Office phone has been dead so I can finally catch up on new music. Today's rapid-fire reviews go something like this: Nina Simone reissue = mostly good. Yves Tumor = sounds like TVOTR but one song near the middle was so irritating I had to turn it off, forever. New Strokes = first song was alright but why would I listen to that when their first two albums exist? New Laura Marling = hell yes this is great.
Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit Type O Negative’s third album, a brooding and influential reinvention of goth metal from 1993.
Weird, this album came up in conversation just yesterday...
My 3yo is warming up to Rush. We were listening to Power Windows yesterday and asked me about the song that was playing. I told him "Mystic Rhythms" and he said he liked it. No, you are mistaken, I did not tear up then nor am I tearing up now.
Picked up a cheap ($8, VG/G+ media, water-damaged cover) Mono copy of Monk's Dream in Detroit yesterday to replace the WaxTime copy I bought a few years ago when I was just getting into jazz. I have a low-end system but even so have no words to describe how different (better!) it sounds. It felt like I was hearing the record for the very first time.
I seem to remember a couple of folks were still looking for the Brubeck Classics album. I bought a cheap 1970s copy yesterday so I’d be happy to part ways with my VMP copy for cost + shipping. @Delta Don was it you?