Philip R. Anderson

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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

Randomize my number generator, please!

Here I am- back with the second episode of a series nobody gives a fuck about, but it’s good fun for me, so I happily continue this futile activity. To the 2 people who entered, enjoy! PS- just as a reminder, I pick 5 albums out of my collection using a Random Number Generator where the first number is the stack, the second is the shelf, and the third is the record counting from left.
Silent Waters

I quite like Amorphis- started off with Under the Red Cloud, which was recommended by a guy working at the shop, and really liked it. Then after some hesitation I bought Queen of Time, and liked it too- a little less, but it grew on me. Then, pushed by a sudden urge while standing at a lake and watching the swans- I decided to buy Silent Waters, which has a cover that looked exactly like the what I was just seeing (I do that sometimes, buy records basing on the covers). An additional factor was that everybody gave the record very good notes. Well, I’m not so sure about it. Listened to it a few times, and at the moment it’s resting. I especially can’t get passed the fact that one song (I forget which one) has a keyboard intro like the famous pop song ‘’La Luna’’ by Belinda Carlisle. Brrr.
Anno Domini High Definition

I am of course a big Riverside fan, as I underline here and there, and have all there studio records in extended versions with bonus cds, and I have quite a few records of side projects that Mariusz Duda had. ADHD is ‘’just’’ another Riverside record of mine. I go back to it from time to time, funnily enough I was listening to it the other day, although lately I’m more into their dream trilogy. I really like the Hammond sound on this album, and the metallic ‘’aftertaste’’ that this album has.
3Black Label Society
The Blessed Hellride

It’s BLS again, just like in the last episode. Not really a surprise, seeing as one of my shelves is dedicated to Zakk and his projects. The Blessed Hellride was the first album of Zakk that I heard , when I was 15 I think, and I loved it- since then it’s been one long trip with BLS, Book of Souls and Pride & Glory. I’m having a bit of a break lately, but I know I’ll return to his music shortly. I always do.
4Ozzy Osbourne
Black Rain

You just can’t escape the Zakk! Here he is again, but as a sidekick this time. Black Sabbath exists for my only with Ozzy- Although I liked it with Dio, and even Ian Gillan, those were other bands to me. And I really like Ozzy solo- although I am surprised, because he’s not the kind of artist that I would buy records of regularly, but I have quite a bit of his CDs. I remember when this came out, I really liked the riffing- I’m surprised that it’s getting a bad rep, but on the other hand when I put it on lately, I do see that it was one of those records that was really cool at the time, but didn’t really age gracefully.
5Joe Bonamassa

I was listening to Bonamassa this morning, to some of his new songs off Royal Tea, which at the moment doesn’t really convince me, but I heard only two songs, so I guess I can’t judge. I started listening to Joe very late, because it was 3 years ago that I started to get into his music- as a guitarist myself, I find that embarrassing. I bought a deluxe edition of Blues of Desperation, and really loved it. It didn’t leave my player for over a month. Then I listened to some of his live acts, with Warren Haynes for example, later on I got a gift from my friend with an acoustic live album of his, and finally I bought Redemption on impulse, hearing only the title song in the radio (which at first I mistook for… Greg Allman), and although it’s very different than Blues of Desperation, I can’t be mad- because I think EVERY ONE of his records is completely different from the other.
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