The backlog, or I bet this is going to take another five months to finish

The last time I wrote this kind of entry, it took five months for me to get my butt in gear. I anticipate the same kind of turnaround because I have been concentrating a lot more on other activities than updating this site. Still, it was kind of helpful to have that roadmap, despite the glacial follow-up.

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

  • … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Century of Self
  • Department of Eagles, In Ear Park
  • FLiP, Haha kara Umareta Hinekure no Uta
  • Jennifer Koh, String Poetic
  • mono, Hymn to the Immortal Wind
  • Morton Feldman, The Violia in My Life / False Relationships and the Extended Ending / Why Patterns?
  • Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  • Office, Mecca
  • The Bad Plus joined by Wendy Lewis, For All I Care
  • Van Tomiko, Van.
  • Wendy & Lisa, White Flags of Winter Chimneys

Albums I might mention in a round-up:

  • Antony & the Johnsons, The Crying Light
  • detroit7, detroit7
  • Morrissey, Years of Refusal
  • Yo Majesty, Futuristically Speaking … Never Be Afraid

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

  • Glora Cheng, Piano Music by Stucky, Salonen and Lutoslawski
  • Royal Wood, The Lost and Found EP
  • Sasagawa Miwa, miwaBLUE

Albums going into the Slush Pile:

  • BoA, BoA
  • Gabriel Prokofiev, String Quartet No. 1 (Elysium String Quartet)
  • Tommy Keene, In the Late Bright
  • U2, No Line on the Horizon
  • unkie, too many secrets

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

  • ABC, The Look of Love
  • Antonín Dvořák, String Quartets Op 96, ‘American’ and Op 106 (Vlach Quartet)
  • 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)
  • Camoflauge, Voices & Images
  • Cause & Effect, Cause & Effect
  • Emmylou Harris, Luxury Liner
  • Emmylou Harris, Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
  • Felix Mendelssohn, Sextet for Piano and Strings in D major / String Octet in E-flat major (Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society)
  • Grizzly Bear, Friend EP
  • Neutral Milk Hotel, On Avery Island
  • Philip Glass, Mishima
  • The Replacements, Let It Be (expanded edition)
  • The Replacements, Don’t Tell a Soul (expanded edition)
  • Robert Schumann, Piano Quintet Op. 44 and Piano Quartet Op. 47 (The Alberni String Quartet)
  • Robert Schumann, Album fur die Jugend (Rico Gulda, piano)