My music library contains mostly vinyl records.

Music Interests
Most genres, but especially:
rock & roll, classic rock, progressive rock, alternative, grunge, punk, metal, blues, jazz, bluegrass, folk, ambient, electronica, soul, funk, reggae, bossa nova, singer-songwriter, exotica, instrumental pop, space age pop, lounge, vocal, classical and world

Artists
Many favorites of course, but here are some of the standouts.



Playback
My preference is to spin an LP, mostly for the hands-on experience of playing a record and the amusement of its associated cover art / inserts while listening.
I also enjoy listening to music in 5.1 surround on SACD, DVD-Audio and Blu-ray.
SQ is important to me, but I have no interest in debating one format versus another. They all have their pros and cons.
Playlist compilations are fun on occasion, but I mostly listen to albums in their entirety.

Collection
~90%+ Vinyl LP/EP/45, ~9%+ CD/SACD /Other, ~1% Concert / Music Video DVD (or thereabouts)
I have the collector gene, and as a result my home is burgeoning with vinyl and other artifacts. Kudos to my wife and kids for tolerating the madness.



Equipment
My mid-level system sounds absolutely wonderful to these aging ears.
I currently play my records on a VPI Scout turntable with Ortofon 2M Black phono cartridge through a Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum Integrated Tube Amp (with KT-120 Tubes).
Some equipment upgrades are in my future as the wallet allows, but within reason. This is not reasonable.

Cover "Art"
A portion of my vinyl collection has been acquired simply for its unintentionally humorous / weird / tacky or (less often) beautiful cover art.
Private pressings, especially Xian releases, have a propensity for being a little odd and are especially interesting to me on so many levels.
Many of these records remain unplayed, thanks to the aural unpleasantness experienced with the few I've regrettably sampled!

Discovering (and acquiring) record jacket kitsch has admittedly evolved into a strange obsession of sorts, but nothing like these guys.

Epilogue
Self-diagnosed OCD type here. Isn't everyone on Discogs who catalogs their music collection at least a little bit compulsive?
When not at home relaxing to music, I'm frequently outdoors photographing, surveying or otherwise experiencing the natural world.
Truthfully...I'm probably in a record store.
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"Music ... furnishes a delightful recreation for the hours of respite from the cares of the day, and lasts us through life."
— Thomas Jefferson

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
— Plato

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”
— James Dean

"They give me all kinds of advice, designed to enlighten me."
— John Lennon

"When a man moves from nature, his heart becomes hard."
— Lakota Proverb

"A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness."
— Albert Einstein

Recent Activity
posted a comment on Ravi Shankar - Portrait Of Genius. about 1 year ago
My copy is also flat and wow, what fantastic sound! I hesitated buying this LP on RSD, but glad I finally came to my senses and acquired one. Hopefully the third time was a charm if you decided to try again.