Monday, January 01, 2007

Thank goodness for Christmas money and Boxing Day sales...

because otherwise I wouldn't have the means to update my collection with a couple of vital 2006 releases. On boxing day I wasn't going near the mall, but I did head on downtown to Grooves where they had a buy-3-get-4th-free deal. I picked up Final Fantasy's 'He Poos Clouds', Belle & Sebastian's 'The Life Pursuit', Beirut's 'Gulag Orkestar', and Camera Obscura's 'Let's Get Out Of This Country'. Somehow I didn't believe the hype about these album upon their actual release and either ignored or never got around to buying them. But with all the 2006 Best Of Lists released, I realized all the gems that got away. There's a couple more I have yet to pick up such as Peter, Bjorn and John's 'Writer's Block', Joanna Newsom's 'Ys', Cat Power 'The Greatest', Grizzley Bear's 'Yellow House', The Hold Steady's 'Boys and Girls in America', Yo La Tengo's 'I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass', and Malajube's 'Trompe L'oeil'. Yeah, quite a ways to go I realize. But to be fair I just started getting into the blog thing (reading them that is) a couple of months ago so I missed a lot of the hype about these albums. They'll all make their way into my collection soon.
For 2007, I can't wait for the realease of some highly anticipated albums such as The Shins 'Wincing Away The Night', Of Montreal's 'Hissing Fawna, Are You The Destroyer?' and The Apples In Stereo 'New Magnetic Wonder' (all of which I plan on picking up upon their actual release and not at the end of the year).

This year I plan on going to see The New Pornographers in Toronto on Febuary 3rd, The Roots on March 24th in Toronto and Of Montreal over my spring break in Montreal (date unknown at this point)

Yep, looks like it's going to be a great year.


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