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

on tuesday this week, my first day back from the weekend trip where i already bought a pile of cd's, i passed by hmv megastore. i was in a musically receptive mood, which meant that i sampled new stuff at the listening boths, and walked out with some impulse purchases.

the first thing i picked up was jónsi's solo release "go". from the samples i heard, it seems similar to his sigur rós material, but more whimsy.

next, i got gorillaz's "plastic beach", the 'experience edition' that includes a 'making of' documentary dvd and online access to additional media. roxanne had recently blogged about them, and i liked what i heard. it's an interesting mix of sounds.

i saw the new dillinger escape plan release "option paralysis" at the listening booth, and sampled a few tracks. i had an idea of what they sound like, from the show i saw. it's 'brutal' stuff, compared to what i am usually into. but what really surprised me was the lovely piano beginning of "widower". contrast that with the opening track "farewell, mona lisa".

the dillinger escape plan - widower

the dillinger escape plan - farewell, mona lisa

finally, i sampled melissa auf der maur's "out of our minds" at the listening booth as well. she's really good at rocking out.


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