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      01-31-2010 06:56 PM #1
      I picked up some vintage stereo equipment a few weeks ago to listen to some records I have had lying around for awhile. Now I am on a record buying binge. It seems that more and more bands are releasing music on vinyl along with CD and MP3. Most vinyl comes with a free digital download, which is nice. My setup is older than I am so it doesn't have a USB out to transfer files to the computer.

      I figured it might be a cool idea to see recent scores or albums you are looking forward to on vinyl.

      This week I picked up a bunch of 7" 45s

      Andrew Jackson Jihad/Apocalypse Meow - Split

      Bomb the Music Industry/Laura Stevenson & The Cans Split

      Laura Stevenson & the Cans, Holy Ghost

      Minor Threat, First Demo

      Rhythm Collison, Travis Cut

      Digger/Fairlanes, Touch My Body


      And some LP's

      Silversun Pickups, Carnavas (2xLP and a 33 7")

      Sunny Day Real Estate, Diary (2xlp on translucent red vinyl)

      Slapstick, S/T (2xLP on clear vinyl)

      Dreamend, Maybe we're Making God Sad and Lonely (on blue/orange swirl vinyl)

      Yo La Tengo Popular Songs (2xlp)


      I have a few more 7"s and LPs either in the mail or on pre-order

      What is everyone else grabbing?


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      01-31-2010 07:10 PM #2
      I've bought probably 15 - 20 new LP's so far this year, I need to slow down. Yesterday I grabbed Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights and Great Lake Swimmers - Ongaria. Some other recent purchases:

      Owen Pallett - Heartland
      Swan Lake - Enemy Mine
      The Antlers - Hospice
      Vampire Weekend - Contra
      The XX - XX

      I am looking forward to picking up the new Los Campesinos but haven't seen it on vinyl yet.


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      01-31-2010 11:08 PM #3
      Picked up quite a few vinyl in the past couple of days:

      Earth - Earth 2 Special Low Frequency Version
      Blue Oyster Cult - Some Enchanted Evening
      Joe Satriania - Surfing With The Alien
      Rush - A Farewell To Kings
      Rosetta - Wake/Lift
      Queensryche - S/T
      UFO - Strangers In The Night
      Yes - Relayer
      Zombi - Spirit Animal
      Sunn O))) & Boris - Altar

      I got a few more coming in the mail:
      Earth - Pentastar
      Pelican - S/T


      Modified by Jerry_HEAVEN at 8:10 PM 1-31-2010


    4. 02-01-2010 05:28 AM #4
      Good stuff Jerry!

      Since you posted a photo, now I have to! haha

      Here is a photo I took years ago of some random records I own.

      I bought quite a few records lately, but I don't feel like listing them right now.

      I will post my next finds.


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      02-01-2010 12:54 PM #5
      I replaced most of my vinyl in the 1980's with CDs, but still have a couple hundred and a working turntable (Dual CS5000 with Grado cartridge).

      It's funny -- I was in heaven when CDs arrived 25+ years ago because LPs were thin, warped and full of pops, clicks and warble.

      Now, I kind of like the extra noise and compressed dynamics after a generation of music sterilization.

      :gift:

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      02-01-2010 01:07 PM #6
      I love some me some vinyl!

      I haven't picked up anything in a few weeks but, here is a pic of most of my collection.

      I also have three 200 count cd binders full of burned cds in addition to the several spools full on top of the records.


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      02-01-2010 02:37 PM #7
      I usually only buy metal albums on Vinyl when I can find them... Some notables in my collection:








      All picked up within the past 2 weeks. This whole "unemployed" thing is giving me lots of time for hobbies(and ebay)

      I've got a bunch of high end vintage audio gear I'm clearing out, restored Marantz 4270 - better than new condition; Pioneer SX-5590, 8/10; Concept 16.5, 8/10 cosmetically - 10/10 function. Various high end vintage speakers: Rectilinear Research, AR, Kenwood, Infinity, McIntosh, Leslie 251. PM me for details, clearing out to finance home theater upgrade.

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      02-01-2010 03:55 PM #8
      ^^^nice haul \m/

      Is that Brutality's "Scream of Anguish" on vinyl beneath Killers?
      If so, wanna sell it to me?


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      02-01-2010 04:02 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Jerry_HEAVEN »
      ^^^nice haul \m/

      Is that Brutality's "Scream of Anguish" on vinyl beneath Killers?
      If so, wanna sell it to me?

      Good eye Definitely not for sale, it took me quite a while to find it.

