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Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:23 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
I though it was high time we had a vinyl thread (I couldn't see one).
Who collects and what do you collect? Do you have a big collection? Have you just started or have you been collecting for years? Do you have anything stupidly rare or expensive or do you just like browsing charity shops?

I started back in January and so far have amassed around 70 albums, with 9 of them being devoted to Suede :P
I'm mainly into 90s music, but am finding the high prices a bit eye-watering. Still, I've rather spend £60 on a James Iha record compared to a game nowadays, so it's all about managing my expectations of classics against re-releases.

Will be great if we can use this thread to show off our collections and any new purchases.

I like collecting things...

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:36 am
by Carrot007
I don't get the vinal love.

Cd's give much better playback (beyong the theoretical 1st playing on perfect hardware and even that is iffy given the riaa curve).

And no the crazys though believe more than cd quality is needed are also wrong!

I get the nice big album art thing. Just don't have the space and quite frankly they could put a cd in a bigger case if that was the pull! (remember the 90s computer game boxes!)

So Sorry you are all crazy.

Have a few myself but it's just things from when I was a kid.

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:37 am
by Antiriad2097
I wouldn't say I'm a collector, but I've kept hold of a few.

Still have all my Jarre albums up to the Rendezvous live one, after that I went to CD.

20 Years of Jethro Tull box set I still have some nostalgia for.

In recent years the only vinyl I've bought was the 3 Rave Wars singles, quite pleased I managed to get all 3.

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:56 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
Carrot007 wrote:I don't get the vinal love.

Cd's give much better playback (beyong the theoretical 1st playing on perfect hardware and even that is iffy given the riaa curve).
Vinyl is a weird thing. I couldn't say one sounds better than the other, but I certainly know that I prefer the sound of a vinyl over the compressed sound of a CD. For me, listening to a vinyl takes effort. You have to wrestle it out of that huge casing, place it carefully on the player and then carefully turn it over. It demands that you listen to it in a way that the more disposable CD doesn't.

I also love the way art looks on a vinyl.

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:07 am
by gman72
Ive got a big stack of assorted 90s 12 inch records for sale.
... and congrats for continuing my Let's Talk series :wink:

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:15 am
by The Hardest of All Freds
Vinyl all the way... for I am a disgusting hipster.

But in all seriousness, there is so much more tactile joy in a 12" record. The artwork, the smell, the anticipation from when the needle first hits the groove. And the sheer sonic majesty of a 180g vinyl copy of Led Zep 4 on a Rega going through a Denon.

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:22 am
by gman72
The Hardest of All Freds wrote:Vinyl all the way... for I am a disgusting hipster.

But in all seriousness, there is so much more tactile joy in a 12" record. The artwork, the smell, the anticipation from when the needle first hits the groove. And the sheer sonic majesty of a 180g vinyl copy of Led Zep 4 on a Rega going through a Denon.
I'm not sure what much of that post mean, Freddy, but it sounds amazing. :D

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:25 am
by The Hardest of All Freds
gman72 wrote:
The Hardest of All Freds wrote:Vinyl all the way... for I am a disgusting hipster.

But in all seriousness, there is so much more tactile joy in a 12" record. The artwork, the smell, the anticipation from when the needle first hits the groove. And the sheer sonic majesty of a 180g vinyl copy of Led Zep 4 on a Rega going through a Denon.
I'm not sure what much of that post mean, Freddy, but it sounds amazing. :D
SPinny fing go roundy roundy make luvverly nooooize

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:59 am
by Analog
mainly drum n bass and some other electronic releases back from the days when I had a pair of turntables. I haven't added to the collection for a long time, its just too expensive and I am running out of room for stuff. I also sold my decks as I needed the money, i'd like to pick up more favourite lps on vinyl though, I do enjoy having my favourite music on physical media, especially on vinyl as it seems much more of an interactive experience, the size of the sleeves, the rich sound... I have a few crates of the stuff.

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some of my favourites;

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Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:14 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
Some really cool stuff there. Not my sort of music, but a lot of nice looking albums all the same.
The only prodigy I have is Fat Of The Land.

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:09 am
by sscott
Don't worry guys, this is just Darran's latest thing, he'll be collecting Barbie and Ken dolls next month! ;)

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:44 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
Teehee :D

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:58 pm
by aztecca
sscott wrote:Don't worry guys, this is just Darran's latest thing, he'll be collecting Barbie and Ken dolls next month! ;)

Or bird watching.

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:31 pm
by Timothy Redux
I am very very close to giving in and starting to collect Vinyl. Genuinely think it sounds good and there is so much stuff floating around local charity shops I'd love to hear. My old stereo has given up the ghost, so now would be a good time.

Re: Lets talk about vinyl

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:42 pm
by stvd
I have around 1600 now, I think.
Don't regard myself as a collector", I just buy stuff I like and it keeps growing.
I do occasionally check charity shops but 99% of their stuff I wouldn't put anywhere near my stylus!

I still have my first ever LP, which is this....
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And the last two that I bought............

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