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Do you own the two solo E records ("A Man called E" and "Broken Toy Shop")? I believe that they are among the most perfectly realized pop albums I own. I also thought "Blinking Lights" was-by a very long measure- the best pop/rock release I heard last year.
For the record, other "auto-buys" (pop/rock division):
Don Dixon/Marti Jones
and, actually, a bunch of others now that I think of it.
Goldfrapp,Bjork,Radiohead,white stripes,The raconteurs,autechre,aphextwin,Bill frisell, patricia barber,futuresoundoflondon,plaid,orbittal,catpower,toriamos,pjharvey,katebush,strokes,kingsofleon,tosca,kruderanddorfmeister and i am sure i am forgetting one. Others I read reviews, read between lines, audition, then may be buy.
Hello Martykl, thanks for the suggestions.
Do you own the two solo E records ("A Man called E" and "Broken Toy Shop")? I believe that they are among the most perfectly realized pop albums I own. I also thought "Blinking Lights" was-by a very long measure- the best pop/rock release I heard last year
I do not own the two E records you mention but will start looking for them today.
I've been searching various Euro web sites for the LP version of "Blinking lights," but have had no luck so far. I purchased all the Eels works on LP but the first few titles are getting difficult to find. I have not seen any sell at Ebay for less than $100.00 once shipping is added. All offered seem to be in Japan.
Bander, who originated this thread mentioned Emmylou Harris. I love her too but was particularly obsessed with locating "Wrecking Ball" on LP. Daniel Lanois was her partner on this album and I am a huge fan of his. The copy I finally found was in the hands of the president of the Emmylou Harris fan club. That signed copy set me back $225.00 but well worth it.
I'm a bit reckless when it comes to software, I'm slow to swap hardware :^).
there are a number of classical artists and jazz artists that i like. pianists such as glenn gould, martha argerich, ivo pogorelich, conductors such as ernest ansermet, mravinsky and a bunch of harpsichordists, such as pierre hantai, christopher rousset, trevor pinnock et al., would not have to be screened before buying a recording.
recordings from artists such as wes montgomery, art tatum, barney kessell, oscar peterson et al. would not have to be screened for content. if i had a question about the sound quality of a label i was unfamiliar with, i would want to assess the sound.
One more Steely Dan vote.
I was wondering if the message in "Everything Must Go" was that it was the end. But with the tour over the summer I suppose not.
I saw them once in 1974 when it was all good. Seen them 3 times since and the sound system has been unbelievably bad. Didn;t go this year as I didn;t want to be dissappointed again.
Among current artists... Radiohead, The Bad Plus, Madeleine Peyroux, Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello, Arvo Part, anything played by Peter Wispelwey, and anything played or written by Edgar Meyer. Among non-current artists, am finding I do this with lots of older jazz, Glenn Gould, anything composed by Reger, Chopin, Liszt.
Interesting idea for a thread!
Mostly everything, I buy based on suggestions, reviews and (belive it or not) the Amazon reccomendations. I have found so much good music that way. But with that said, I buy Ani Difranco just becaue it is Ani...I used to be the same way with the Dead Can Dance.
Once in while while surfing Amazon, I might listen to something that has caught my attention but I have not, otherwise, be aware of.
Autechre (Proghead is right, Autechre is something very special- just paid $229 for their limited edition new CD @ ebay) Aphex Twin, Kiln, The future sound of london, Bibio, Bola, The chemical brothers, Goldfrapp, Trentmoller, Felix Laband, Underworld, Pole, Massive attack, Biosphere, Amon Tobin, Colleen, Venetian snares, Mum, Efdemin, Deepchord and many more.
The reconteurs, White stripes, Radiohead, The Kills, The Black keys, Ryan Adams, Sufjan Stevens, Bright eyes, Norah Jones, Vashti Banyan, Nick Cave and Bad seeds, Cat power, Bill Frisell, Coldplay, Aimee mann, Tori Amos and many more
I probably have all of those listed by Audiofeil, and I refer to his list solely because it includes Bob Dylan ... I grew up with Dylan and still, to this day, enjoy hearing his music .... maybe everyone does ... I don't know
In the '60s I bought my first Coltrane albums ... today I still have Coltrane and a lot of others ...
I find it funny that Steely Dan is listed so many times here. Like they release albums so often that you would need to listen to 'em first to make sure they didn't release a dirt-rock album ala Nickelback or something.
Jaybo...you've never EVER just listened to a cd in the store or previewed an album online before you bought it? How in the hell do you discover new music? Do you walk around the record store and just blindly buy albums with the shiniest covers?
Probably not many Bjork fans at Audiogon but for those that are, the new 45 RPM vinyl DMM masters from GB are reported to be her best sound ever.
I searched the usual music vendors, most selling at retail $45.00 each and already sold out of many of the titles.
Then I noticed a link to One Little Indian USA who have the entire Bjork British DMM library at a 25% discount, no tax and a good ship rate.
OLI USA website
I think there's something to be said for Jaybo's shopping method. On a recent trip to Brazil I was in a used record store looking at rock LP's from the 70's through the early 90's. Not able to read or speak Portuguese I found myself attracted to certain album art. There were two things I found quite amazing.
1) What an incredibly good job the VPI 16.5 record cleaner can do on what looks like an LP suitable only for the grave.
2) I hit above 80% liking vs. not liking the music based solely on the look of the album art.