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« on: 27 Dec 2004, 22:35 »

Just got a new record player and i need to expand my record collection massivly. So lay it on me, list your favorite records that you own (old and new, i dont care). Ready go!
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« Reply #1 on: 27 Dec 2004, 22:37 »

i only have aluminum records, sorry. :(
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Bookey

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« Reply #2 on: 27 Dec 2004, 23:08 »

My vinyl favorites at the moment are Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon," Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" and Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence."  They're oldies, but goodies.

I was born in the wrong decade, I swear.
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« Reply #3 on: 27 Dec 2004, 23:44 »

Boards of Canada's "In a beautiful place out in the country" is conveniently vinyl sized, and available still.  I play Shins and Neutral Milk Hotel records a lot too.  And Philip Glass. And the Pixies and Pavement.

My favorite things exclusively on vinyl:

Planet-mu Allstars - Crinimal (excellent IDM pop song remixes by Luke Vibert, bit_meddler, etc)
Mountain Goats - Devil in the Shortwave (some of Darnielle's best songs, in nice hi-fi recordings even)
Deceptikon - Lost Subject (nice instrumental hip-hop record by a friend)
Captain Ahab - Bot Pirate (80s electro, IDM-refurbished)
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« Reply #4 on: 28 Dec 2004, 00:17 »

You're a Neutral Milk Hotel fan!?  OH MAN!!!!
I haven't met anyone who's even heard of them.  
You rock my socks.
(sorry, I've gone off topic slightly).
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« Reply #5 on: 28 Dec 2004, 01:12 »

The Owls
The Refused
The Redlight Sting/Hot Hot Heat [their old stuff] split.
i really like bright eyes so i'd suggest the box set.

i suppose it's mostly up to you and what you like. just don't leave 7"s in your car when you go to work. they're sad when you get back out.

also, stack LP's straight up and down to avoid warpage!

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« Reply #6 on: 28 Dec 2004, 02:11 »

best sounding lps i own seem to all have something to do with steve albini...
- '1000 hurts' by shellac sounds so much more cavernous on vinyl (plus you get the cd fre with it!)
- 'spiderland' and 'tweez' by slint sound huge on lp too.
- probably the best engineered album you will hear is 'pod' by the breeders....you can hear where everyone was standing in the studio and the sound of plectrums being picked up!
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« Reply #7 on: 28 Dec 2004, 09:39 »

Bookey - WTF?! Are you on crazy pills? Neutral Milk Hotel are on Elephant Six,  everyone who knows anything about decent music has heard of them. Where are you hanging out, hair metal bars?

Bettercompany - Most bands still put out their stuff on vinyl. Ask at major retailers about special ordering in stuff that you want. Hell, most any music retailer will be able to order in what you want through their distributor.
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« Reply #8 on: 28 Dec 2004, 10:02 »

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You're a Neutral Milk Hotel fan!? OH MAN!!!!
I haven't met anyone who's even heard of them.


Yeah, NMH is excellent.  But I assume most people here know them as they were one of the bigger indie stirs of the late 90s.  So much so that they should be mentioned over in that "essential listening" thread, in fact.

You're clearly in the right place now.
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« Reply #9 on: 28 Dec 2004, 15:33 »

yeah i love NMH i'll definatly get one of those..and also i see that the postal service has a record album now.

all i have now is everclear's sparkle and fade (which is really rare)..and 3 cheap trick albums.

i will also probably get the pink floyd one (my past boyfriend would play that as we were making out), and also the shins ..

good job guys keep it up
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« Reply #10 on: 28 Dec 2004, 16:50 »

The favorites in my collection:

The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Beatles - The Beatles(white album)
Television - Adventure
Wire - Pink Flag
Elvis Costello - Last Year's Model
Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters(it might not be "hip" but you can't beat the Jello/Winston Smith collage art in DK albums)

Listen, for new music on vinyl, go to stores, but for old stuff, thrift shops, flea markets, and garage sales can't be beat.  Amazingly. I've found some amazing stuff at these places(Patti Smith, Beatles, The Clash, David Bowie, Joy Division, The Smiths).
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« Reply #11 on: 28 Dec 2004, 18:01 »

I found Pink Floyd's "The Wall" at a flea market for $2.  Nearly pissed myself I was so excited.

....Is everyone who reads this comic an indie hipster?  Because...I'm not so much, and hopefully I won't get banished for mentioning Pink Floyd *twice* ::gasp::
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« Reply #12 on: 28 Dec 2004, 18:37 »

my favorite vinyl albums that i found in my basement are Eric Burdon and War's "Eric Burdon Declares War" and Queen's "Sheer Heart Attack".
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« Reply #13 on: 28 Dec 2004, 20:03 »

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I found Pink Floyd's "The Wall" at a flea market for $2.  Nearly pissed myself I was so excited.

