The Listening Queue

It’s the damned, dreaded listening queue.

Musical purgatory.

Below are all the records that I am actively* listening to. The queue works as a way for me to decide if something is good enough to be part of the collection of not. The queue is split across Spotify (for items I do not currently own) and Plex (for items I do currently own). There is no time frame on how quickly something should stay in purgatory, nor is there any specific order – although I should work oldest to newest.

To get out of purgatory a decision will be made. A positive decision is that the record gets moved into my collection, a nice little story will be written up about it in one of the many collection update posts on the website. If I haven’t already a physical copy of the release will be purchased. A negative decision is that the record gets deleted from the queue, and will be added to the list of records that failed the test. If I have a physical copy of the release then it will be listed for sale, sold via other means or if completely worthless, binned.

*by actively I mean, when I get a chance which could mean weeks, months even years – don’t hold your breath.

The List

Alphabetical order by artist – titles in bold are likely to have a decision made soon.

  • 2Pac – 2Pacalypse Now
  • 2Pac – Pac’s Life
  • 77 Karat Gold – Wannafunkwitu
  • Aim – Hinterland
  • Aimee Mann – Whatever
  • Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill
  • Alien Ant Farm – ANThology
  • American Football – American Football
  • Angelo Badalamenti – Music For Film and Television
  • Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion
  • Antony and the Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
  • Aphex Twin – Come To Daddy
  • Aphex Twin – Druqks
  • Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92
  • Arctic Monkeys – AM
  • Arctic Monkeys – Who The Fuck Are The Arctic Monkeys
  • Aretha Franklin – The Very Best Of
  • Artful Dodger – It’s All About The Stragglers
  • Bat for Lashes – The Haunted Man
  • The Beautiful South – Golddiggas, Headnodders & Pholk Songs
  • The Benjamins – Art of Dissapointment
  • Beth Orton – Comfort of Strangers
  • Big Daddy Kane – Long Live The Kane
  • Big Daddy Kane – Looks Like a Job For
  • Biovac – Tuber
  • Bird – bird
  • Bjork – Debut
  • Blink-182 – Cheshire Cat
  • Blink-182 – Dude Ranch
  • Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
  • Blondie – Best of
  • Boney M – The Greatest Hits
  • BROCKHAMPTON – SATURATION II
  • Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A.
  • Buddy Guy – Damn Right I’ve Got The Blues
  • Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us
  • The Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust
  • Clarence Carter – This Is Clarence Carter
  • The Corrs – Talk On Corners
  • The Crystal Method – Tweekend
  • Czecho No Republic – Tabinideru Junbi
  • The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
  • Dave Hum – Celtic and Bluegrass – 5 String Banjo
  • David Bowie – David Bowie
  • Death In Vegas – The Contino Sessions
  • Delays – Faded Seaside Glamour
  • Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
  • Dire Straits – Communique
  • Dire Straits – On Every Street
  • DJ Food – Solid Steel Presents [..] Now, Listen!
  • Don McLean – American Pie
  • Doves – The Last Broadcast
  • Drive-By Truckers – Decoration Day
  • Drugstore – White Magic For Lovers
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Nice
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Abraca Jobim
  • Ella Fitzgerald – The Harold Arlen Songbook (Volume One)
  • Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded
  • Feist – The Reminder
  • Flight of the Conchords – Flight of the Conchords
  • Gang Starr – Step In The Arena
  • Garbage – Beautiful Garage
  • George Benson – Breezin’
  • Gesaffelstein – Maryland Soundtrack
  • Glassjaw – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence
  • Glasvegas – Glasvegas
  • Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
  • Goldlink – At What Cost
  • Goodie Mob – Still Standing
  • Green Day – Dookie
  • Green Day – Dos
  • Guns N’ Roses – G’N’R Lies
  • Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion II
