a log of cd's purchased + shows attended + other stuff.
cd list

gah, it would appear that cd-tracker will be shutting down by the end of the year. which means i will need to find another site to list my cd's. i think i'll go with recordnerd (even though i don't own any actual records...)

re-listing 400+ titles does not seem like fun... let's see how long it'll take me.



the weakerthans

today was the release of the weakerthans' latest "reunion tour". at first listen, no song really stands out for me. but this is one band whose lyrics i really like; each song is like a mini-story. i will need to listen to the album some more to let it sink in.

just before getting the cd, i got a ticket to their show in november.


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the birthday massacre, the knife

rox and i saw the birthday massacre live just a couple of weeks ago. finally, the new album "walking with strangers" was released today. we went to the music store to get it.

it's slightly annoyiing that the album release was after the show, where they mostly played new songs that i didn't know at the time. oh well. hopefully, they will tour again. they put on a good show.

from the new album, i really like the title track.

then, after grabbing the album we wanted, we wandered around the store. (bad idea.) we spied the knife's "silent shout". it was the deluxe edition, with an extra live audio cd, as well as a live dvd and music videos. it was also at a reduced price, too tempting to resist. so we ended up getting that too.

also, the listening posts at hmv are quite effective and evil; they make me discover new music, making me wanting to buy more than what i had planned to.

and so, today's purchase consisted of two albums with predominantly purple and black cover art, with evil-looking bunnies. and the bands' names are "the birthday massacre" and "the knife". it's like there is a theme...


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une seconde visite dans les magasins de disques usagés. cette fois-ci, je me suis ramassé que des vieux albums d'indochine, ce groupe que j'ai découvert il y a quelques années, et que j'ai eu la chance de voir en spectacle. un à un, je collectionne les albums studios de ce groupe.

les trouvailles:

"7000 danses", un album qui sonne daté. pas de surprise, puisque c'est sorti en 1987. ce n'est pas le vieux son d'indochine que j'aime.

"un jour dans notre vie", de 1993. je l'écoute en ce moment. j'aime bien. même aujourd'hui, quatorze ans après sa sortie, c'est un album qui s'écoute bien. chansons préférées: "anne et moi", très doux, avec les cordes; et "crystal song telegram", sur un ton assez joyeux, avec les cuivres, me rappelant un peu une chanson de the cure.

"wax", de 1996. je ne sais pas... cet album semble, euh, différent en style. peut-être une expérimentation qui s'est mal passée...


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