Since it ain't no music blog without regular "What I'm Listening To Now" posts, I thought I'd list my most recent CD acquisitions here. Many of these were catch-up purchases -- records I'd intended to buy when they were first released, but for various reasons (usually a lack of funds) passed on. Some are from bands I've heard live but never checked out their studio output. Some are "legitimizing" purchases of albums where I've already heard most of the tracks at a friend's apartment, or on Pandora, or through [ahem] "other means." And one was me finally caving to overwhelming peer pressure, online and off -- "No, no, the record's genius, you have to check it out... " See if you can guess which.
If anyone has any particular desire to know what I think of any of these records, let me know in comments. And, yes, I know I'm long overdue for a review of The Cellar Door, but that's an intense and time-consuming project, and I know y'all don't want me to do it half-assed. (Also, I vaguely recall that I'm supposed to be writing music at some point, not just blogging...) But it's coming, I swear.
I also really need to devote some pixels to the Complete Mumbles and Grumbles set, 2005's most overlooked reissue.