>no vinyl thread
Post your recent purchases. Good taste edition.
Pic related just came in today
Wtf do you guys actually like this?
I thought it was a meme. I'm being memed right now aren't I.
You spent 24.99 + shipping in all likelihood to confuse me and make me question whether people actually like this album.
Go fuck yourself.
Jason Aldean is one of the most commercially successful acts in popular music in the past 10 years.
It's been a decade since he released an album that didn't chart in the top 5.
He's enjoyed 3 straight LPs that leaked at number 1.
Emotion is key..
I have to refute a lot of comments here on the definition of what is good music..
Good music does not define the topic at hand, nor the genre, nor the style, nor whether there is words/lyrics..
It's is defined by how well the emotion/goal/objective is achieved in regards to the topic, genre, style it is intended for..
So yes, if the song is about sex and drugs, then pull that off well in bringing the audience into that picture, then it's good music..
Not every song must be about love topic..
And yes, if metal music is about anger and power, then pull that off well to bring the audience in that picture..
And regards to lyrics, there are also a lot of great instrumentals around.. if lyrics are to be included.. then make sure the lyrics carry out it's meaning well..
Each genre/style is pulling off an emotion.. it's about pulling that emotion off..
The problem with today's music is they forgot emotion, they just play fashion..
Aldean masterfully plays with your emotions in his hits "If My Truck Could Talk" and "Big Green Tractor."
If you listen to the great Beatles records, the earliest ones where the lyrics are incredibly simple. Why are they still beautiful? Well, they're beautifully sung, beautifully played, and the mathematics in them is elegant. They retain their elegance.
Jason Aldean masterfully retains these qualities with a modern day twist. Truly one of the few artists who innovates in his genre yet maintains what is truly most important in music: Emotion.
>thinking Jason Aldean isn't one of the best artists of the century
I don't even like country but Jason Aldean is another kind of country entirely. It isn't the genre that makes him good. He's just a fantastic artist.
Fuck off you contrarian prick.
In "Old Boots, New Dirt" Jason masterfully satirizes your average conservative, southern American. The chords blend wonderfully with Aldean's smooth, honky-tonk twang in songs like "Burnin' it Down." My personal favorite is "If My Truck Could Talk." In Jason's modern-day magnum opus, he describes his pick up truck. A truck that holds many emotional values and sentiments for Jason. This old truck has stories to tell – it’s seen some things. It’s been in a few compromising situations (“fence post, door dent”) and it’s also witnessed its driver doing some things he’d rather not remember. This avant garde pièce de résistance of modern country will be considered one of the greats for many years to come.
>Thinking it's satire and not a genuine blue collar critique of satire of conservative life style
Hipster trash like you are the reason people think this album is a meme. Just go back to reddit or fucking kill yourself
>buying obsolete formats
>b-but i love the warm analog sound!
>i love the big album art!
>love that crackle
There are so many better ways to listen to music and vinyl collectors know it. That's why they always have to give excuses to why they collect useless old plastic
Of course there are. I like going to shops and talking with people and listening to music I'd otherwise not be exposed to. I could sit in my basement and listen to perfect flacs all day long but that's not engaging enough for me
I'm gonna die someday anyway so fuck it
Almost everyone buy those though, also you can say 7" or 10" or whatever if you have them.
Funny thing is /mu/ used to cringe about those tumblr users writing "vinyl" in their posts, now the whole board says "vinyl", it tells you about the quality of the board
Yeah, you're clearly one of those 'It's so ironic I love my liberalism and le indie' types
You're memeing this masterpiece, and if there's 2 things leddit loves it's unfunnny memes and liberals
I was late int the game...
1. Black vinyl
2. Blue vinyl (limited to 500 copies),
3. Olive red inside cloud 'color-in-color' vinyl (limited to 200 copies and only sold in Jason Aldean/Death Grips bundle).
Ordered 2 black vinyls, one to play on a lazy Sunday afternoon and one as a keepsake
Posted in recent purchase threads since like 2008 or so. People would cringe at 'vinyls' and there would be threads about people on tumblr posting in #vinyl but nobody's ever been criticized for using vinyl properly
hey man. how does the A Promise vinyl sound? that's the Absolutely Kosher pressing, right? Been looking for that for ages because it's the only pressing with the gay prostitute artwork...
Have to? No.
Should you? Yes.
The purpose of aligning it ensures you don't get wobble near the center grooves. Ideally, the stylus should start and finish at the same angle, perfectly perpendicular to the record, but unless it's a linear tracking table, it's impossible, but angling it properly can get pretty close. It's a set it and forget it thing, unless you bump it or replace the cart.
it's cheaper and more fun
pro-tip: record collecting isn't about having a grocery list and going out and getting all those albums as soon as you can. it's about the deals and the thrills of finding something you've been looking for forever
Getting this booty busted over someone elses hobby
Fair enough, I actually do enjoy that.
Should I be troubling myself thinking about different pressings and shit like that when starting out or should I just go to the store, browse and just pick up whatever I like be it new/used?
Depends on what kind of collector you want to be. Do you just want any copy of an album? Does it need to be in tip-top shape or can you handle some audible crackles?
