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Old 06-15-03, 11:14 PM
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My new CD's...

I haven't been able to buy music in a long time (poverty stricken student). But, I had $50 in gift cards to Barnes and Noble and $75 to Best Buy (graduation presents). Here's what I bought. How did I do?

Barnes & Noble:
Old 97's - Too Far to Care
Neko Case - Black Listed
Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac

Best Buy:
X - Los Angeles
Buddy Miller - Modnight and Lonesome
Steve Earle, Townse Van Zandt, Guy Clark - Together at the Bluebird Cafe
Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears

I have to say, the Best Buy B&M store sucked. They had tons of music available on line that I can't get in the store (the store's selection was pretty weak and weird). My gift card was for B&M only, so I was screwed. I really wanted to try out The Gourds, The Handsome Family, The Knitters, and a John Doe solo album. Still, I am pretty happy with my haul, although I haven't listened to any of it yet...
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Though limited in scope, this is a pretty good bunch of records. Too Far to Care is one of my favorite albums, and you can't go wrong with Johnny Cash. I trust you already have all of the Uncle Tupelo releases, as well as Gram Parsons' GP/Grievous Angel?
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I'd say you've done quite well there...especially with the CD's from B&N (though I'm sure the prices were up there!).

Totally my favorite Old 97's album, a hell of a Whiskeytown album, and a brilliant Neko Case album. Save up your money for the last John Doe album!!!
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Excellent selections. Be sure to give the Gourds a try when you get a chance...one of my favorite bands.
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Originally posted by illennium
Though limited in scope, this is a pretty good bunch of records. Too Far to Care is one of my favorite albums, and you can't go wrong with Johnny Cash. I trust you already have all of the Uncle Tupelo releases, as well as Gram Parsons' GP/Grievous Angel?
Yeah, it is limited in scope, but it is my favorite genre. I do indeed have all the Uncle Tupelo and GP/Grievous Angel (and the tribute album, which is spectacular).
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Originally posted by Gdrlv
Excellent selections. Be sure to give the Gourds a try when you get a chance...one of my favorite bands.
I will. I'm actually kind of pissed now, because I really want some of their stuff. These gift cards are actually gonna cause me to spend some money, dammit.
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Originally posted by jonnyrocks
Save up your money for the last John Doe album!!!
I was planning on getting Meet John Doe if I could. What other one(s) should I get?
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Originally posted by LurkerDan
Yeah, it is limited in scope, but it is my favorite genre. I do indeed have all the Uncle Tupelo and GP/Grievous Angel (and the tribute album, which is spectacular).
Best tribute album ever.

As far as favorite genres, it's one of mine too... along with indie rock, britpop, and hip hop. It never hurts to diversify your taste portfolio.
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Old 97's are wonderful. Great guys and a great band.
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Originally posted by Alyoshka
Old 97's are wonderful. Great guys and a great band.
I have listened once to the Old 97's, and also once each the Neko Case and Whiskeytown. So far, Old 97's are my fave.
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Originally posted by LurkerDan
I was planning on getting Meet John Doe if I could. What other one(s) should I get?
Actually, the only one I have is "Dim Stars, Bright Sky," but it is a damn fine record, with a healthy dose of fellow L.A. singer/songwriter guests (Rhett Miller and Aimee Mann being the notable ones). I haven't heard "Meet John Doe," but I do recommend "Dim Stars, Bright Sky."
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Good choices -- I'm also a big fan of Whiskeytown's Faithless Street...
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That Neko Case album is EXCELLENT. Nice choice.
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Originally posted by illennium
Best tribute album ever.
It is definitely the best tribute album I've ever heard. Though "Real: The Tom T. Hall Project" comes close. It features Whiskeytown, Joe Henry, Johnny Cash, Calexico, Mark Olsen, Victoria Williams, Kelly Willis, and a bunch more.
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Re: My new CD's...

Originally posted by LurkerDan
Neko Case - Black Listed
This is the best new record I've bought since Neko's last record. She has become, hands down, my favorite singer working today. I saw her live a few months ago and it was like a religious experience. Great great great album.
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Forgot to add, I bought these from Amazon (with those MC $15 promos):

Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska
Townes Van Zandt - Rear View Mirror
Be Good Tanyas - Blue Horse

And this one I bought outright from Djangos:
Damnations TX - Half Mad Moon

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Originally posted by LurkerDan
And this one I bought outright from Djangos:
Damnations TX - Half Mad Moon
What do you think of this? I really liked it, though I grew weary of it eventually. "Unholy Train" is a great track.
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LurkerDan, YGM.

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Edit: Posted my Today's CDs here in confusion. Moving to appropriate thread.

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Originally posted by SAShepherd
What do you think of this? I really liked it, though I grew weary of it eventually. "Unholy Train" is a great track.
I don't have it yet, it's on its way. But I have Where It Lands and I like that a heck of a lot.
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I'm interested in hearing the Neko Case. I just picked up the New Pornographers disc.
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Originally posted by Buford T Pusser
I'm interested in hearing the Neko Case. I just picked up the New Pornographers disc.
Which New Pornographers disc? And I guess your interest in Neko Case is an implicit approval of the NP album?
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As a fan of X and the Knitters... I was hoping to like "Meet John Doe" but it's not a very good recording. Neither was Exene's first solo disc.

How do you like the Lucinda Williams' recording? I love her, but haven't heard it yet.
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Originally posted by fallow
Which New Pornographers disc? And I guess your interest in Neko Case is an implicit approval of the NP album?
I picked up the new on Friday and it sounds great. I've only heard it once or twice (also picked up the Buzzcocks new one) so far.

Highly recommended!

The band is supposed to be on Letterman tonight (Tuesday).

I ordered their first disc Sunday.
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I'm not a huge fan of The New Pornographers. They try and jam WAY too many lyrics into their songs. Neko is only barely on the disc. Get Blacklisted. It's an amazing recording.
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Originally posted by Loc-Nar
I'm not a huge fan of The New Pornographers. They try and jam WAY too many lyrics into their songs. Neko is only barely on the disc. Get Blacklisted. It's an amazing recording.
For those of you who like more Neko with their, urm, New Pornographers, she has a more prominent role on their first CD. Blacklisted is also very good, but an entirely different recording.

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