Sunday, July 24, 2011
CD Casualty - Buying My Music by the Pound
Nine Lives - Robert Plant - 2006
There's little negative to say about Nine Lives. No, it doesn't contain the Page/Plant records, nor Raising Sand. And Band of Joy has come out since. But as a foundation for an essential block of fascinating music, it's just about perfect.
Backtracks - AC/DC - 2009
A deluxe edition of the set was an actual working one-watt amplifier and added a second CD of rarities and a live DVD from the Circus Krone from 2003. AC/DC knows exactly what their fans need, trim the fat and always provide a fully-loaded, quality collection with sets like this.
Warchest - Megadeth - 2007
While a longtime fan may take pause based on the number of tracks they undoubtedly already own, I didn't hesitate. Warchest is a great workday listen as I can take one set along and work through an incredible highlight reel through the day with some surprises that you just don't get from the tried and true albums.