Dante Alighieri

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03.01.15 First List in a Year and a Half07.24.13 This Life In Halftime
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03.20.12 Complete Record Collection03.05.12 Andrew Wk And A Retrospective Feburary
02.20.12 New Hatred Surge Lp02.02.12 Dante's January
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11.20.11 Dante's 2011: Top 10 (+1)10.19.11 Five Awesome Shows This Year
09.16.11 Deconstruction Of The Mind07.07.11 Dante's 2011 Digs
06.10.11 Mass Effect 304.13.11 Dante's Electronic
04.03.11 Goddamnit03.28.11 4 Year 4 Albums
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First List in a Year and a Half

Took a year off... been lurkin' for a few months. So here's a list of some vinyl-gets during those months. Not including splits, 10"s and 7"s.
1Death Cab for Cutie
Something About Airplanes

Favorite Death Cab album believe it or not...
2Sole and the Skyrider Band
Sole and the Skyrider Band

Used copy. Was really cheap, like $10 or so.
3Creedence Clearwater Revival
Chronicle, Vol. 1

Did a college report on these guys years back. All the hits.
4Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

Actually a compilation LP of this and Hearts Once Nourished With Hope... black/grey mix I believe.
5The Starting Line
Say It Like You Mean It

A Drive-Thru records re-issue. Kinda expensive, too: like $35 or so? High school jams.
6Ghostface Killah
36 Seasons

The latest GFK. Not his greatest but still leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.

Took awhile to find this at one of the record stores I frequent. She can't go wrong in my book.
Cowboys from Hell

First dip into Pantera (I know, I know...). Not that impressed. Great gatefold double LP packaging on a thick, stoughton-tip jacket for a fairly affordable price (around $25).
9Hatred Surge
Human Overdose

Their latest album. Not the best thing ever but worth the price paid... around $12 or so?
Under the Sign of the Black Mark

Great re-pressing of a classic primal BM album.
11John Williams
Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

One of my original must-haves when starting my record collecting habits. Spend a good amount of cash on this... wanted to make sure the quality of the pressing was pristine.
2005 Demo

The record store got like 10 copies of these... were practically giving them away.

See above...
14Hank Williams
24 of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits

Country music at a more "pure" form. Great cooking music, too!
Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God

Cheap used copy in excellent condition. Colorway is a blue/black splatter, second or third press I believe.
16The Roots
How I Got Over

Cheap as well. Not the best condition but it actually winds up enhancing the sound instead of detracting from it.

First official dip into Ulcerates catalogue. Extremely impressed for a 3-piece.
18Motion City Soundtrack
Commit This To Memory

10-year anniversary re-press on clear/pink colorway. 1/400 pressed.
19Ceremony (USA-CA)
Still Nothing Moves You

Red pressing of Ceremony's second LP. Before they started going post-punk, 70s hardcore.
20Polar Bear Club
The Redder, The Better

Band can do no wrong in my opinion.
Long Live Rock & Roll

Classic Dio-fronted groups are the best. RIP
22Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Gone Girl

Everything they touch is gold.
23Shabazz Palaces
Black Up

Been meaning to buy this the year is came out. Finally bit the bullet. Sounds incredible on record, much different experience then digital.
24Mount Eerie
Clear Moon

Not impressed
25Mount Eerie

See above.
26Heaven and Hell
The Devil You Know

Final Dio-fronted album with the best of Sabbath behind him. A bit more modern "doom" sounding record but still a hell of an album.
Primitive and Deadly

A bit of a grower but a great album nonetheless... Indie purple/green/blue colorway.
28Fell Voices

Gilead Media did a terrific job on the packaging and mastering of this. Highly recommended if only for that alone.
When All Became None

Great sludge/doom/death metal. First LP

Second LP. Everything their first did but better. The Flenser really hit it out of the park with this one.
Great Bringer of Night

Older compilation material.
War of All Against All

Parasitic Records always go overboard on their packaging. Huge-ass, NSFW poster, gatefold LP with all new artwork.
33Nino Rota
The Godfather

Japanese pressing w/obi strip.
34Mammoth Grinder

Latest LP on clear record. Heavy and brutal af
35Blind Faith
Blind Faith

'69 bluesy supergroup. Highly recommended.
The Curse

Victory records re-press. High school jams.
37Ceremony (USA-CA)
Violence Violence

A clear/red re-press through Bridge 9 records. Hardcore classic.
Tierra Y Libertad

The latest on grey colorway. A great beat-down record.
...The Beat Goes On

Best Blacklisted before they started going all existential.
40Boduf Songs
Stench of Exist

AOTY so far for me on clear purple colorway. Neo-folk ambient.
41High on Fire
Art of Self-Defense

Southern Lord re-pressing on purple colorway. Practically giving it away for $10. Double LP on stoughton-tip gatefold jacket.
42August Burns Red
Thrill Seeker

A Black Friday RSD exclusive on clear/orange colorway. High school jam.

First press bought in time for the II re-press Deathwish is doing.
Eden Sank to Grief

Did a review for this album
All Hail the Void

Honestly a better album than their first.
La Fin Absolue Du Monde

Doesn't quite live up to expectations, but a quality metalcore album regardless.

Took a long time to track a copy of this down. I think the record company that put this out went under or something? 180 gram record.
48Kanye West
The College Dropout

Finally re-pressed this with a decent mastering. Cheap too!
49Relient K

SMLXL vinyl exclusive... can probably still find copies of it. Not the best mastering but good enough. On a coke bottle green clear colorway.
50Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

Another Victory Records re-pressing. High school jams.
51The Banner

1/500 pressed on a pretty cool picture disc. Not a huge proponent of picture disc's but the band is worth it.
52Birds in Row
You, Me, and the Violence

Finally found the time and money to purchase this.
53Birds in Row

See above.
54My Chemical Romance
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

Hot topic exclusive on blood red/clear splatter colorway. These thing dried up fast so super glad to have nabbed a copy before they went away.
55My Chemical Romance
The Black Parade

Same, but on bone/black splatter.

Believe this is the 'Earth' colorway. Really cheap too, only like $12 or something.
57Falls of Rauros
Believe in No Coming Shore

Have been trying to track a copy of The Light The Dwells In Rotten Wood to no avail just yet... plenty of copies of this around though! Terrific album!
58 Burial
Temple Sleeper

Eeeesh... :(
59Pulling Teeth
Paranoid Delusions/Paradise Illusions

Found this in understock at the record store believe it or not! $5! Good lord.
Shades of Blue

Blue Note records been re-releasing their discography the coming months. Going to try to keep up with it.
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