In general I favor albums thick at the spine, clearly numerated from the shelf-side, 180g or 200g for durability, Original Pressings and hot new reissues, Mobile-Fidelity issues, DCC Gold CDs, and audiophile stuff, colored records if they match the album art and come affordably break up the monotony, especially oddball colorings or reds, not ever to favor picture discs, as they all suffer an ugly noise ceiling from the paint, VG+/Ex/NM/M condition only--no skips--boxed discographies entice, but there are very few bands of whom I need multiple records at this stage in my collection of around 2,500 vinyl, 4K CDs, 3,300 DVD/Blu-rays, and c.500 books.

Don't sell me records that skip--I'm building a library of solid listening copies, dammit.

I have a robust digital music library, too, but be warned--half my 20,000+ albums are metal. I love all music that evinces universal truth, technical prowess, or a unique voice, but man, I sure am a sucker for a lean, mean, dumb pop song! I collect across genre lines--folk to rap to prog to MBP to afrobeat--and occasionally pare down my collection by selling it off here, or at Amoeba in LA, which is open again, (cheers).

If I sell you a record, I will pack it fat and protective-like. Sometimes it takes 2-4 days to get to the post office, but I always mail within that time frame, at worst. I use USPS media mail and get hit around $4.90, nee $5.00, per package, which gets added on to all orders. All of my packing boxes are repurposed from my purchases in order to recycle where possible. If you buy from me, it means you have good taste, and I will treat you accordingly. Buyers will have a positive transaction with me.

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Ys
posted a comment on Il Balletto Di Bronzo - Ys. 9 months ago
Though perhaps not as punchy as an OP, I'm still having an excellent experience with the channel separation on this LP. Here's another reason to buy this copy, a list of the current prices for an OP:
Lowest: $58.82
Median: $425.00
Highest: $941.18.

I... See full review
Dy'th Requiem For The Serpent Telepath
posted a review of Esoctrilihum - Dy'th Requiem For The Serpent Telepath. 10 months ago
Amazing double LP set that captures the new album's spaced-out fury and rampant bars of angry expression. The deep purple and yellow cover stands out as much as "Shaog". Superior album/issue.
Once Sent From The Golden Hall
posted a review of Amon Amarth - Once Sent From The Golden Hall. 10 months ago
Great album, pressing, but if red + blue makes purple, then IDK what color this album is? Vikings loved to crush enemies, drain mead, and sit around campires wondering which color Amon Amarth will invent next.
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added Various - The Story Of Metal Blade to their collection. 11 months ago
At Folsom Prison
posted a comment on Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison. about 1 year ago
Those songs were from the 2nd show and were excluded to preserve the integrity of the 1st Folsom show presented here.
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added Kreator - Under The Guillotine to their collection. about 1 year ago
Under The Guillotine
posted a review of Kreator - Under The Guillotine. about 1 year ago
I'm amazed at the quality of this seminal thrash metal on variously colored vinyl with a figure (forget it's a USB @ 160 bits) hardcover picture-heavy (though info light) retrospective of these albums, a DVD and an OG-repro Tormentor demo cassette in... See full review
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added Kreator - Under The Guillotine to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Behemoth (3) - Thelema.6 to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Germs - (MIA) The Complete Anthology to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Alice Cooper (2) - From The Inside to their collection. about 1 year ago
The Graveless Remains
posted a review of Disma - The Graveless Remains. about 1 year ago
2 of Disma's most crushing songs housed on a 45rpm, almost-no-dead-wax, blue-eyed splatter vinyl--this release sounds as epic as it looks.
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added Macintosh Plus - Floral Shoppe to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Sam & Dave - The Best Of Sam & Dave to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Eddie Money - Greatest Hits Sound Of Money to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Rollins Band - Weight to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Disma - Towards The Megalith to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Sinister - Diabolical Summoning to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added The Ruins Of Beverast - The Thule Grimoires to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Vasaeleth - Crypt Born & Tethered To Ruin ? to their collection. about 1 year ago
Post Human: Survival Horror
posted a comment on Bring Me The Horizon - Post Human: Survival Horror. about 1 year ago
Does anyone actually have the recycled vinyl? I received an email stating there was a mfg problem and a black vinyl.
For The First Time
posted a comment on Black Country, New Road - For The First Time. about 1 year ago
Though sympathetic to another's state, I can still offer my opinion on one's music, specifically the soft production here, without censure. I will, too, without knowing every detail of an artist's personal life, which is absurd.
For The First Time
posted a review of Black Country, New Road - For The First Time. about 1 year ago
In re-recording their gestating repertoire of amazing indie singles, they have neutered these songs of their vitriol and produced a smoother sounding album. Be warned.
Children Of God
posted a review of Swans - Children Of God. about 1 year ago
No misprint on my gatefold, just an amazing sounding record of this, one of the acmes of Swans' long career.
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added Khemmis - Hunted to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Vomitory - Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Carcass - Symphonies Of Sickness to their collection. about 1 year ago
Drawing Down The Moon
posted a review of Beherit - Drawing Down The Moon. about 1 year ago
I love DDTM, it's a singular sonic achievement in filth, but this picture disc of this already legendarily crusty album might be the worst sounding thing I've heard ever. Great for the wall though, where it still brandishes its barbarism without all... See full review
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added Carcass - Reek Of Putrefaction to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Vomitory - Primal Massacre to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Vomitory - Revelation Nausea to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells to their collection. about 1 year ago
Ravening Iron
posted a comment on Eternal Champion - Ravening Iron. about 1 year ago
Can we get a U.S. release of this on vinyl, please? Colored. Black. Anything. Shipping is killing my import-love.
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added T. Rex - Electric Warrior to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Wes Montgomery - Full House to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Donny Hathaway - Everything Is Everything to their collection. about 1 year ago
Becoming (Music From The Netflix Original Documentary)
posted a review of Kamasi Washington - Becoming (Music From The Netflix Original Documentary). about 1 year ago
Compared to Washington's mammoth 3-and-4-LP sets, this soundtrack comes off tame like smooth jazz. Structurally, there's more harmony to establish melodies and motifs, as well, and little in the way of soloing, little to like for fans of freer jazz.
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added XTC - Drums And Wires to their collection. about 1 year ago
Hamburger Concerto
posted a comment on Focus (2) - Hamburger Concerto. about 1 year ago
This is a classic slice of prog to own on dark silver vinyl and it sounds well separated but not loud.
24-7 Rock Star Shit
posted a review of The Cribs - 24-7 Rock Star Shit. about 1 year ago
Pink splatter LP looks striking and contains the best (and most riff-filled) Cribs LP.
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added Masters Of Reality - Sunrise On The Sufferbus to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist - Alfredo to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Marduk - Panzer Division Marduk to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added Perfume Genius - No Shape to their collection. about 1 year ago
Scumdogs Of The Universe
posted a review of GWAR - Scumdogs Of The Universe . about 1 year ago
Best possible GWAR "Scumdogs" double vinyl on 180g white slabs, thick gatefold goodness with a dark but gorgeously vintage concert pic inner gatefold. I met Oderous once when he was rollerblading at a comic convention; he pretty much forced me to buy... See full review
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added Pylon (4) - Box to their collection. about 1 year ago
added Carcass - Despicable to their collection. about 1 year ago
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added The Church - Gold Afternoon Fix to their collection. about 1 year ago
In My Tribe
posted a comment on 10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe. about 1 year ago
This is the only way to get any low-end on this album.