      I've got a bunch of high end vintage audio gear I'm clearing out, restored Marantz 4270 - better than new condition; Pioneer SX-5590, 8/10; Concept 16.5, 8/10 cosmetically - 10/10 function. Various high end vintage speakers: Rectilinear Research, AR, Kenwood, Infinity, McIntosh, Leslie 251. PM me for details, clearing out to finance home theater upgrade.

    10. 02-02-2010 05:46 AM #10
      A few of my recent pickups.


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      02-02-2010 11:30 AM #11
      What are the advantages of vinyl over CDs?
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    12. 02-02-2010 11:33 AM #12
      i don't have any pics but i think "jewel" of my collection is probably Alexisonfire's S/T album. 250 copies, UK only release.

      also have the green pressing of Brand New's The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows single with the live demo of the No Seatbelt Song, which ebay tells me is fairly valuable now.

      and i have #11/26 of the Her Breath on Glass singles box set.


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      02-02-2010 12:19 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by Ben.Reilly »
      What are the advantages of vinyl over CDs?

      Rarity, alot of indie stuff is vinyl only and there is often vinyl only tracks on alot of other stuff.

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      02-02-2010 12:27 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by patrikman »

      Rarity, alot of indie stuff is vinyl only and there is often vinyl only tracks on alot of other stuff.

      that's not the only reason.
      Sound can be very subjective, but with the right set up i.e. good turntable, pre-amp/phono stage, separate amplifier you can achieve quite an experience that vinyl offers. I would describe it as sounding livelier, warmer, and more accurate to a studio recording.


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      02-02-2010 04:09 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by Jerry_HEAVEN »

      that's not the only reason.
      Sound can be very subjective, but with the right set up i.e. good turntable, pre-amp/phono stage, separate amplifier you can achieve quite an experience that vinyl offers. I would describe it as sounding livelier, warmer, and more accurate to a studio recording.

      x2 and all i have its a nice turntable with a not-so good receiver and speakers, sounds way better than cd IMO


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      02-02-2010 04:18 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Jerry_HEAVEN »

      that's not the only reason.
      Sound can be very subjective, but with the right set up i.e. good turntable, pre-amp/phono stage, separate amplifier you can achieve quite an experience that vinyl offers. I would describe it as sounding livelier, warmer, and more accurate to a studio recording.

      I understand the warmth you mean. My analog setup is pretty crappy. I have a low end Numark, a used Stanton, and an old ass Gemini mixer running through a ten plus year old Harman Kardon receiver and some really old JVC speakers. It still sounds pretty damn good depite my cheap needles.It will probably be my next upgrade. Here is my setup with the homemade mixer console I built. The only thing that I bought brand new was the Numark and the Sony headphones.





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      02-02-2010 11:08 PM #17
      Finally! A thread in this forum that I can relate to!

      Don't really have any input on the "what's your favorite rap song" and "here are the 50 billion hip-hop releases coming out this month."

      I've been collecting vinyl for a while. I've got a pretty good collection of punk and ska going. But I have the standards too: Beatles, Dylan, Miles Davis, blah blah blah.

      Here are two I was happy to find this weekend:

      A few of my favorites:

      And some Weezer stuff. Still need to find Raditude. Haven't seen it yet.



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      02-03-2010 12:03 AM #18
      oooo pictures. I can play.

      This is much of my rather small collection (broke student):



      And here is my Wolf Parade & related collection thus far (I have the rest on CD):


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      02-03-2010 12:38 AM #19
      ooooohhhhhhhh In The Aeroplane Over The Sea on wax! Now that is baller!
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      02-03-2010 12:51 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by patrikman »
      ooooohhhhhhhh In The Aeroplane Over The Sea on wax! Now that is baller!

      Both Neutral Milk albums were released by Merge on 180g, same with Funeral (also in picture) - TOP notch re-issues!!

      My most recents, all four are 180g too!


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      02-03-2010 01:04 AM #21
      I like On Avery Island but not as much.

      Funeral is alos a great album as well as Turn On Your Bright Lights (IMHO they haven't been as good since).

      The Modest Mouse EP I have in CD along The Flaming Lips, Portishead, Band of Horses.

      I would love to get some more Radiohead on vinyl though.

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      02-03-2010 01:09 AM #22
      Agreed on pretty much all points.. I find Neon Bible has its high points, as does Avery Island, but neither have the start-to-finish greatness of the aforementioned. I have been looking for Kid A for some time without luck. I also have The Bends. I want to eventually collect everything Modest Mouse has put out on wax.. but that will take a while.

