For the record... and I really need to go back into the memory bank here as The Magnficent album wasn't a stand-out for me. But from memory, it was a good solid album with one truly cracking song. Let me check my archives.
Ok, so I actually did really dig it. I rated it 87%. If I remember I'll whip it out of the CD racks in the garage tomorrow morning on the way to work. I'll make a serious point of this.
Either way, this Diva album isn't very good stuff, in my honest opinion. To each their own.
I'm honestly not too surprised to hear this. I will say that it is still disheartening. I still buy tons of music. Probably more than I want to at times. Because if you don't get it now it won't be there tomorrow. That's what happened with a local record store. The rent went up and the record store no longer found it profitable to stay open. My collection is well over 400 CDs now. I likely have over 100 that I still need to listen to. That's how fast I've collected them.
I still buy a lot of Demon Doll releases and have gotten more into Perris in recent times. I still buy from Retrospect on occasion. Maybe I should have bought more. It's rough. I buy what I can, but I can't single handedly support all music/labels that are out there. The market definitely has fallen out.
I would like to get the majority of the Retrospect releases. Maybe we can work something out. To do so would cost me a small fortune. Well over $1,000 it seems.