What's your favorite vinyl purchase this year?
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Here are a few of my favorite purchases recently. There are both new releases and used purchases:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. -- It's a Corporate World (2011)
The Apples in Stereo -- Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
I also recently purchased Wall of Voodoo's Index Masters album, which I haven't added to my digital record bin yet. But it'll be there shortly! It's a great album that brings together some of their better songs, in essence it's pretty much a greatest hits album even though they didn't really have any #1 hits. But it has some great New Wave songs!
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The recent popularity of vinyl long play records comes from several sources. One might be the recent "vintage" status of vinyl LP records, as we are now are at least two generations removed from their heyday. Historically, the LP records were at the height of their popularity in the 1980s, then replaced to a large degree by the cassette tape, and, even more so later on by the CD and the mp3 or other compressed digital music formats and related mp3 players. The other source of the popularity of the vinyl records is the popularity of the rap music and its successor hip hop. The DJs who play this kind of music are famous for their sound manipulations such as "scratches", and transitions from one song to the other, which can only be properly implemented manually, using two turntables with vinyl LP records playing on both of them simultaneously. sell old records
I haven't posted it on the site as of yet, but probably my favorite record I've purchased this year is the Melvins - Bride Who Screamed Murder. It's a great album plus the record is neat in that they only released 1,000 of them and for each 100 of those pressed they had a different artist do the art work. Here is the record label site showing each of the covers: http://www.amphetaminereptile.com/melvins/index.html