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|The Beauty Of Vinyl|
So, vinyl has recently seen a resurgence in the market, with sales having peaked last year at 40% higher than in 2010. Perhaps it is because of curiosity in the current generation, or the nostalgia of middle-aged individuals who used to hang out listening to Black Flag or Queen on their phonographs back in the day, but the real magic of vinyl is in its fulfilling experience of an album. For starters, you can't burn a vinyl record like with a CD, so you actually have to use your hard-earned cash to purchase such a thing. It may sound impractical to pay so much for what you can get at a much cheaper price (digital, CD), or free, but from this, you draw a motivation to experience the album in its entirety, even if you hate it at first. That is what pits vinyl beyond the easy replaceability of CDs, or the simplicity of digital audio. Anyway, here's my current vinyl collection:
|16||Neutral Milk Hotel|
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
This album is a slightly different experience on vinyl. Notably, Jeff's vocals don't possess the obvious multi-tracking found on the CD mixes of "The King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. One" and "Holland, 1945", and the overdrive guitars (e.g. "The King of Carrot Flowers, Pts. Two & Three", "Untitled" and "Ghost" in particular) hit much, much harder.
|15||Neutral Milk Hotel|
On Avery Island
|14||Neutral Milk Hotel|
|13||Neutral Milk Hotel|
Ferris Wheel on Fire
...and more fuzz.
|12|| ||Neutral Milk Hotel|
The rest of the box set stuff
And the fuzz just keeps coming.
|11||Tyler, The Creator|
The key to enjoying "Goblin" is NOT thinking of it as a hip hop record. Yes, some of Tyler's beats suck. Yes, Tyler's not the greatest rapper. Yet musically, "Goblin" is fantastic. Pleasantly awkward, heavily concept-based and swagged out from white tees to machine gun massacres, "Goblin" is an abnormality in hip hop music, and really should be treated as such.
The sheer smoothness of the ever-shifting timing and speedy, cohesive improvisation-like passages on "Blue Train" contain an atmosphere rivalled by very few albums in bebop. Coltrane's only album that can possibly compare to "A Love Supreme".
At Home With Owen
A heartbreaking masterpiece in acoustic guitar music.
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Whether it's the uniqueness of RZA's grimy production, the inconsistent samples or ODB barking in your ears that convinces you, "Enter the Wu-Tang" is truly a timeless record.
Fuck "Only 4 Cuban". This is the best Wu solo album.
Shadow samples just about anything into the monstrous hour-long running time of "Endtroducing", and it all works.
David Comes to Life
Plays like the musical it was supposed to be; lengthy, romanticized, and melodic despite the expectations created by the term "hardcore punk" and the name "Fucked Up".
|4||The Tallest Man on Earth|
The Wild Hunt
Utilizing only his voice, an acoustic guitar, and a lone piano on the final track, "Kids on the Run", Mattson manages to create one of the most intimate and accessible folk albums of all time.
|3||The Tallest Man on Earth|
While not quite as strong as its successor, "Shallow Grave" complements "The Wild Hunt" quite well with a much more relaxed approach, never quite reaching the intensity of such things as the strained cries that were featured on "The Wild Hunt", but nevertheless storming through ten songs in a matter of thirty minutes with absolute awesomeness.
|2||Every Time I Die|
You all know the drill. "I WANT TO BE DEAD WITH MY FRIENDS!!!!!"
You can't have a vinyl collection without the greatest lo-fi hip hop record of all time.
|Honestly I buy vinyls mostly because of the artwork on the front. That's why the only vinyls I've bought are albums that I really enjoy but also have great artwork.|
Mostodon- Crack the Skye
Protest the Hero- Fortress
Isis- Wavering Radiant
|I don't have a single Vinyl but I have too many CD's I can name.|
I'm probably missing out, though
|I have Public Strain on vinyl so i basically dont need anything else LOL|
|I think I relate to Roosevelt's music taste moreso than dimsim, but I prefer vinyl because of the clear and natural sound that CD and mp3s cannot replicate. Though, I do have 36 chambers and madvillainy on vinyl.|
|yep i have 1 on double lp|
so good to smokkeeeeeeee
|I want 1.|
But I do have 6, 7, and 8, so yeah.
|Couldn't have said it better myself. I'll also mention that there's a certain sense of satisfaction in finding stuff that's rare, oop, etc. Here's my collection:|
|Very nice collection there. I would kill for "Wu-Tang Forever".|
|I got it for like $8. 4 lp's.|
|Anybody pre-order the Storm Corrosion Vinyl CD Blu-ray pimp nazi holocaust edition?|
|wonderfully put. |
|how much does a decent record player cost?|
|Anywhere from $100-$300. This is my recommendation (note the cheap price despite also being loaded with other stuff aside from the ability to play records):|
|cheers, so tempted to buy one right now...|
|The vinyl is truly remarkable |
|Well put. It's not being able to skip songs that makes you appreciate the album as a whole. It's good listening to an album in terms of sides as well. David comes to life is especially awesome with the four acts taking up a different side |