New CDs and one new book
My father was recently in the US, so we made an Amazon order – since the shipping to Argentina is sometimes more expensive than the order itself – and when he arrived yesterday, I could finally have these CDs and that book that I’ve been wanting for a very long time:
- Bachelor N°2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo by Aimee Mann (2000). I’ve been recently listening to this album a lot. It shows what a talented songwriter Aimee Mann is, being very creative with simple melodies and also very genuine. Today I listened to it in the car with my mom and she really liked it. “She sounds very familiar”, she commented me, so I told her that Aimee Mann did the soundtrack for the movie Magnolia and then I continued to tell her that she never became too popular because she rebelled against record labels and the entire story that everyone knows.
- Attack on Memory by Cloud Nothings (2012). I have already written a lot about this album; it’s one of my favorites of 2012 and as the months went by I learnt to appreciate it even more and became closer to it. I’m very happy that I finally have it.
- Love Tara by Eric’s Trip (1993). I am very lucky that I have this CD because my dad told me that he was sent an email that said that this album wouldn’t get on time, but just when he was leaving to the airport, another package arrived with this CD. Eric’s Trip is a forgotten band that was actually never too popular, but for me, they are very special.
- Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors (2009). I’ve been looking for this album for a really long time. I already own Swing Lo Magellan (2012) that I could get last year when I traveled abroad, but I couldn’t find Bitte Orca that time. It’s my favorite album released in 2009, I just love every second of it.
- Celebration Rock by Japandroids (2012). While we were doing the order, my father entered in Metacritic to see the best albums of 2012. When he saw the rating that critics and users gave to this album and when I told him that I liked it too, he immediately said: “oh, this album has to be good, let’s order it too!” I think that he will enjoy it, he is looking for new exciting artists and Japandroids might be what he is looking for.
- Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling (2013). I have already decided that this album will be in between the top five places of my favorite albums of 2013. It is simply wonderful; I’ve always already written quite a lot about it and I have nothing else to add, but that every time I listen to it, it feels more sincere and heartfelt.
- Isn’t Anything and Loveless by My Bloody Valentine (1988 and 1991). I already told the story of when I went to a record store which had Loveless but that as it was very expensive for being imported, I decided to leave without buying it. Since then, every time I’m around, I enter to the store and ask for the price, just in case they might realize that nobody will buy it at that price. I had only planned to order Loveless on Amazon, but when my dad saw the rating of the reissues, he decided to order both. It’s the privileges of having a father who likes music.
- 33 1/3. If You’re Feeling Sinister by Scott Plagenhoef. I wanted to order more books about music that you had recommended me last week, but my dad told me that they would be too heavy, so he only let me order one and I thought it was time that I started reading the 33 1/3 books. Since If You’re Feeling Sinister is one of my favorite albums of the ‘90s, I thought it would be good to start with this one.