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Saturday, December 27, 2003
Went to the local independant (note: not "indie," given their prelidiction for metal) record store today and, somewhat unfortunately, they were having a 30% off used CDs sale. So I sort of went through and bought everything that I saw and thought, "Hey, why don't I own that?" Many I had heard before in MP3 form (partial or whole) and/or owned cassettes of, but I figured it was more likely I'd listen to them as whole CDs, and hey, why not. Anyway, the haul:

- Liz Phair, Liz Phair (for year-end-assesment purposes)
- Eminem, The Slim Shady LP
- Jay-Z, Life and Times, Vol. 3 and The Blueprint
- Outkast, Stankonia
- Justin Timberlake, Justified (still in the shrinkwrap, the poor misguided fools)
- The Breeders, Last Splash
- The Phenomenological Boys, Melody, Melody, Melody, and More Melody (which Pitchfork panned, but whatever)
- The Rentals, Return of the Rentals
- Van Halen, 1984
- Weezer, the blue album

That first Weezer album really is good--I got the Spike Jonze DVD for xmas (more on that later, maybe) and watching the videos for "Buddy Holly" and "Undone" made me remember what a fantastic burst of power-pop that first LP was. So I got it! God bless capitalism!