Sunday, March 4, 2012

Did another CD run

We went to Best Buy with the slim hope that they might have the new Gotye album.  (No, not Goatsy.  That's gross.)  Seeing as he's from New Zealand and not on any of the Clearchannel Stations, we didn't have much hope, but Best Buy has surprised us before.  Not this time, though.  So, instead we picked up Florence and the Machine, Ceremonials and then dug around in the $5 bargain bin.  After much hemming and hawing, I decided to replace two Billy Joel albums that I lost when my record collection died a horrible death - 52nd Street and Glass Houses.  "You May Be Right" from Glass Houses was my first exposure to Billy Joel (at least that I can remember).  I loved the song, so bought the album.  When the whole album turned out to be great I went out and bought 52nd Street and The Stranger.  Still haven't replaced the latter, but I'll get around to it eventually.

Ceremonials turned out to be just as good as I was hoping.  I really like every song on the album.  I love the fact that Florence doesn't have a cookie cutter Pop Princess voice. She puts a lot of emotion into her vocals.   Florence and the Machine have definitely earned all the nominations and awards they have gathered with this album.  Hopefully, they will be able to maintain the quality of this album through their career. 


  1. I like Florence, have the Lungs CD and totally agree with you about her voice.

    What happened...what was the tragedy that befell your record collection?

    1. My very first cat (male) got sick and in order to inform me of this started pissing around the house. One of the items he pissed on was the crate that held my vinyl. So, it went out on the back porch until I had time to deal with it. And since I had not replaced my turntable, I kinda forgot about it until a few months later when it dawned on me that Texas in Summer is not the best place for records. By the time I went out to see if anything could be salvaged, the whole kit and kaboodle was warped. Had I not been an idiot and taken care of it immediately, I'd only have lost maybe half the record sleeves, but the records themselves should have been fine after a washing.