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My (Cruddy) Vinyl Collection

So yeah since I graduated, my dad got me my first vinyl player; since then I’ve switched over to a Sony USB turntable which (thank God) has the capability to record my records. Only complaint really is that it tends to record with the right channel being quieter than the left but otherwise it’s pretty solid. List is the bunch of vinyls I’ve wasted alotta money on (roughly in chronological order)
1The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Electric Ladyland


2010 Remaster - 180 gram 2x LP

My first vinyl, discounting the Hybrid Theory one my dad bought and ended up having some skips. Played this relentlessly when this was still the only one I had. The packaging is sweet and the booklet detailing the recording of the album and such is an amazing addition.
2Twenty One Pilots
Vessel


Limited Edition Clear Vinyl/Blue

Idgaf, still album is still a hard jam since I first heard it 4 years ago. Has only gotten better with time for me. Aside from a fair amount of surface noise, it sounds really good while retaining a lot of the bass on the CD.
3Linkin Park
The Hunting Party


2x LP - etched D side

Sounds a hell of a lot better than the CD, and hell I can hear Page’s guitar on All for Nothing now, even if it is still slightly drowned.
4My Chemical Romance
The Black Parade


2x LP - etched D side

Wowowow. I can finally hear the bass and the demented vocals on Momma’s climax stick out way more.
5Linkin Park
Living Things


Regular Black Vinyl

I went into purchasing more vinyls with a certain criteria: collectability and accessibility on Soulseek. I kinda didn’t want to buy this but I’ve always wanted to hear what the album would sound like without it being ruined by the Rick Rubin effect. Not only does the vinyl still retain a lot of that heavy bass from the CD but a lot of atmospheric things stick out more and I can finally discern the electric guitar on songs like Burn it Down more.
6Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space


Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen

180 gram 2x LP - 2010 Reissue

Oh man I almost had a heart attack when I spotted this while aimlessly skimming through the S artists in the vinyl section. I came to the record store that day with getting a specific album in mind but I immediately ditched it for Ladies and Gentlemen immediately, don’t remember what it was tho. There’s a fair amount of surface noise but it isn’t too bad.
7Thirty Seconds To Mars
A Beautiful Lie


2016 Black Vinyl

I quite liked the picture disc rips on Soulseek but I really wanted to hear the album without the extra surface noise. This pressing particularly sounds awesome and there’s no long gap between A Modern Myth and Praying for a Riot which was much appreciated by me.
8Christian Death
Only Theatre of Pain


Limited Edition Pink (with swirls?) Vinyl

The edition I copped puzzles me a fair bit since I could not find a pink vinyl of this album on Google images and Discogs, let alone a similar pressing from the 4AD record company which matches this packaging to some extent from the incorrect addition of a non-existing sixth track on Side A called Before Prayer, the brown album cover, etc. The coloring job itself looks somewhat iffy with the stray white and black amid the pink and reddish swirls but nonetheless, the packaging looks great and it sounds just as great.
9Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea


180 gram Vinyl

I liked the packaging just a little more on the CD where the fold-out lyric sheet is separate from the card representing the album cover being made like a post card. Although some songs don’t sound as good as the CD (like Holland, 1945 which lacks some of the punch which made it stand out so much to me in the first place) but goddam the bass on Communist Daughter.
10Prince
Purple Rain


Limited Edition Picture Disc

According to Discogs, this was pressed just this year, 2017. This was an impulsive grab but I don’t regret it at all. The surface noise is hardly there, little to no popping and sounds just about as good as the best pressed vinyls in my collection. The bass on this is quite nice too.
11Ministry
Psalm 69


180 gram Vinyl

The cashier who rang me up at Barnes N Noble told me “Nice choice.” So I said to him, “You like Ministry, huh?” To which he responded, “LOVE industrial rock, and these guys were the godfathers of that genre. Jesus Built My Hotrod is a classic.”
12The Stooges
Fun House


Limited Edition 2017 Colored Vinyl/Orange - Rhino Records Pressing

$17 was a steal for this baby. I hope it was anyway.
13Iggy Pop
The Idiot


2017 Remaster - Regular Black Vinyl

Sounds pretty great, although I wish I hadn’t overlooked seeing a 180 gram pressing of this.
14Beach House
Depression Cherry


Regular Black Vinyl

Just… wow. Absolutely stunning album that grew very hard as I began to spin this regularly since I copped it. Pretty underrated, actually. And that packaging feels just as fuzzy as it looks.
15Bauhaus
In the Flat Field


Regular Black Vinyl

I hadn’t paid this particular attention until recently. Unfortunately this ended up being one of the worst pressings in my collection; the surface noise isn’t distracting but man the popping. I’m cool with popping, sometimes it’s charming when they aren’t loud and flagrant and infrequent; but on here they can be small and every so often but also often loud and flagrant and often. It’s a damn great album, though, and I’m unwilling to part with it because of that.
16Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞ [Vinyl]


Regular Black Vinyl

This didn’t actually completely click with me until I dropped the needle on Side A. It’s really quite something to just sit and take in all of the sounds emanating from the 4 speaker set up my dad made for me.
17The Cars
Moving in Stereo: The Best of The Cars


180 gram 2x LP

To quote my soundoff and RYM review:

The packaging and overall sound for the 180 gram double LP vinyl is fantastic, Ric was not fucking around when he personally remastered these songs. It's a refreshing change from the old, worn out CD of the band's previous greatest hits which I've inherited from my dad. This is highly recommended to anyone who loves this band's singles as much as I do, however, what prevents this from being the perfect bundle is the glaring omission of Let the Good Times Roll which is probably the band's second best song (first being I'm Not the One).

This is also the best pressed vinyl in my collection with unnoticeable surface noise and no popping at all.
18MGMT
Congratulations


2014 Record Store Day Remaster - 180 gram 2x LP

The second best sounding pressing in my collection with borderline unnoticeable surface noise and only one instance of flagrant popping. Otherwise I’m extremely impressed; found it for $30 at the record shop and had no idea about how special this pressing is until I looked it up on Discogs. The CD is in my opinion the greatest sounding brickwalled album that I’ve heard but it’s refreshing hearing these songs sound a little bit calmer.
19Marilyn Manson
The Pale Emperor


Limited Edition White Vinyl - 180 gram 2x LP

Includes the 3 bonus acoustic tracks. The packaging kicks ass and the sound is simply stunning. Slight surface noise and minor popping makes this probably the third best sounding vinyl in my collection.
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