Philip R. Anderson

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Last Active 09-30-20 3:01 pm
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10.09.20 My Tiny Vinyl Collection 10.07.20 Randomize my number generator, please!
09.22.20 Top Ten Records- Revisited and Revised09.11.20 Random Number Generator
08.31.20 Stuff I bought volume 806.11.20 Stuff I bought, vol. 7
05.22.20 Polish music you might not have heard o04.22.20 5 masterpieces I can’t digest- part 1
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

Random Number Generator

The idea is this: I stand in front of my two album racks, towering above me. I switch on my random number generator in three lots: 1-2 (which rack to choose), 1-12 (number of shelves in each rack, the generated shelf will be counted from the top), 1-15 (number of albums in rack, the generated number will be counted from the left, if there is less than 15 albums on the shelf, I’ll start over again). I choose 5 albums this way and that’s about it. If an album comes up that I did in any of the lists before, there’s a big chance I’ll leave it out. That’s right. I’m bored.
1Foo Fighters
Concrete and Gold

I was never a big fan of Foo Fighters. Although we do play one of their songs in our band (No Way Back), it’s mainly because it’s a good song to play, especially if you speed it up and metallize it. Anyway, this album from what I saw in various places received high notes, and the two singles I heard were actually quite good, so when I saw this album in one of the chain supermarkets at a very good price, I just went for it. Listened to it 2 or 3 times, and it’s resting now. But actually… I’ll put on right now.
Countdown to Extinction

I am more of a Metallica guy. I was brought up on Metallica, and I never really liked the backstory of Megadeth- I mean, the concept of Making an awesome metal band in revenge for being chucked out from your band is really cool, but Dave always seemed like a sour old man to me, and I never felt that Megadeth is a band, I always saw it as Dave and a few guys- despite the fact that all of them were and are great musicians. Similar story to Concrete and Gold, I bought it in a chain supermarket when it was on discount. I already had two Megadeth albums, Rust in Peace and The System Has Failed, and both I bought when I was a kid. I quite like this album, went back to it lately, seems like Megadeths answer to the Black Album, but done in their own way.
3Lenny Kravitz
Are You Gonna Go My Way

Once again, not a big fan :D But I was in one of my music suppliers shops and saw this at a good price. It’s a good piece of guitar music, and I think it’s worth having. Not sure what I was thinking at the time though… I listened to it a few times, and I remember that I was a bit let down that most of the album is ballady and calm. I was expecting the whole album to be proper rock, like the title song. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to have another listen sometime.
4Black Label Society
Grimmest Hits

Now, this is more like it. I mentioned this before, BLS is amongst my top ten bands, although I am aware of the ‘’corny-nes’’ of the project at times. But I think that it just adds to the whole picture. A Southern band from New Jersey? Why the hell not! I root for BLS for 15 years now, but I think that Grimmest Hits was the first album I actually was excited and waited for. I even bought it in preorder, and I must say I wasn’t let down at all. The albums before this one were ok, but rather bland. This one has balls to it, and some kind of new quality to it.

I remember that in one of the guitar magazines I bought, there was a riff from ‘’Stone the Crow’’, and a sample on an attached CD. I listened to it (it was just the intro), and loved it. Shortly after I bought the album (I was 11 or something at the time), but didn’t really appreciate it. Tried many times up to this day, but I think I’m yet to understand the chaotic system behind bands like Corrosion of Conformity and Down. I like them, I have quite a bit of their albums, but I can’t always get through what the exact message is- the music just tires me sometimes, when I have to get through another strangely cascading riff with no proper hook. But that’s just me.
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