You Pick It – Which Album to Review in August?

You, my reader, are going to pick an album for me to review each month.  It is really simple…first, I will give you 5 albums to choose from and second, you will tell me which one of those you would like to see reviewed on the site.  See…simple!

There are a few simple rules I have put in to place in my selections.  They are…

  • One has to be a new release (within the last month)
  • One has to be one I have never heard before (new releases don’t count for this one)
  • One has to be from a genre I don’t normally listen to at all or very often
  • And the last two are choices from my collection that I haven’t reviewed before

What are the 5 albums you ask?  Funny you should ask because I have those right here…note: I tried to throw in some non-obvious choices to make things a little more interesting.

61i8CnZDXXL._SX522_  New Release – Michael Grant & The Assassins – ‘Always the Villain’

R-8952644-1517645977-4432.jpeg  Never Heard Before – Frank Zappa  – ‘Hot Rats’ 

2013Eminem_themarshallmatherslp600G050813-1  Not My Normal Genre – Eminem – ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’

PatTravers-CrashAndBurn  From My Collection – Pat Travers Band – ‘Crash and Burn’

220px-DYDY  From My Collection – Damn Yankees – ‘Damn Yankees’

Let me know which one you would like to see and sometime in August, I will post a review of the album that gets the most votes.  You have one week to decide and from there I will start listening to the album and do a review.

Thanks for participating!!

January 2020 Purchases – Vinyl & CDs

Welcome to the new decade and my monthly recap of purchases that I make.  I do this as not everything I buy ends up on the site so you can see some of the items in my collection. Also, it helps me remember when I bought something and now I have it stored in the Internet universe forever (or as long as I keep paying annually for my site).

On the weekend before New Year’s Day, I went and did a little digging. Now, I know that is not January, but I had already finished and edited my December post and I didn’t have time to update.  So, these purchases get to be a part of this post.

First up was a trip to Lunchbox Records in Charlotte, NC.  My oldest daughter wanted to go and being the good dad, how could I say no.  I did some digging and found somethings, but nothing that I hadn’t seen before or that was priced right.  I found my way over to the 45’s and the 10″ records and there I saw and old Cheap Trick 10″ called ‘Found All the Parts’.  I know it probably isn’t super rare, but I had never seen one so I grabbed it.  I tell my daughter the fun thing about digging is finding that one thing you haven’t seen before.  And when you see it, you better buy it.  I haven’t always followed that rule and I have a couple regrets on that.

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