A music lover who discovered the physical and audial beauty of vinyl circa. 2013

As a neat freak and perfectionist, I will usually accept nothing less than mint or near mint when purchasing, and will always list sales honestly and arguably too harshly - to ensure others receive their item as they expect or better - as I would want it.

Current set up:
• Rega Planar One Plus: RSD '19 Edition Record Player
• Onkyo A9010 Amplifier
• Mission 733 Floor Standing Speakers
Recent Activity
submitted Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water. 2 days ago
posted a comment on DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.... 2 days ago
Just uploaded some photos to prove you otherwise on the gatefold front.
submitted 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'. 8 days ago
posted a comment on The Clash - Combat Rock. 8 days ago
Wow, what an insightful and helpful comment. Although it's hindered somewhat by the fact that you seem to have an awful lot of reissues in your own collection? Particularly so for someone who seems so adamant in wanting to share their distaste of them.
posted a comment on Queen - The Works. 9 days ago
From HMV’s vinyl week website post: “The album was last made available on vinyl back in 2011, but our exclusive version of The Works will see the LP pressed onto clear vinyl for a limited run of 1500 copies, available exclusively at hmv stores.”

I ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.... 9 days ago
Picked my copy up from the HMV exclusive vinyl week this morning (1000 copies available exclusively at hmv in the UK).

Just played it all through, gorgeous pressing. Came out clean, played like an audiophile special. You’ll be very happy with this if ... See full review
posted a comment on Sleep - Live At Third Man Records. about 1 month ago
Care to share the screenshots of the emails you had from them? I’m very interested in how they worded the insinuation that you were a flipper.
posted a comment on Thomas Newman - American Beauty (Original Motion Picture Score). about 1 month ago
The vinyl itself comes in a generic paper sleeve, one that left -lots- of paper shavings across the record. So it needed a clean right off the bat.

Playing it though, it’s tremendous. Barely a pop or crack to be heard. It sounds gorgeous.
posted a comment on My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade Is Dead!. about 1 month ago
Y’all made me doubt myself for a moment! Went back and double-triple checked. Definitely no death certificate.

And no, they’re not actually signed, just printed! Still a shame I don’t have that little novelty. Not like it makes mine worth any more lol :(
submitted The Beatles - The Beatles Collection. 2 months ago
posted a comment on My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade Is Dead!. 2 months ago
Mine didn't come with a death certificate :(

Anyone got a spare they'd be willing to part with? :)

