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July 12, 2005

A Certain Ratio

title:: I'd Like to See You Again
label:: LTM

I'd Like to See You Again is a reissue of the band's fourth album from 1982, with 5 bonus tracks added on. I like this record and the bonus tracks a lot. In fact, I'd say it is my favorite A Certain Ratio release!

In 2005 this record sounds very contemporary. A strong disco influence appears all over the record, with drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) laying down very solid disco beats.

Buff Medways

title:: Medway Wheelers
label:: Damaged Goods

Medway Wheelers was the standout track from the album of the same name, and now it appears as the A-side of a 7inch.

The B-side is a well recorded cover of The Who song A Quick One. This song is worth buying the single for. The Buff Medways version of A Quick One is faithful to the original, but adds lots of energy, and comes off sounding like it could have been a Buff Medways original.

Musick to play in the club #5

various artists
label:: Shitkatapult Records

Four artists are included on #5, including Autolump, Das Bierbeben, Scapegoat, and Magnum 38.

It's a pretty good compilation but not entirely earthshaking or even as club friendly as the title suggests.

Popol Vuh

title:: Affenstunde
label:: SPV

Affenstunde is the debut album by Popol Vuh originally released in 1970 and reissued along with other Popol Vuh albums in 2004 on the SPV label along with bonus tracks.

Affenstunde is an astounding debut, but it is much different than the sound Popol Vuh would later become most known for.