Personally, I try to be a higher-end collector which mostly means original presses in VG+ or higher. Costs me more dough sometimes, but it's got this additional coolness to know I'm holding something like an original copy of In Utero and not just some repress
personally i don't worry too much about pressings
i've been burned with maybe 1 record out of 300 that was a bad enough pressing that i notice the quality is bad (a Bob Dylan one)
it wouldn't be fun to me to be constantly having to crosscheck all the different pressings and make sure i have the right one
i just worry more about looking at the record before i buy and make sure there aren't any bad scratches/scuffs on it (another thing you can't do when you buy online)
and a lot of record stores have a turntable to give 'er a listen before you take it home
I just like having a legit physical copy. Original pressings interest me as a cool boon, but not something that I NEED to have. I feel like it would just stress me out trying to have only original pressings.
As long as it's not a bootleg/unofficial.
yea some good points here >>61981932
personally i buy records to listen to them first and foremost. i think if you're buying records to try to get rich, you're fucking up. the vinyl bubble will burst before too long.
as a general rule, i try to go for original pressings if i can. they generally are worth the most money and often times have better sound than represses. but if there is a scratched up original copy of In Utero and a flawless repress of In Utero, i'm going for the repress. (also have to factor in the price, how bad the scratches are.....it all just depends)
If you're smart, OG presses are cheaper than reissues
New reissue of The Queen is Dead is about 26
Immaculate OG pressing is 20
I got two Fugazi OGs for 10 a pop as well
Really the average /mu/ user's taste is not expensive. It only gets bad when you start diving into real rare psych from other countries or private press shit. And for situations like that, reissue labels like Light in the Attic are the daysavers
It's all based on either your knowledge of records or how quality your local stores are
My local store puts loads of time into making sure a record's pressing is as certain as possible. I may be biased because i work for said local store and do my absolute best to make sure we are accurate on pressings though.
If a store doesn't list the pressing, you can pop the catalog numbers verbatim into discogs. Things like the Beatles and Bob Dylan have so many pressings its fucking awful to try to navigate, but lesser things are easy enough usually. Discogs even lets you look up how much a pressing has sold for in various conditions lately. Some hacks may see the avg selling price and mark a record 15 when in reality that's what it is going for in mint condition, thus their VG+ copy should be a bit cheaper
If you get real good, you can look at a record's center label and date it though. Impulse! put out lots of 70s reissues with labels that the originals never had
Thanks man. I'm looking through Discogs and I can see how you can easily find original pressings now.
What dictates whether an albums original pressing is expensive or not? Does the country matter?
Country does influence it. An OG Japanese issue is usually worth more than a US for whatever reason, but in places where the artist was a Brit and it was released in Bongland first, UK presses tend to be a bit more valued
Also sometimes it works out that an album is released in one country year or two before another. So while a US issue of whatever album is a "first US pressing" it actually isn't really a first press because it came out in Britain a year earlier
Also for most all krautrock, OG German issues are worth WAY more
Main thing that drives price is demand, relevance, popularity, and acclaim. There's this zone out there of hyper expensive collector shit in all genres that may be totally unknown like some Finnish psych dronefolk band from the 70s called International Traveler (even reissues are over 100 USD), but stuff like an OG issue of Remain in Light is only 15-20 bucks
Also from 1990-2008 was the death of the record so less were pressed by major labelsmaking them much more rare. That's how a Nelly record from 2004 ends up being more than a Beatles or Smiths first press
>Also from 1990-2008 was the death of the record so less were pressed by major labels making them much more rare
is that why OG Loveless is so expensive?
Am I better off buying reissues of 90s albums then?
It cost me 90 dollars for an OG issue of In Utero on clear vinyl, so i'd say so
BUT that only really applies to major label releases. I don't know much about what the deal is with Loveless. But its acclaim and relevance and popularity does help keep cost high
But you can get 90s Fugazi, Shellac, etc for decent prices.
Things that started out with no one giving a fuck so real small release, those are worth buckets too (like my OG copy of Bee Thousand my gf got me for my birthday)
Outlaw era Willie Nelson
Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis had some country rockabilly shit
Earl Scuggs if you don't mind some bluegrass
Final question (I hope). How can I tell if it's an original pressing when I'm in a record store other than knowing beforehand/looking it up.
Could I just ask the guy at the counter?
I mean unless you're talking to a veteran who can tell you based off catalog number and label what pressing it is, they're going to do the same thing as you and pull up discogs to take a look
There are many hacks in this world of records who grade poorly and are too stupid to list pressing information. A quality store should keep its albums in 12.5'' or greater outer sleeves with a sticker on the outer sleeve listing all relevant info like WRITING ON LABEL, INCLUDES PTD INSERT, 1988 RUSSIAN PRESSING, etc
It is not easy being professional but it does take money to make money and is very much worth it
Nothing better than putting out some freshly VPI'd records for customers
Doin' my best
Are you bothered with what country the issue is from or do you usually just go with whatever cheapest? I can't imagine I would like any of the packaging to be in a foreign language.
I don't really give a fuck but usually Russians have Russian editions and so on, so i'm not going to pay the 16 bucks for shipping
Some stuff is exclusive to a country, like the soundtrack LP to anime film Night on the Galactic Railroad i have. Totally Japanese everything
Usually i just aim for UK or US though. Plenty of those in abundance compared to say a New Zealand pressing