    23. 02-03-2010 03:59 AM #23
      Belle & Sebastian

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      02-03-2010 07:04 AM #24
      Quote, originally posted by LostBoyScout »
      I want to eventually collect everything Modest Mouse has put out on wax.. but that will take a while.

      Good luck with that, I have been trying to track down Interstate 8 (cd only I think) for ten years. Everytime I find a copy the seller wants a fortune and I am always worried it will be thrashed. Such is life when trying to track down rare items.


      I have:

      Blue Cadet3, Do You Connect? EP 7"
      Life Of Arctic Sounds b/w Medication 7"
      Float On/I've Got It All (probably my favorite MM song) 7"

      The Fruit That Ate Itself 12"
      Modest Mouse/764 Hero - Whenever You See Fit 12"
      Everywhere And His Nasty Parlour Tricks 12"
      We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank 12"


      I will have to arrange a phot shoot with some of my favorites.


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      02-03-2010 07:25 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Jerry_HEAVEN »

      that's not the only reason.
      Sound can be very subjective, but with the right set up i.e. good turntable, pre-amp/phono stage, separate amplifier you can achieve quite an experience that vinyl offers. I would describe it as sounding livelier, warmer, and more accurate to a studio recording.

      Agreed. I have what would probably be considered a cheap setup, but the sound is amazing. It a very "warm" sound compared to any other stereo I have heard. I hooked my computer up to the Aux input on my amp and compared the MP3 version of a song to the version I have on vinyl. I much prefer the sound of the vinyl.


      There are some great collections out there!

      I would take some shots of what I have, but I am snowed in at work for the second time in a week. Maybe this weekend.


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      02-03-2010 01:26 PM #26
      Just picked this up from my local Metal store - forgot how incredible this album is.
      I've got a bunch of high end vintage audio gear I'm clearing out, restored Marantz 4270 - better than new condition; Pioneer SX-5590, 8/10; Concept 16.5, 8/10 cosmetically - 10/10 function. Various high end vintage speakers: Rectilinear Research, AR, Kenwood, Infinity, McIntosh, Leslie 251. PM me for details, clearing out to finance home theater upgrade.

    27. 02-03-2010 04:24 PM #27
      Nice find!

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      02-03-2010 05:13 PM #28
      Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is so amazing. Still heavy even today.

      check out stupid Messiah here and the best video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...m48ms


    29. 02-03-2010 05:49 PM #29
      old album artwork is so sick.

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      02-03-2010 06:02 PM #30
      Ive got over 500 but its all DJ type stuff. I should try to hunt down some stuff locally. I usually just import from the UK. I love the sound of vinyl. I use 2x technics 1200 MK2, Pioneer DJM400, ortofon carts.
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      02-04-2010 12:47 AM #31
      i just recently found all my moms old albums in the basement of my house. I still gotta hook up my turntables to listen to them though, i've been slacking.
      The best score i've ever gotten at a record store was an original Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland album. Best part was it was only 5 bucks

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      02-04-2010 01:20 AM #32
      Picked up the new Los Campesinos album today, 2 x 180g

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      02-04-2010 10:03 AM #33
      I have tons of vinyl that I inherited from my father passing away...and have sold some off and gotten decent money for them as well...I figure around $120 dollars so far...and havent even really gotten into the good stuff yet that I put away safe to hold onto.


      Sadly I left the rest of them in the basement when I first moved into my new place a few years ago and they sustained some water damage...causing some to take on mold...which has since KILLED the value of some/most of them..

      Still hoping to get a player and be able to play/enjoy them one day...


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    34. 02-04-2010 11:26 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by LostBoyScout »
      oooo pictures. I can play.


      Please sell me that Yoshimi album. I've been looking for quite sometime for one. Or, willing to trade? I don't have much
      I do have an extra copy of:
      Circa Survive - Juturna (Green Marble Swirl)
      Circa Survive - B Sides 7" clear
      Portugal The Man - Censored Colors
      all unopened


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      02-04-2010 12:55 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by smashingpimp01 »

      Please sell me that Yoshimi album. I've been looking for quite sometime for one. Or, willing to trade? I don't have much

      Here is one in Norway for $30 US

      http://www.musicstack.com/item.cgi?item=57264268

      There is another LP of that on musicstack.com in the US but the dude wants $80 for it. Not sure if the sleeve is in english or something else, be sure to check.


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