Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Play List

After a period of not paying much attention to the music scene, I've found myself going on a CD buying spree (yes, I still listen to CDs - so sue me) over the last year or so. A lot of my purchases have been older albums that I either missed before or just never got around to acquiring. Fortunately there are two really good used CD stores here in town to save me from premature bankruptcy.

Because I know you're all terribly excited to hear about it, here's a sampling of what's now helping to weigh down my shelves:

Burlap to Cashmere - Anybody Out There?

Creed - Human Clay
(mostly for the song "Higher")

Tonio K - Romeo Unchained

Kerry Livgren/AD - Reconstructions Reconstructed
(a remix of one of my all-time favorite Christian rock albums)

Matchbox Twenty - Mad Season

Alanis Morrissette - Jagged Little Pill

Pet Shop Boys - Discography
(one of those groups I wouldn't have dared admit I enjoyed back when maintaining a state of denial entailed avoiding anything that could have even remotely linked me to the slightest possibility that I might be gay)

Sam Phillips - The Indescribable Wow and Martinis & Bikinis
(I understand now what she meant when, upon walking away from the Christian music scene in 1988, she compared evangelical Christianity to a 100th-generation photocopy of the real thing - a slight exaggeration, but only slight)

Second Chapter of Acts - With Footnotes/In the Volume of the Book
(copied for me by a friend, as it's been out of print for years)

Sixpence None the Richer - Divine Discontent

Spin Doctors - Pocket Full of Kryptonite

Switchfoot - The Early Years
(actually a new compilation of their first three albums, but close enough)

They Might Be Giants - Lincoln

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Lost Christmas Eve
(okay, so this one isn't very old)

U2 - Achtung Baby

Now, if I could just find a copy of Ideola's Tribal Opera that doesn't cost an arm and a leg...


Anonymous said...

Although, I doubt you will get the Ideola cd for less than about $40.00, the vinyl release is easily found costing about $25.00 (less than a cd in the UK).

Paste have got a copy at

but I've seen it elsewhere, as well.

Don Livingston said...

What fun list! I pulled all my old CDs out of storage a couple weeks ago and found myself particularly enjoying Dada's "Puzzle."

Eugene said...

Yeah, $40 sounds about right for Tribal Opera. That's just one limb too many as far as I'm concerned, especially when I've still got it on cassette somewhere in a box...