Monday, October 18, 2010

Vinyl = awesome

A lot of things have happened over the past few months that I think are worth blogging about, so my first few posts will be about those things

I would consider myself to be a music junkie...literally. I honestly get twitchy when I haven't found any new hotness in a few weeks. It seems like everyone recently has been urging to try vinyl...friends, Pitchfork (hey 50% hispter, remember?), I hear about it EVERYWHERE!!! So, I decided to start exploring vinyl to listen to some of my favourite music.

I spent some time looking around Bloomington for good players. I really didn't know where to store, Tracks, only had used models and everyone of them looked this they needed some replacement part. Urban Outfitters had some nice models, but of course, there were a bunch on display, but none actually in stock. I finally found a pretty nice model at Target that I ended up buying.

Next was finding some good albums to start off my collection. There are A LOT of good places to buy vinyl in Bloomington, TDs, Tracks, Landlocked. I started at Landlocked. I got Neutral Milk Hotel's On Avery Island and In an Aeroplane over the Sea, Fleet Foxes' album and Band of Horses' Cease to Begin (which I technically got at Tracks). All of these albums sound great on vinyl, but my favourite by far has been Beirut's The Flying Cup Club.

The album, in general, is amazing, I've been beyond obsessed with it for the past few weeks now. On vinyl, however, it's just beyond. Best song, BTW, "Cliquot."I absolutely love the French title!!

Anyways, so that's what I'm listening to now, right now, in this moment, as I speak, it's beautiful.

And just so you all know, I am a name dropper, it's gonna happen...a lot. I do suggest you check out those artists that I ever may mention, they're pretty much awesome.

Now, it's just a matter of growing my vinyl library (and hoping it doesn't become too expensive of a hobby) and finding good storage for my discs (some good options here: )

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