....Is everyone who reads this comic an indie hipster?  Because...I'm not so much, and hopefully I won't get banished for mentioning Pink Floyd *twice* ::gasp::


I have 2 copies of that on vinyl.

I usually pay alot less than $2 for my records.  My local thrift shops sells them for 25 cents each.  It's usually classical and stuff.  But I've found alot of Beatles solo stuff that I'm missing, some Mahavishnu Orcastra, Bowie, Patti Smith, etc.
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« Reply #14 on: 28 Dec 2004, 23:38 »

My vinyl faves:
Public Image Limited-Second Edition
-The bass sound is soooo good in a way that a CD wouldn't replicate. I hear the sound on the original 3 12" 'Metal Box' is supposedly even better but I doubt it can be found easily or for a decent price.

The Neutral Milk Hotel record is worth having just for the cover. I bought mine off of the Merge website.

GYBEs F#A# (Their first album) is fun to get on vinyl. Its has a different mix that I find is more coherent and theres a locked groove at the end of side 2. Also the packaging includes a penny supposedly squished by a train.

Anything that is lo-fi and loud sounds good on vinyl to me, digital tends to mute the sound and the aesthetic. I don't find a difference on stuff that has a lot of digital production, though in such cases the master is probably digital which makes the vinyl kinda pointless.
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« Reply #15 on: 29 Dec 2004, 15:48 »

The most fun records to own are dylan bootlegs. Even if you aren't a dylan fan, it's just a huge kick to own a bright green lp. You can get the same effect with Televison-Adventure, but it's red, not green or blue.
Also, if you like punk at all, get The Clash- London Calling and Sandanista. Those albums are truly epic when you listen to all the records in sequence.
Plus- The Who- Tommy
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« Reply #16 on: 29 Dec 2004, 16:20 »

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The most fun records to own are dylan bootlegs. Even if you aren't a dylan fan, it's just a huge kick to own a bright green lp. You can get the same effect with Televison-Adventure, but it's red, not green or blue.
Also, if you like punk at all, get The Clash- London Calling and Sandanista. Those albums are truly epic when you listen to all the records in sequence.
Plus- The Who- Tommy


I love Television's Adventure.  The red album is very cool.  Plus Foxhole is one of my favorite songs.
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« Reply #17 on: 29 Dec 2004, 17:17 »

My roomate has the Unicorns album on vinyl, and it's pretty cool.  Bright marbled pink.  Unfortunately our record player is pretty crap and really mutes out all of the bass from the record.  

My favorite is to go to old junk shops and search through their collection.  The other day I got 'DANCE A GO GO' full of awesome sixties dance-y pop and it's rocking me hard every day when I clean the dishes or cook food.  I'm going back tomorrow to get 'HULLABALO' from the same record company.

If you see Fats Waller, grab it cause it's gonna be good.  'I hates ya cause you feets is too big' he says on one great song.
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« Reply #18 on: 03 Jan 2005, 17:37 »

The Beatles- White Album
Woodstock Album
Fame Album
Led Zeppelin- II
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« Reply #19 on: 03 Jan 2005, 17:48 »

i hate records.
anyways, on i go...
I recommend "animals" by pink floyd, but I recommend it on cd so that it doesnt get interrupted in the middle by having to flip it.

Against me are good, they're on no idea!  records, and you can get most of their stuff on vinyl at any time.
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« Reply #20 on: 03 Jan 2005, 18:03 »

Flipping records is part of the experience. Lots of records old and new are arranged by side in terms of consistency. Or each side can have a different theme.
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« Reply #21 on: 03 Jan 2005, 21:16 »

See if you can get ahold of some Miles Davis. "Bitches Brew" sounds uncanny on vinyl. I have several vinyl records which I treasure greatly, such as my copy of Joy Division's "Atmosphere" single and my (nearly...up to '84) complete Bowie collection.
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« Reply #22 on: 05 Jan 2005, 17:11 »

ten of my favorite records from my vinyl collection:

12''
clash - london calling
smiths - smiths
braid - frames and canvas
notwist - neon golden
air - moon safari
faraquet - the view from this tower
fugazi - repeater
q and not u - no kill no beep beep
black eyes - black eyes

