Saturday, August 02, 2008

too much music!

OK, I need to stop buying CDs.

The problem is: I hear a song on the radio, or I go to a gig, and I remember how good that band is/was and get out my copy of a CD of theirs or a scratchy old LP from my record rack and listen to it a few times.

Consequently, I've now got a stack of CDs which I've bought recently, or have turned up in magazines, and which I haven't really listened to properly, viz.

  • Paul Weller: 22 Dreams
  • Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
  • Last Shadow Puppets: The Age of the Understatement
  • Bjork: Vespertine
  • Rough Guide to Klezmer Revival
  • Soul II Soul: The Classic Singles 88-93
  • Aimee Mann: Lost In Space
  • three compilation CDs from The Word magazine
  • three compilations from Songlines magazine
So I hereby resolve to buy no more new music until I've given this lot a good going through. No shopping till September...


Cocktails said...

You must absolutely listen to those records. The ones by Fleet Foxes, Paul Weller and Soul II Soul are particularly good, and you can never not enjoy a bit of klezma.

Having said that, I do know what you're going through. I'm kind of drowning under my own recent spending sessions as well. I was thinking of adding the Last Shadow Puppets record to that pile too - you must let me know if it's any good.

Hoops Hooley said...

Thanks Cocktails. If only all these bands would just stop making new records until we've all caught up...

I like what I hear so far with the Last Shadow Puppets. I think Alex Turner could be with us for the long haul. If he can rattle out a side project like this at the age of 22, the musical world would appear to be his oyster.