The backlog, or a new way of organizing

It took about two months, but I finally managed to get through this list. Only problem? More titles were added to the backlog in the interim.

I’ve done most of my listening on a single Winamp playlist, which tends to average about two days’ worth of music. But a growing number of titles on that playlist weren’t really being considered for review, and a few titles were obvious candidates for the Slush Pile. So I split the playlist into four parts.

I found making the previous backlog entry helpful in getting reviews (eventually) done, so I’m trying it again. Accountability is a bitch.

Albums about which I’ve been meaning to write in greater detail:

  • Girl Talk, Feed the Animals
  • Samamidon, All Is Well
  • Spangle call Lilli Line, ISOLATION
  • U2, War (Remastered)
  • U2, Under a Blood Red Sky (Remastered)

Albums I might mention in a round-up:

  • Hat Makes the Man, Searching for the Fertile Fields
  • Ivri Lider, Beketzev A’hid Batnu’ot Shell Haguf (The Steady Rhythm Of Body Movements)
  • Joan Jeanrenaud, Strange Toys
  • Mystery Crash, Mystery Crash
  • The Dead Betties, This Is My Brain on Drugs
  • The Squids, The Squids
  • The Wrong, Ethel Merman Jism Spoon
  • Tommy Keene, Crashing the Ether

Albums I’m still considering for any sort of write-up:

  • Morton Feldman, The Viola in My Life / False Relationships and the Extended Ending / Why Patterns?

Albums going into the Slush Pile:

  • Arthur Russell, Calling Out of Context
  • Arthur Russell, First Thought Best Thought
  • Frederick Rzewski, The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (Ralph van Raat)
  • Matthew Robert Cooper, Miniatures
  • Tarik O’Regan, Threshold of Night (Craig Hella Johnson, Conspirare Company of Voices)

Albums about which I had little intention to write (not that I wouldn’t):

  • Antony & the Johnsons, Another World
  • Arnold Schoenberg, Verklarte Nacht / Chamber Symphony No 2 / Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene (Takuo Yuasa, Ulster Orchestra)
  • Arnold Schoenberg, Pierrot lunaire (Marianne Pousseur, Philippe Herreweghe, Ensemble Musique Oblique)
  • Jane’s Addiction, Ritual de lo Habitual
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Concerto / Kreutzer Sonata (Isabelle Faust, Jirí Belohlávek, Prague Philharmonia)
  • Roberta Flack, Softly with These Songs: The Best of Roberta Flack
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concerto For Two Pianos in E Flat Major, No.10, K.365; Sonata For Two Pianos in D major, K.448 (Alfred Brendel, William Klein, Paul Angerer, Vienna State Opera Theatre Orchestra)