7''
joy division - love will tear us apart
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« Reply #23 on: 05 Jan 2005, 17:44 »

i'm a vinyl geek, so apologies

7"
born against - st - veriform
braid - i'm afraid of everything - grand theft autum/polyvinyl
discount/cigaretteman - split - suburban home
empire state games - white7" - old school - white
evergreen - trudy push pin - wretched
frail - idle hands hold noting - kidney room
funeral diner/raein - redcars go faster
get up kids, the - loveteller - contrast
hot water music - where we belong/moonpies for misfits
la quiete/pine
lincoln - sugarloaf - art monk construction
pine, the - st
rumbleseat - tresles/restless - no idea
shank/scalplock
shroomunion - fairytales and dreams
sunfactor/pop unknown
swing kids - st
threadbare - st - igniton
unbroken - circa 77 - new age
va - eucalyptus - flutterby tree conspiracy
10"
rockets and bluelights - smashed city
portrait - st - sanguine
11"
tomorrow/hot water music - split - no idea - clear
12"
action patrol - the weak force
baby harp seal - st - subjugation
beatles, the - white album
belle and sebastian - the boy with the arab strap
braid - age of octeen
bragg, billy - life's a riot w/spy v's spy
cave, nick and the bad seeds - murder ballads
christie front drive - st - freewill
cohen, leonard - songs for a room
dillinger four - midwestern songs of the americas - hopeless
drive like jehu - st - headhunter
dylan - first 6 records on mono, bloodonthetracks etcetcetc
elliott - false cathedrals - revelation
explosions in the sky - the earth is not a cold dark place
fugazi - end hits
gaughan, dick - handful of earth
godspeed you black emperor - lift your skinny fists
government issue - you
gray matter - food for thought
hot water music - live at the hardback
husker du - zen arcade
jawbreaker - bivouac
jets to brazil - orange rhyming dictionary
leatherface - mush/minx
john martyn - solid air
the pine - all
rachel's - music for egon schiele
rites of spring st
saetia - st
small brown bike - dead reckoning
stop it!! - self made maps
the weakerthans - left and leaving
yaohet kotto - the killer...etc
va - we've lost beauty
va - XXX some ideas are poisonous

sorry, but you asked!
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« Reply #24 on: 06 Jan 2005, 02:21 »

Quote from: minutefalling
i'm a vinyl geek, so apologies


so very nice records *thumbs up*,

i was thinking about putting my swing kids or mohinder record.
good thinking on rites of spring , i forgot that one.
i'm stil going to buy those explosions in the sky and husker du records.
haven't got gy!be but i've got a silver mount zion record.

it's hard to pick records :D
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« Reply #25 on: 06 Jan 2005, 05:35 »

pink flloyd - wish you were here
simon and garfunkel - bridge over troubled water (just for The Only Living Boy In New York)
Doves - Cedar Room EP
Teenage Fanclub - The Concept EP (white label)
Beatles - Pretty much complete back catalogue
Joy Division - Peel Sessions x2
Who - Quadrophenia (first press)
MHS - Loss
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
The Smiths - The Smiths
Probably my favourites at the moment
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« Reply #26 on: 06 Jan 2005, 08:56 »

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

Oh and the White Album, that's nice too...
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« Reply #27 on: 09 Jan 2005, 13:53 »

My parents record collection makes some nice listening: complete discographies of Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, lots of classical etc. plus my dad has some of the first Cure albums on vinyl. the only Vinyl I've ever bought for myself is Edge of Sanity-Crimson, and that was very, very worth it.
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« Reply #28 on: 09 Jan 2005, 20:52 »

you need "Time Out" by the Dave Brubek Quartet. Not only is it one of the best jazz albums in the history of the universe, but the vinyl version gives it a much richer sound than any cd. analog was made for jazz. plus, the side one/side two dynamics are quite nice.
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« Reply #29 on: 10 Jan 2005, 07:12 »

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The most fun records to own are dylan bootlegs.


I (well, my dad) own Dylan's white album... which was pretty much the first bootleg album ever. two records, with just white labels, in a completely white case. came out in the 60s, im pretty sure. If not then, the early seventies.
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« Reply #30 on: 10 Jan 2005, 14:49 »

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you need "Time Out" by the Dave Brubek Quartet. Not only is it one of the best jazz albums in the history of the universe, but the vinyl version gives it a much richer sound than any cd. analog was made for jazz. plus, the side one/side two dynamics are quite nice.


I'll back that 110%.

Also, I agree with Neutral Milk Hotel and Bright Eyes on vinyl (of which I am a personal owner). But I must also suggest:

Cat Stevens
Donovan
Men Without Hats
The Decemberists
The Pretenders
Blondie
Electric Light Orchestra
The Clockwork Orange Soundtrack (yes, yes, of course!)
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