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Recent And Future Purchases

1-12 are albums I've recently bought, 13-18 are albums which I've either ordered but haven't got yet, or ones I plan to get soon...
1The Gutter Twins
Saturnalia


Heard very little from either Lanegan or Dulli before, but after hearing a few streaming tracks, I was impressed enough to buy. Very dark, moody album, but very enjoyable.
2Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus


A completely random impulse buy, and my first experience of any of Cave's music, aside from a couple of covers I've heard. Took a couple of listens to sink in, it's not to my usual tastes, and the religious references are a little annoying at times, but overall I like it (first disc a little better than the second).
3Isis
Oceanic


I heard "Weight" back when this first came out in 2002, but my tastes were much more narrow and mostly commercial back then. Six years later I've finally got the album, and I can't believe I put it off for so long!
4Rosetta
Wake/Lift


Got into these guys through recommendations for bands similar to Isis and Tool, and got "The Galilean Satellites" first. I feel this is an improvement over the latter, and an absolutely MASSIVE sounding album.
5Tool
Undertow


Speaking of Tool, this was one of the two I've been missing (the other being Opiate), and although it's not their best, I'd forgotten how great a song "Sober" was. Great album.
6Crowpath
Son of Sulphur


The most chaotic grind I've ever heard... Not even sure what made me want to buy this in the first place, but I'm glad I did, although listens will be most frequent when I'm in a bad mood, I think...
7Dream Theater
Awake


Avoided these guys for ages because of the whole "great musicians - shit songwriters" view that many people have. Apparently these people are sponge-eared cunts. Only a coupla albums from completing the collection now...
8 Planes Mistaken for Stars
We Ride to Fight! The First Four Years


Heard this playing in my local record shop and immediately bought it. Like Hot Water Music, but even gruffer. Me likey very much.
9Jets to Brazil
Four Cornered Night


The second to last Schwarzenbach-related album I needed to get (I'm gonna hang fire until "Unfun" is reissued before getting that). Blake's amazing lyricism and some varied instrumentalism make this an interesting and emotionally heavy listen.
10Therapy?
Nurse


Finally got all of their albums, and I'm not entirely sure why I saved this one for last, as it's clearly one of the best, even if the production leaves a bit to be desired. Nice industrial vibe to it, and catchy as fuck.
11Bad Religion
Generator


Another case of the almost-completed-the-collection syndrome. Just need their first album now. Not my favourite BR album, but a nice cross between their older, speedier sound, and the folky/bluesy elements they'd explore on "Recipe for Hate."
12In Flames
A Sense of Purpose


Their most melodic, original, and straight up best album in almost a decade, and one which has caused me to rethink the 5/5 rating I gave "Come Clarity."
13Torche
Torche


Heard a few tracks off the forthcoming "Meanderthal" album, and figured I'd catch up on what I've been missing out on before the newie comes out.
14 Torche
In Return


Ditto.
15The Replacements
Let It Be


Since hearing Ginger (of the Wildhearts) cover "Answering Machine," it's really struck a chord with me (missing my lady atm), and is fast becoming a favourite of mine. This has been reissued recently, so I figured now would be as good a time as any to get it.
16 The Fully Down
Don't Get Lost in a Movement


Heard them described as a much poppier A Wilhelm Scream... The songs I heard sort of supported this claim (although they're not a patch on AWS), but since the album was going for a coupla quid on Amazon, I figured I'd pick it up on the offchance it's a gud'un.
17 Less Than Jake
Goodbye Blue & White


The only LTJ release I never got around to getting before now, so I figured I'd buy it now it's been re-released. And it's taking fucking ages to arrive...
18Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!


As I mentioned, "Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus" impressed me, and having heard the title track of this, I figured I'd give it a go too.
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