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Old 10-03-2004, 09:54 AM   #16
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1) I bought Lost Souls by Doves - recommended by some interferencers without listening to any of Doves song..and its ok-ok..

same here, I bought both Doves cds a few years back because they were recommended to me, but unlike you I love Lost Souls and Doves are now one of my favorite bands. Shortly after buying the cds I was able to see them live in concert and I want to see them again.

I went to Wilco a few weeks ago and I had never heard one song by them and I really enjoyed the concert.
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I buy albums if they have nice artwork or if the band has a funny name.
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I buy albums if they have nice artwork or if the band has a funny name.




i bought the spilt 7" that the briggs and the kings of nuthin' based on reccomendations without ever hearing either band.

blood for blood - livin in exile. i don't think i listened to it before buying it, i think i bought it based completly on the fact that this guy i knew told me i'd like them. he was right. it took a a couple years for them to become one of my favorite bands...but that's one.
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I've bought a lot of CDs just because of suggestions from people online (either from here or the Ryan Adams board). They have all been successes. Here are some I can think of...

Whip It On - The Raveonettes
The Remote Part - Idlewild
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Hail To The Thief - Radiohead
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
The Music - The Music
Baby I'm Bored - Evan Dando
Hot Fuss - The Killers
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Old 10-03-2004, 10:35 AM   #20
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I've done this several times, I think, but the one that sticks out in my mind happened recently. I bought the Colder album, "Again," just because I liked the cover. It also had a sticker on the plastic saying what a great electronic album it was, comparing it to bands I liked. So I picked it up. Here's the cover that caught my eye:



Turns out it's a pretty cool little album. I don't regret getting it at all.
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I've done this several times, I think, but the one that sticks out in my mind happened recently. I bought the Colder album, "Again," just because I liked the cover. It also had a sticker on the plastic saying what a great electronic album it was, comparing it to bands I liked. So I picked it up. Here's the cover that caught my eye:



Turns out it's a pretty cool little album. I don't regret getting it at all.


You've made quite a few great spur of the moment purchases lately. You're right about this album though, seems to be really cool.

I havent gotten something I've heard nothing of for quite a while. For some reason the first album I ever remember purchasing without having ever heard a single song of their's/his is :

Morrissey - 'Vauxhaul and I'

The other big one that ended up completely changing how I felt about music (which I bought becasue of reading good reviews on it, not because I've heard any of it):

Travis - 'The Man Who'
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Old 10-03-2004, 11:38 AM   #22
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I've done that a few times but the only one I can rememeber right now is Coal Chamber's Dark Days. It looked good and I was in a desperate need of new bands. It's a good record but not so great.
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Wilco - A.M. (Amazing!!), The Verve - Urban Hymns (Bittersweet Symphony, Lucky Man... One on the best albums ever!)
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U2 *POP* .. lol

cuz the "Discotheque" video was great :P
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Huffamoose,s/t?- shouldn't have,I was young...(been pawned)

Rubyhorse,Rise- good choice

Jeff Buckley, Grace- a grower...but it grew on me big time...I went and got Sketches too..
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I bought Damien Rice's 'O', based on recommendations
And I was not disappointed
I stiiiiiillllhaven't found what I'm looking for. I have wanted that album for some time now. I certainly have bought CD's withour having heard them first. I have a very "varied" music collection.

Indra I popped in to say...are you the person who loves Steve Kilby and The Church. I was reading about them in the newspaper yesterday, they are doing a one off performance in Brisbane and Steve is involved with a poetry festival. maybe you knwo about it already. I thought he was the bees knees ( handsome and talented) when I was younger. I was a bit shocked by his pic in the paper yesterday we're all getting so old. It was a bit of a shock to see him after all these years.
We might be aging...but still rockin'
maybe I should have put this in your journal...I'm on a flying visit , pressed for time.
If you're not the Church fan
ignore all that ^
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I've bought plenty albums like that; too many to mention all.

Fiery Furnaces - Gallowsbird's Bark - read a good review in women's magazine of all places, Really like it.

PJ Harvey - Rid of Me - got it after reading Rolling Stone feature on the best albums of the 90s. PJ is now my favourite artist ever.

Liz Phair - Exile from Guyville - saw it mentioned heaps in all sorts of music mags, another great buy.

Sevara Nazarkhan - Yol Bolsin - gotta be the first time I bought an album because I really loved the cover art. The music turned out to be great, too.

Sigur Ros - Agaetys Byrin - got it after reading ecstatic reviews everywhere, which turned out to be correct for once.

White Stripes - White Blood Cells - ditto.
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I almost never buy CDs unless I've heard at least one song from them. The only two exceptions I can think of are:

Nick Drake - Pink Moon (never quite got into it though).

Radiohead - OK Computer (wasn't sure about it at first, have since grown to like it a lot).
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Only CD's from bands which I am a true fan. I tend to be skeptical and I normally think things out before I buy. I only make exceptions if a CD has been highly reccomended.
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Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine

I thought it would be like indie rock

sweet jesus I was wrong (I was thinking Dismemberment Plan)

it has surprisingly grown on me though
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