution, Roky Erikson and The Legendary Pink Dots, among others.
godthedog
QUOTE(Edwin MacPhisto @ Jan 22 2004, 11:15 AM)
Start by listening to "Safe From Harm," "Hymn of the Big Wheel," "One Love," and "Unfinished Sympathy" (from where I sit, the best song they've ever done) over and over again. I recommend headphones or big-time loudness.

I'd be really surprised if, within a few weeks, something doesn't flip the "enchanting" switch for you.

see, "one love" is the one i have the most problems with. those lyrics just make me cringe. if they'd done the 'mezzanine' approach & made those lyrics really sparse and way back in the mix, so as to just accent the music rather than try to exist down with it,

recently burned...
coltrane - 'a love supreme' (i have no idea how i lived without this, the sounds of "psalm" in particular just make me salivate)
ornette coleman - 'free jazz' (eh...doesn't seem to be my thing, it isn't really striking or abrasive & at the same time doesn't have that melodic flair to tie it together, so i'm finding it kind of boring--but i'll give it some more chances)
snuffbox
Radiohead - Ok Computer
Phantom Planet - s/t
Cure - Disintegration
Jeff Buckley - Live at Sin-e deluxe edition
Smiths - Singles
CanadianChick
Recently bought:
Blessed Hellride-Black Label Society
Coral Fang-Distillers
Fallen-Evanecencse
Greatest Hits-No Doubt
Big Shiny 90's, volume 2-Various artists (Canadians will know what this is)


Blessed Hellride and Coral Fang are both great. Fallen is pretty good, but I'm not sure if it was worth the buy or not. I'm a huge No Doubt mark at heart, so of course I loved their greatest hits. And the Big Shiny 90's is an awesome CD.
Corey_Lazarus
Chick, save yourself the anguish and sell the Evanescense CD back. Instead, buy an album by the two bands that Evanescense shamelessly ripped off: Lacuna Coil and The Gathering.
Henry Spencer
I just bought Public Enemy's Yo! Bum Rush The Show from the ultra cheap bargain bin at the mall. Two bucks.
PLAGIARISM!
I've been meaning to check out Mercyful Fate and King Diamond as well actually. I'm sure Agent can recommend me some kick ass stuff.
ArkhamGlobe
The last album I bought was Mambo Sinuendo by Ry Cooder and Manuel Galban. Within the next week I'll probably order me some Can and Popol Vuh (I'm thinking about getting Tago Mago and Einsjager und Siebenjager, any recommendations?).
Mrnoitaull
Day before yesterday I picked up Aphex Twin's "26 mixes for cash" and DJ Krush's "Message at the depth" both of which aren't too shabby.
Youth N Asia
QUOTE(Corey_Lazarus @ Jan 25 2004, 02:02 PM)
Chick, save yourself the anguish and sell the Evanescense CD back

Yeah, or you could listen to it and form your own opinion.
Spicy McHaggis
Outkast "Speakerbox"-- Andre is amazing.
DMB "Central Park"-- 3+ hours of Dave, nuff said.
Best of Ottmar Liebert-- Spanish guitar (instrumental) music. This guy pioneered the modern-day Nouveau Flamenco. His cover of Kashmir is pretty cool.
Corey_Lazarus
Well, YNA, look at it like this:
Why settle for a second-rate, dumbed-down cracka wannabe goth rock band with a hot female singer, when you can have the two goth-ish bands with hot female singers that they ripped off?

That'd be like buying a a fake Rolex for more money than a real one.
Edwin MacPhisto
Yeah. Plus, the Gathering rules. Strangely hypnotic business there.
Giuseppe Zangara
QUOTE(ArkhamGlobe @ Jan 25 2004, 05:04 PM)
The last album I bought was Mambo Sinuendo by Ry Cooder and Manuel Galban. Within the next week I'll probably order me some Can and Popol Vuh (I'm thinking about getting Tago Mago and Einsjager und Siebenjager, any recommendations?).

For Can, I prefer Ege Bamyasi, but Tago Mago is awesome, too, so either way you win. Can't help you with Popol Vuh.
Cuban Linx
Type O Negative's October Rust, adding to the list of CD's i own that i haven't had a chance to listen to in full yet.
Agent of Oblivion
QUOTE(SaturnDayNiteLive @ Jan 25 2004, 02:17 PM)
I've been meaning to check out Mercyful Fate and King Diamond as well actually. I'm sure Agent can recommend me some kick ass stuff.

Why choose? Just get it all.
PLAGIARISM!
QUOTE(Agent of Oblivion @ Jan 27 2004, 11:44 AM)
QUOTE(SaturnDayNiteLive @ Jan 25 2004, 02:17 PM)
I've been meaning to check out Mercyful Fate and King Diamond as well actually. I'm sure Agent can recommend me some kick ass stuff.

Why choose? Just get it all.

Aww, I was hoping for an inspired rant about how King Diamond was castrated and then had his balls sewed to his head or whatever it was last time. You still hate him, right?
godthedog
even more john coltrane: 'first meditations' (i've read it referred to a lot as the spiritual sequel to 'a love supreme' & that sounds about right: more really beautiful, melodic stuff, but more mournful and intense. but yeah, love it. can't wait to get 'meditations' and compare the two.)

peter brotzmann octet: 'machine-gun' (holy shit is this thing fucked up. more thoughts later, possibly.)
The Winter Of My Discontent
Vinyl purchases

Miles - Sketches of Spains
Coltrane - Blue Train

I have a keen eye on Brubek's Time Out too.
Red Baron
QUOTE(SaturnDayNiteLive @ Jan 27 2004, 08:21 AM)
QUOTE(Agent of Oblivion @ Jan 27 2004, 11:44 AM)
QUOTE(SaturnDayNiteLive @ Jan 25 2004, 02:17 PM)
I've been meaning to check out Mercyful Fate and King Diamond as well actually. I'm sure Agent can recommend me some kick ass stuff.

Why choose? Just get it all.

Aww, I was hoping for an inspired rant about how King Diamond was castrated and then had his balls sewed to his head or whatever it was last time. You still hate him, right?

I was expecting that too.



Anyways just bought The Cure: Disintegration
BX
Kyuss "Welcome to Sky Valley", and "...The Circus Leaves Town"
Screaming Trees "Uncle Anesthesia", and another one I can't remember at the moment.
Henry Spencer
Just copped about an hour or so ago from that ultra reliable longtime friend of mine, the ultra cheap one dollar bin at Best Buy:

The New Pornographers - Electric Version
Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - Painted From Memory
Jeff Buckley - Mystery White Boy
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair
Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits
Red House Painters - Old Ramon
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (I was fucking stoked to see this, as my old copy had recently been lost)
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick

Quite a fucking haul, and only a dollar, too.
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