Philip R. Anderson

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03.02.20 Stuff I bought vol. 609.29.19 First week of autumn- my weekly playlis
08.16.19 Stuff I bought vol. 5- Birthday Edition08.07.19 My life in records
07.06.19 Stuff I bought volume 405.31.19 Stuff I bought No. 2 (+3)
05.10.19 Polish music you might not heard of05.05.19 Stuff I bought No. 01
04.11.19 BLS ranked- an objective take on the su03.29.19 Top Ten Records- A Subjective Selection

Stuff I bought No. 01

Each month I buy a couple or more albums. Yeah, I have a wife, kid and a dog, and I love to buy them gifts, but the biggest pleasure of all, I must admit, is getting me some records with my hard earned money. I have been buying albums for 22 years, and I guess collecting them for me is still partially reminiscing the times when everything was much simpler. I thought that giving a list of what I buy each month might be an interesting series. Some of these might seem obvious positions, but for certain reasons I didn't think about obtaining them earlier. PS. Some of the descriptions might seem very corny, oh well, I wrote them while being quite drunk, and don't have a habit to edit any written posts much. Enjoy/ or not.

I have a craving lately for classic rock. I don't know where it appeared from, but I definitely have the fever. I always respected classic bands, but never really listened to most of them- for example, I never owned a Scorpions album. I always associated them with radio-friendly hits, but after listening to "Blackout", I thought it's a perfect metal album, despite the banal (at times) lyrics. It's pretty much metal, whether you like it or not.
2Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

Continuing the thought from the first album of this list, here is another classic record I decided to buy. But, in opposition to the Scorpions, I already had 2 Judas Priest records: The classic Painkiller and the underrated Angel of Retribution. The first one was the result of an exchange with my good friend- I gave him an album of the renowned Polish band Hunter (worth checking out, BTW). The second one I bought at a flea market. Both were (for me) merely "ok", not much more. But after indulging some more into their more classic records, I started to understand the phenomena. This actually sank in very well, and I definitely am awaiting for it to arrive.

The only recent album from the set. I saw in my favorite music magazine that it's the album of the month. And although I'm a great Opeth fan, I must admit with a certain amount if shame, that I've never heard of Soen (founded by Opeth's drummer, Martin Lopez). Usually "album of the month" is enough for me to listen to album at least once, and this time was the same. I really liked the album, which contains both blasts, as well as really good lyrics, full of meaning. I think that this might be the next musical path I'll go down.
4Blind Guardian
Imaginations from the Other Side

They're certain artists which I like to collect the full discography. Such bands are Metallica, Opeth, Type O Negative and Black Label Society, just to name the most important for me. But for some groups, I like to buy just the records that are regarded as prodigious. This is the case with Blind Guardian. I love "Nightfall", it's amongst my top 10 albums of all time, after I reconnected with it after 21 years of first hearing it, and buying the remastered version. I decided that I would like to get to know other albums, so I got to know "Somewhere far beyond", which I liked very much, although I expected a different quality from the Guardians- the sound is very compressed and dry, like "Master of puppets" or "Cowboys from hell", which I also love, but from Blind Guardians I want SONGS- I think that "Imaginations" might make me completely happy, being a good balance between ''metal'' and ''radio''.
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