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charity shop log #2 : w/c january 20th (£8:70)

well, last week provided a mad eclectic mix for a few quid :

maximo park – too much information
sneaker pimps
– becoming x (v2)
damian marley – return to jamrock
sade : diamond life
sade : stronger than pride
sade : lovers rock
kesha : rainbow
interpol : turn on the bright lights
the milk : tales from the thames delta
all time low : nothing personal (extra tracks)
u2 – the joshua tree (remaster)

of this lot i was most chuffed about the u2 remaster, despite the fact that i will probably never listen to the album as i overplayed it back in the day.
of the other randoms, i decided it was time to rewind and check out some sade given that at the time of the bands world domination i had little time for their mellow night grooves, whereas now i’m a little longer in the tooth, and can appreciate the gorgeous music and sultry vocals for what they are.
the milki had never heard of, so did some research, found out that it’s upbeat r-n-b/northern soul with production by one of the nextmen (brad baloo) adding a dash of modern hip hop twists, so headed back to pick the cd up, and yeah, its exactly what you’d expect : a lot of fun, and hits the same groove as mark ronson did with his big 60s revue sounds, albeit with a more of a live in the studio band sound.
the reason i picked up the lightweight emo punk pop groove of all time low was simply for the extra remix by cobra starship (that and it was only 50p), and as expected, i was not wrong as i have come to really enjoy the crunked up pop excess of cobra starship and their cohorts, 3oh!3.
which leads me to kesha of course. her rainbow album was greeted with a massive sigh of relief when it came out due to the harrowing chaos of her world since the release of her previous album, warrior, and so i was a little worried it would be an overly heavy/intense listen, but no, it’s a brilliant album with obvious lyrical anger, and a lot of her trademarked party crunk pop. i absolutely love this album. highly recommended.

so, yeah, a weird random mix of finds, and is exactly why i love the charity shop experience so much.