  • Guru – Jazzmatazz Volume II: The New Reality
  • Haley Bonar – Last War
  • Honeyblood – Babes Never Die
  • Honeycrack – Prozaic
  • Ian Brown – Golden Greats
  • Idealism – Rainy Evening EP
  • Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
  • Jack Johnson – All The Light Above It Too
  • James Blake – Overgrown
  • Jamie T – Panic Prevention
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain – Automatic
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain – Darklands
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain – Psychocandy
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain – Stoned & Dethroned
  • Jimmy Eat World – Static Prevails
  • John Cougar Mellencamp – Dance Naked
  • Jools Holland – Small World Big Band
  • Joji – In Tongues
  • Jungle Brothers – Done By The Forces of Nature
  • Junior Boys – Big Black Coat
  • Kanye West – Yeezus
  • Kate Bush – The Sensual World
  • Kate Bush – The Whole Story
  • Kula Shaker – K
  • Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Going Down
  • Lamb – Fear of Fours
  • Living Colour – Vivid
  • Ludacris – Back For The First Time
  • Ludovico Einaudi – In A Time Lapse
  • Mac Miller – Watching Movies with the Sound Off
  • Madonna – Like A Prayer
  • Marissa Nadler – Little Hells
  • Marissa Nadler – Marissa Nadler
  • Metronomy – Summer 08
  • Mondo Grosso – 何度でも新しく生まれる
  • Neko Case – Hell On
  • New Order – The Best of
  • Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • Nine Days – The Madding Crowd
  • Noah and the Whale – Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down
  • NOFX – Punk In Drublic
  • One Day As a Lion – One Day As a Lion
  • The Pasadena’s – The Greatest Moments
  • Paul Robeson – The Voice of the Mississippi
  • Paul Simon – Graceland
  • Paul Weller – Illumination
  • Paul Weller – Stanley Road
  • Pearl Jam – Vs.
  • The Pharcyde – Labcabincalifornia
  • Pink Floyd – Echoes
  • Placebo – Sleeping With Ghosts
  • Plan B – The Defamation of Stirling Banks
  • Primary – 2
  • Prince – The Hits 1
  • Pulp – Countdown 1992-1983
  • The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers
  • Radiohead – Kid A
  • Rare Bird – Sympathy
  • Robert Lester Folsom – Music and Dreams
  • Robert Wyatt – Flotsam Jetsom
  • Saint Etienne – Good Humor
  • She Keeps Bees – Dig On
  • Sigur Ros – Takk…
  • Skunk Anansie – Paranoid and Sunburnt
  • Sleeper – The It Girl
  • Soundgarden – Superunknown
  • Spin Doctors – Pocket Full of Kryptonite
  • Staind – Break The Cycle
  • Stephanie Kirkham – That Girl
  • The Strokes – Angles
  • The Strokes – Room on Fire
  • Taking Back Sunday – Where You Want to Be
  • Terence Trent D’arby – Introducing the Hardline
  • Texas – The Hush
  • This Is The Kit – Krulle Bol
  • This Mortal Coil – It’ll End In Tears
  • Thom Yorke – The Eraser
  • The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing
  • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Anthology
  • TRF – Hyper Mix 4
  • Underworld – Beaucoup Fish
  • Various – Breaks, Bass and Bleeps
  • Various – Compact Rock
  • Various-  The Greatest Blues Show on Earth!
  • Various – The Greatest Moments in Soul
  • Various – Grosse Pointe Blank Soundtrack
  • Various – Heartbreakers
  • Various – Kerrang! The Best of 2007
  • Various – Kerrang! The Best of 2002
  • Various – Kerrang! Higher Voltage
  • Various – Malcolm in the Middle Soundtrack
  • Various – MOJO Presents Dream Forever
  • Various – MOJO Presents Rumours Revisited
  • Various – MOJO Presents The Dreamers
  • Various – Music for the Rollcage Generation
  • Various – NME Presents Hanging with the Strokes
  • Various – The Playlist – September 2006
  • Various – Stars of Las Vegas
  • Various – Summer of Love
  • Various – Take the A Train
  • Various – Uncut 2003 – Hard Drive
  • The Verve – Urban Hymns
  • Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
  • Virtual Self – Virtual Self
  • Warpaint – Heads Up
  • Way Out West – Way Out West
  • Weezer – Make Believe
  • Wilco – Being There
  • Willy Mason – Where The Humans Eat
  • Zebrahead – Broadcast to the World
  • The Zutons – Who Killed… The Zutons

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