Let's talk Vinyl!

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I'm glad I've found this thread. I bought my first record player a few months back and I have basically been bankrupting myself buying records.

I've been trying to upload and attach photos but it doesn't seem to be working for me. Are you guys uploading direct or uploading elsewhere then linking?
 

WaltzingMatilda

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Why would anyone buy new vinyl now?

so fucking expensive, I bought vinyl in the 80s & it was reasonably priced, I still have it all & it’s mostly appreciated in value, but I can’t bring myself to pay $50 for a record
ive got over 1000 CDs & the stuff I like generally goes for between $5 & $15 with some new stuff I occasionally get for $20 & it sounds better anyway & is more durable & less fragile
sure I like the artwork etc & the extras, they do a pretty good job with CDs these days too, just a miniature version
the positives of new CDs too is a lot of rereleases are coming out with added DVDs & alternative versions, demos & extra live tracks, they know sales are down & providing all those extras is a good selling point
 

Slick Ric

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I'm glad I've found this thread. I bought my first record player a few months back and I have basically been bankrupting myself buying records.

I've been trying to upload and attach photos but it doesn't seem to be working for me. Are you guys uploading direct or uploading elsewhere then linking?
I haven’t been able to direct upload any pics taken with my phone and I think it’s because the file sizes are too big. I can upload screenshots from my phone just fine but not camera pics. For those I have to upload them elsewhere and then link them here.
 
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Pedderrs

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Why would anyone buy new vinyl now?

so fucking expensive, I bought vinyl in the 80s & it was reasonably priced, I still have it all & it’s mostly appreciated in value, but I can’t bring myself to pay $50 for a record
ive got over 1000 CDs & the stuff I like generally goes for between $5 & $15 with some new stuff I occasionally get for $20 & it sounds better anyway & is more durable & less fragile
sure I like the artwork etc & the extras, they do a pretty good job with CDs these days too, just a miniature version
the positives of new CDs too is a lot of rereleases are coming out with added DVDs & alternative versions, demos & extra live tracks, they know sales are down & providing all those extras is a good selling point
I hate CDs. the Jewel cases are tacky and easily broken.

Why do I buy vinyl? I like the larger scale artwork. I enjoy the ritual of playing a record. 90% of the time I am streaming with Spotify, and I couldn't go without it, but if I am wanting to sit down or do something in the apartment, it's really nice to play a record from start to finish. I dunno, that's just me.
 
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I hate CDs. the Jewel cases are tacky and easily broken.

Why do I buy vinyl? I like the larger scale artwork. I enjoy the ritual of playing a record. 90% of the time I am streaming with Spotify, and I couldn't go without it, but if I am wanting to sit down or do something in the apartment, it's really nice to play a record from start to finish. I dunno, that's just me.
Agreed with pretty much all of this, though I do have a good sized CD collection from my late teens.

Anyway, looks as though the size of the photos was the issue. Got a couple of awkward collection photos and a "What I'm Listening To" photo.777877797780

Steely fucking Dan, somehow despite being a music nerd for years, Steely Dan have evaded me. Done enough listening in the last couple of months to catch up though
 

Pedderrs

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Agreed with pretty much all of this, though I do have a good sized CD collection from my late teens.

Anyway, looks as though the size of the photos was the issue. Got a couple of awkward collection photos and a "What I'm Listening To" photo.View attachment 7778View attachment 7779View attachment 7780

Steely fucking Dan, somehow despite being a music nerd for years, Steely Dan have evaded me. Done enough listening in the last couple of months to catch up though
I see Angel Olson's new record is your latest purchase...any good?
 
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I see Angel Olson's new record is your latest purchase...any good?
I've given it a couple of listens and I've enjoyed it. Rather dreamy and lush, vocals remind me of My Bloody Valentine in parts. Beautiful arrangements, well worth a listen. It also seems to be widely available on crystal clear vinyl if that's your thing. It's certainly what I went for.
 
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Pedderrs

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I've given it a couple of listens and I've enjoyed it. Rather dreamy and lush, vocals remind me of My Bloody Valentine in parts. Beautiful arrangements, well worth a listen. It also seems to be widely available on crystal clear vinyl if that's your thing. It's certainly what I went for.
Houdini, Dissociation, What's Going On, All Mirrors etc. Now that's diverse. :lol:
 
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Todd Rundgren is someone I've been vaguely familiar with. After buying my record player, a mate of mine who works in the local beer shop, a proper music guru, sold me some records.

This was one, Hermit Of Mink Hollow. A lot of Rundgren's stuff is rather out there and eccentric, this is pure pop and it's absolutely fantastic.

There's a range of moods from upbeat optimism like "All The Children Sing", sombre ballads such as "Can't We Still Be Freinds", absolute whimsy in Onomatopoeia and uplifting power in "Determination".

Along with Steely Dan's Aja and The Royal Scam, this is probably the album I've been listening to the most. Side 2 is slightly weaker, but side 1 is just tune after tune. Listening to it just makes me feel good.

Todd Rundgren played every instrument, sang every note and produced the entire thing. Anyone who's in to art pop/rock should listen.

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Pedderrs

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Todd Rundgren is someone I've been vaguely familiar with. After buying my record player, a mate of mine who works in the local beer shop, a proper music guru, sold me some records.

This was one, Hermit Of Mink Hollow. A lot of Rundgren's stuff is rather out there and eccentric, this is pure pop and it's absolutely fantastic.

There's a range of moods from upbeat optimism like "All The Children Sing", sombre ballads such as "Can't We Still Be Freinds", absolute whimsy in Onomatopoeia and uplifting power in "Determination".

Along with Steely Dan's Aja and The Royal Scam, this is probably the album I've been listening to the most. Side 2 is slightly weaker, but side 1 is just tune after tune. Listening to it just makes me feel good.

Todd Rundgren played every instrument, sang every note and produced the entire thing. Anyone who's in to art pop/rock should listen.

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I've never heard of this guy but I have added this album to my Spotify. I will listen to this over the weekend. I had to do a lot of scrolling to get to this one, it appears Todd hasn't stopped making music.