July 10, 2007 – a music lover’s wet dream

Very rarely will there be days like this. No fewer than 5 stellar new releases putting a drain on my wallet. Here they are in order of acquisition.

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Interpol – Our Love to Admire (7/9/2007 11:51 PM) I had the foresight to pre-order this from iTunes. I’m not sure what I got for my pre-order other than having it 9 minutes early but for a band that I expect to be one of the important acts from the U.S. in coming years – those are a precious 9 minutes.

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Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (7/10/2007 8:09 A.M.) Praise to eMusic for having this one early on the day of release. Entertainment Weekly gave this an A+ this past weekend so I’ve been waiting something less than patiently.

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Smashing Pumpkins – Zeitgeist (7/10/2007 11:26 A.M.) I revert back to 1997 and pick up the latest pumpkins release. Mind you I didn’t love the 1999 Pumpkins as much as say the 1996 Pumpkins but I’m an optimist.

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Crowded House – Time on Earth (7/1/2007 11:26 and 7 seconds A.M.) I can’t believe I forgot this one was out today. This is me reverting back to my 1992 self because that’s when I became a big CH fan. I’ve followed them and Neil Finn ever since, so this was an automatic. Thank Best Buy for having this on an end-cap.

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Mark Ronson – Version (estimated pick-up: 7/11/2007 6:30 P.M.) – I looked in vain at Best Buy for this but to no avail. Tomorrow I’ll get it at Main Street Music in Manayunk [Update: looks like iTunes added this late – update acquisition time to 7:30 PM or so). Another Entertainment Weekly pick of the week – Ronson specializes in doing really cool whacked out covers. I think his cover of Radiohead’s “Just” is better than the original. Sacrilege I know – listen to it though. On this CD he works with artists such as Amy Winehouse.

I’m cut off after tomorrow. Kristen is taking my debit card. (Of course I still have 65 downloads remaining at eMusic).

  • http://www.svrspy.blogspot.com Scarlet

    I love any and all Smashing Pumpkins. I am ECSTATIC about this new album. I couldn’t get it today, as much as it broke mah heart, because driving to the store would cost me like $10 in gas and I’m uber poor right now. Tomorrow, though, IT WILL BE MINE! I’ll probably get Interpol, too.

  • http://merujo.blogspot.com Merujo

    It’s killing me to have to wait until next payday to buy the Crowded House CD. Soon, soon… alas, I did not win free tix to their NYC gig.

    I repeat my mantra: Neil Finn is a god.