The backlog

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.

(You bought a CD yet?)

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:

  • BLEACH, Kien
  • CHARA, honey
  • 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:

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?