15/06/19 Edit: With the recent news of this album getting repressed for the masses, I decided to contact the record store I bought this from, and they ... See full review
posted a comment on The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. 2 months ago
"get the mono version." lol, can you believe people still peddle this rubbish?
posted a comment on KT Tunstall - Eye To The Telescope. 2 months ago
Hahaha, a repress finally came! God bless the vinyl revolution.
submitted Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording). 2 months ago
posted a comment on John Williams (4) - Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection. 7 months ago
Your issues with the pressing and My Play Digital are fair enough, but it's hardly ThinkGeek's fault for selling out.
posted a comment on Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross / John Carpenter - John Carpenter’s Halloween. 7 months ago
... were you the one who sold it to the user, missamazingadri?
posted a review of Muse - Simulation Theory. 7 months ago
There isn't a generation of Muse fan that won't love at least a couple of tracks on this amazing record. The album opener and closer are as epic as they come, this time with the quaint darkness of Ruled by Secrecy, but with the grand cinematic scale of ... See full review
submitted Nine Inch Nails - Not The Actual Events. 8 months ago
posted a comment on Jack White (2) - Live At Third Man Records - Nashville & Cass Corridor. 8 months ago
My package first arrived with all 3 records warped (badly bowled) but I spoke to the TMR support and they got all 3 replaced really quickly. They sent the new records as the originals should have been - with a double layer thick card sandwiching the ... See full review
submitted T. Rex - The Slider. 9 months ago
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Joe LoDuca* - The Evil Dead - A Nightmare Reimagined. 10 months ago
Because I was being melodramatic. 1/5 releases by Mondo are usually OK - but never SO bad that I won't order from them, especially with an exclusive release like this that you can't get, or even hear anywhere else. But for the price, they're 'always'.
posted a comment on Joe LoDuca* - The Evil Dead - A Nightmare Reimagined. 11 months ago
Wow, pops and cracks galore. Why do Mondo always distribute releases that sound like the needle's running across deadite skin? Side D was the best of the bunch though, which was good because Building the Deathcoaster is a gorgeous track.
posted a comment on Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch. 11 months ago
For those that are still waiting for theirs, perhaps my story will subside your worries; 22/06 mine was shipped, arrived 07/07 this morning! I'm based in the UK.
posted a comment on T.Shirt. 11 months ago
Absolutely, unequivocally awful. Had the displeasure of having to see a set of his supporting Jack White, and my god. A joke to the scene.
posted a comment on Portishead - Third. about 1 year ago
I'd not heard the album before, so it wasn't until I was two thirds into the first track that I released it wasn't meant to be 45rpm. Fuck sake. Labels are there for a reason, not just an aesthetic gimmick!
posted a comment on How To Destroy Angels - How To Destroy Angels. about 1 year ago
Would absolutely love to get this added to my collection, but never at these ridiculous prices. So if you're looking to sell to a fan or wanna talk swaps, get in touch! :)
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on T. Rex - Dandy In The Underworld. about 1 year ago
Picked this up for £9 in my local HMV. Needed a clean (only a brush + anti-stat gun) as the plant's inner sleeve left paper remnants all over the record. But it plays excellently! Not pops or cracks anywhere.
posted a comment on Jack White (2) - Boarding House Reach. about 1 year ago
"There are 30 men, all trapped inside..." on my copy of this promo. Is it the same for everyone else?
posted a comment on Jack White (2) - Boarding House Reach. about 1 year ago
I never received my original package, the replacement they sent me a good month after all the originals went out had "When I was young I went into an abandoned house..." variant. So unless anyone can prove differently, looks like Phaneronic's correct.
posted a comment on MACプラス* - フローラルの専門店. about 1 year ago
IF this record ever arrives, I'll probably just laugh at it, then maybe cry. Then toss it into that big pile of exhaustive junk that I wish I had never dealt with.
posted a comment on MACプラス* - フローラルの専門店. about 1 year ago
What do you mean "just"? If you ordered in August you'd be WELL beyond the point you can file for a refund?
posted a comment on Sigur Rós - Route One. about 1 year ago
My God - that'd be amazing! I'll PM you if you wanted to talk further :)
posted a comment on Arcade Fire - Arcade Fire. about 1 year ago
04201 here in the South East coast of the UK.
posted a comment on Jónsi & Alex - All Animals EP. about 1 year ago
Needs a clean (just static/ dust) but it plays beautifully. No pops, cracks, anything. Really nice pressing.
posted a comment on Sigur Rós - Liminal Remixes . about 1 year ago
These represses come with lots of static build up and bits of bits to boot - but a quick clean (for me: an anti-static gun and micro-fibre brush) it plays beautifully! Really nice pressing that doesn't suffer from the quality of the first run (so the ... See full review
posted a comment on Sigur Rós - Route One. about 1 year ago
I went to place mine on my player after giving it a clean and the thing fell out of my fucking hands! Big single scratch right through it now. It plays perfectly (thank god) but I'm annoyed to no end. Wondering if I should lay down some money for another ... See full review
posted a comment on MACプラス* - フローラルの専門店. about 1 year ago
"oesb-series-200.myshopify.com is currently unavailable." - the plot doeseth ever thicken
posted a comment on Howard Shore - The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - The Complete Recordings. about 1 year ago
Unfortunately mine arrived in very poor packaging from Amazon and as it was an overseas shipment (USA - UK) my box suffered slightly for it. Specifically; scuffing on the four corners of the top and bottom left of the box, and a tear on the bottom left ... See full review
posted a comment on Howard Shore - The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - The Complete Recordings. about 1 year ago
2380 / 5000 has found itself in the UK after being shipped out from Amazon USA!
posted a comment on Danny Elfman - The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box. about 1 year ago
Now if we could just get this reissued onto vinyl...
posted a comment on MACプラス* - フローラルの専門店. about 1 year ago
The only people that can possibly be annoyed at the blocking of the selling of this release are flippers looking to take advantage of the atrocious situation the distributors of this release have created.

There is absolutely NO good reason to be annoyed ... See full review
posted a comment on MACプラス* - フローラルの専門店. about 1 year ago
Not a word about my shipment and I’m based in the south of U.K.
posted a comment on MACプラス* - フローラルの専門店. about 1 year ago
Why in the Hell am I reading people who ordered a month ago are receiving theirs now but I, someone who ordered nearly 8 months ago hasn’t even had so much as a reply to even one of my emails!?

I’ve tried to be patient, but people who ordered in ... See full review
posted a comment on Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells. about 1 year ago
My labels are not swapped. Thought that'd be worth mentioning since it clearly isn't an issue with every single pressing.
posted a comment on Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury - Free Fire (Original Motion Picture Score). about 1 year ago
Comes with a poly-lined sleeve and the record was as clean as a whistle upon first opening. Plays like an audiophile piece as well, not a pop, crack, or hiss to be found - considering all the supposed manufacturing issues Invada had with this one, you ... See full review
posted a comment on "Weird Al" Yankovic - Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of "Weird Al" Yankovic. about 1 year ago
While I didn't expect gatefold sleeves or an array of liner notes or anything, I did at least expect a readable spine. Really quite disappointed at how lame these will look displayed outside of the accordion. Maybe I'll wait for all the records to be ... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Evanescence - Synthesis. about 1 year ago
Spotify, regardless of streaming at 160kbps or this "extreme" 320kbps, is still streaming using MP3 - which is wholly a worse format to listen to for fidelity than Apple's AAC encoding. Apple Music's standard is 256kbps - but because of the AAC encoding ... See full review