I know making myself accountable to write about the following albums may just lead to disappointment, given I’ve been feeling pretty apathetic about the whole blogging thing, as of late.
There’s only so much creative currency to go around, and Eponymous 4 has been taken a lot of my mind share (what a lovely and preposterous term), leaving all sorts of prose writing in a deficit.
But I feel a duty to give these albums some attention, if only to give people performing Google searches a helpful destination.
Albums about which I’ve been meaning to write in greater detail (many previously listed):
Ann-Sally, Brand-new Orleans
Emmylou Harris, All I Intended to Be
Hajime Chitose, Cassini
Jonathan Mendelsohn, SNOCAP tracks
KAREN, maggot in tears
Midnight Oil, Diesel and Dust (Legacy Edition)
Nico Muhly, Mothertongue
Shiina Ringo, Watashi to Houden
The Dead Betties, Nightmare Sequence
U2, Boy (Deluxe Edition)
Albums I might mention in a round-up:
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, Imada Minu Asu ni
Huang Ruo, Chamber Concerto Cycle
Metalchicks, Metalchicks and St. Wonder
Michael Hersch, Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 / Fracta / Arraché
Mirah, Advisory Committee
Ned Rorem, Eleven Studies for Eleven Players / Piano Concerto in Six Movements
Sigur Rós, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
Albums I’ll neglect till I get through the previous lists:
- Pretty much everything added to the playlist recently
Albums going into the Slush Pile:
- BUGY CRAXONE, Hello, Punk Lovers
- GO!GO!7188, Tora no Ana 2
- Tsu*Shi*Ma*Mi*Re, Beer to Rock to Tsu*Shi*Ma*Mi*Re
Albums about which I had little intention to write (not that I wouldn’t):
- Franz Josef Haydn, Symphonies nos. 82, 96, 100 (Capella Istropolitana, Barry Wordsworth)
- Franz Josef Haydn, String Quartets, Op. 20 Nos. 1-3, "Sun Quartets" (Kodály Quartet)
- Guided By Voices, Mag Earwhig!
- Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor" (Rudolf Serkin, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa)
- Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartets, Op. 59, Nos. 1-6 "Razumovsky" (Tokyo String Quartet)
- Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trios, Op. 70, Nos. 1 and 2 (Stuttgart Piano Trio)
- Sufjan Stevens, Illinois
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concertos No. 20 & No. 22 (John O’Connor, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphonies Nos. 41, 25 & 32 (Capella Istropolitana, Barry Wordsworth)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Serenade No. 10 Gran Partita, K. 361/Divertimento in D major, K. 205 (German Wind Soloists; Capella Istropolitana feat. conductor Richard Edlinger)
Some backlog, huh?