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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2017, 07:53:20 PM »
I just check the records before buying them. If you go to record conventions and such where the people selling take good care of their records then you should be fine.

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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2017, 11:22:02 PM »
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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2017, 01:24:15 AM »
Don't worry guys, cracks & pops are most likely dust. A good cleaning will do miracles. I've been collecting for some years now after I got a Garrard 301 from my grandfather. After googling around I found that the motor unit alone was worth over 2000 euros so I decided to keep it and put together a new configuration. Love it.

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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2017, 06:51:21 AM »
My mom was showing me her vinyl collection last night.  She has an original copy of Carol King's 'Tapestry'.  She had a few Rolling Stones greatest hits collections (Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (1966) and Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (1969)), some Elvis Presley albums, Beach Boys, etc.  She said I could have them.  However, only God knows when that day is gonna come.  She seemed so proud of them, she didn't look like she'll be handing them over anytime soon.

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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2017, 09:45:13 AM »
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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2017, 11:20:35 AM »
I was thinking about buying the new Sepultura album on vinyl, but I'm probably not going to based on how they made it. 

They stretched out 45 minutes of music over 4 sides, three sides being actual music and the fourth side being an 'etching', which I think is really dumb. If you can fit all the music neatly onto one disc, just put it on one disc. Otherwise I feel like it's a waste of vinyl and packaging, and I'm kind of annoyed by how many albums I own that are double LPs with only 12 minutes a side.

Does this bother anyone else?
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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2017, 11:36:57 AM »
A few of my new records are 3 songs per side - Octavarium being one.

It doesn't bother me but yeah i'd rather have half and half or split evenly over two discs.

I'm listening to The Hunter by Mastodon and that's 6 songs per side :tup

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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2017, 12:12:47 PM »
I was thinking about buying the new Sepultura album on vinyl, but I'm probably not going to based on how they made it. 

They stretched out 45 minutes of music over 4 sides, three sides being actual music and the fourth side being an 'etching', which I think is really dumb. If you can fit all the music neatly onto one disc, just put it on one disc. Otherwise I feel like it's a waste of vinyl and packaging, and I'm kind of annoyed by how many albums I own that are double LPs with only 12 minutes a side.

Does this bother anyone else?

It does bother me when the artist/label don't maximize playing time per side.

However, there can be benefits. If the sides are shorter because it's being cut at 45 instead of 33 RPM, you get a sound quality upgrade, but a shorter runtime. If the album is short anyway, may as well.

The worst is when it has to be a double but just barely, so you end up with like 13 minutes on each side. It allows sound quality to stay up but you're flipping almost twice as often.

Then again, an overstuffed single LP is probably the worst of all (assuming it's pressed in stereo). Mastodon are bad for this. So is Atom Heart Mother, for those counting the 2016 reissue definitely should have done ATM side 1, Fat Old Sun/Alan's side 2, then a 7" for the remaining two songs. You simply can't make a 28-minute side sound good and be at the right volume.

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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2017, 12:16:53 PM »
I have 3 Mastodon LPs and they all sound great to me ?
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« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2017, 04:51:05 PM »
I just check the records before buying them. If you go to record conventions and such where the people selling take good care of their records then you should be fine.

It's been ages since I been to one of these. I don't think they have them anymore. I should check.

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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2017, 04:31:24 AM »




Today's delivery. :)
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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2017, 04:40:26 AM »




Today's delivery. :)

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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2017, 04:51:20 AM »
I don't like it as much as American Idiot but it's still good. They don't do "terrible" albums.


Try Revolution Radio. It's the best album they've done since American idiot.
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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2017, 05:09:47 AM »
I don't like it as much as American Idiot but it's still good. They don't do "terrible" albums.


Try Revolution Radio. It's the best album they've done since American idiot.

I did listen to a few of the songs but they didn't exactly want to make me listen to the album. I should probably give them a try and not write them off completely. There's just so much good new music out there that if I don't feel the urge to listen to an album after hearing a few songs then I won't waste my time on it.

I know singles don't always represent the best that an album has to offer though. Recommend me what you think is the best song and I'll give it a listen. If it sucks though it'll be your fault that I never give the album a chance  :lol   

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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2017, 05:12:04 AM »
Meh everything is my fault.... ::)


Listen to " Too Dumb to Die " and " Forever Now "... :)
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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2017, 05:27:08 AM »
Meh everything is my fault.... ::)


Listen to " Too Dumb to Die " and " Forever Now "... :)

Too Dumb to Die wasn't that great but I liked Forever Now a bit more  :biggrin:

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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #51 on: January 18, 2017, 05:31:06 AM »
Those are my two faves on the album. :)
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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #52 on: January 18, 2017, 03:52:22 PM »
Gotta say - 21st Century Breakdown sounds better on Vinyl.
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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl !
« Reply #53 on: January 19, 2017, 09:55:44 AM »
Gotta say - 21st Century Breakdown sounds better on Vinyl.

It's a nice thick 180 gram vinyl too. Feels substantial and sounds crystal clear.
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Re: It's A Thread About Vinyl and Green Day...Kinda..
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2017, 05:33:49 PM »
Woo Hoo I just bought Green Day - dookie on Vinyl ! :D
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