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Nov 2020

written by owen, published 2020-Nov-14, comment

Picked up some randoms on amazon again. Actually tried buying used CDs and it turned out pretty good in comparison to buying used CDS in Jamaica. People in Jamaica do not know how to take care of CDs. Out of all the Fiona Apple CDs I got "when the pawn" because of one song. High times is a best of CD that I reluctantly picked up because Jamiroquai's hit songs are spread across so many albums that it was hard to choose one without falling into the trap of buying 10 cds - however you cant go wrong with the disco funk vibe. David Gray's CD I think I had from last year, good songs but awful drum machine beats. Artic Monkeys AM was a group I discovered on youtube, this was a easy pickup because I was already deep into 4 songs - unfortunately I scratched the CD somehow I dont know when. Cage the Elephant was ok being a wildcard pickup, I think I liked 2 songs on the album.


Arctic Monkeys - Knee Socks (Live)


Jamiroquai - Little L


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Feb 2020 - new old music

written by owen, published 2020-Feb-17, comment

I think I come across like 1 CD every 2 months nowadays but through the power of Amazon I can pretty much buy any CD online and have it in a week. This is both a good and a bad thing.

I got 2 more Florence and the Machine CDs; "Ceremonials" (2011) featuring "Shake it out". They say it is never as good as the first time but "High as Hope"(2018) had a couple good tracks biggest problem is that it only had a total of 10 tracks which should have been a sign for me not to buy it. I do not think I could resist Big God though so I dug in and bought it - never before have I had so many albums from a single artist(4). I guess I was looking for that first taste again but instead only got bits and bites.

Sade's "Stronger than Pride" (1988) was a bit of a let down. Only track 7 "Clean Heart" was the most notable discovery from an album released in 1988 - the other good 3 tracks I had already heard from having the "Best of Sade"(1994). It had a very 80s club vibe. Another 10 track album - I should have known. "Lovers rock"(2000) blew all of that out of the water when you step back and look at it as a single album (11 tracks).

The last album entitled Love It by Kana Nishino. I got as a gift from Tami. Yes give me CDs as gifts. A very pop album. The most notable track is MEOW and most of it is not in english. I enjoyed the packaging very colourful with inserts for something that I could not figure out and a sticker.

Sade

Sade

 Love It by Kana Nishino

Love It by Kana Nishino

High as Hope by FATM

High as Hope by FATM

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Tami commented: Lovers Rock by Sade is one of those albums that takes you back to a smell, a feeling, a time of youth. My favourite song from the album is 'Every word'. It's still on my playlist to this very day. As for Love it by Kana, they had earphones in the music store and I listened to a couple of tracks from the album and bought it. It was the best of the lot they had to offer. I can't say that I am a fan of music from another language, simply because the words mean so much to how I react to a song. ... read 2 more