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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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Vader - The Ultimate Incantation
posted a review of Vader - The Ultimate Incantation. 8 months ago
Cover art is 10% blown-up, but colors are great/splatter sexy. Sounds clearer than my 2014 copy, but minimally. Why omit "Reign-Carrion" though? 4/5 for that.
Heathen - Empire Of The Blind
posted a review of Heathen - Empire Of The Blind. 9 months ago
Great album, nice looking crimson gatefold, cheap on the net, and it's at 45rpm, too. Recommended
Suffocation - Live In North America
posted a review of Suffocation - Live In North America. 10 months ago
This double Black/Gold Splatter vinyl plays at 45rpm, though it's not listed.
Lana Del Rey - Did You Know That There's A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
posted a review of Lana Del Rey - Did You Know That There's A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. 10 months ago
There's no difference in SQ between black and colored vinyl; the sound depends on the master.
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Sacrilege (3) - My Ghost Malign
posted a review of Sacrilege (3) - My Ghost Malign. about 1 year ago
All the classic Sacrilege in 1 box of album-cover-colored LPs, vinyl thick, flat and pretty, the full albums as gatefolds. These albums sound better on vinyl to my ears. Box is a bit oversize, but spine printing is clear. Essential blackened death.
Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
posted a review of Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion. about 1 year ago
Giger cover and Giger gatefold--gorgeous LP! The sound of metal on wax herein wallops like Dad's belt.
Kiss - Creatures Of The Night
posted a review of Kiss - Creatures Of The Night. about 1 year ago
Yes, the eyes are glow-in-the-dark and the spine is wide and light purple.
Incantation - Tricennial Of Blasphemy
posted a review of Incantation - Tricennial Of Blasphemy. about 1 year ago
Stellar 3LP gold vinyl set of Incantation B-sides, demos, live tracks and EP tracks. Would seem for completists only, but the uniform quality of these tracks makes it essential for death metal fans in general. Vinyl trifold came in open hype sleeve... See full review
Il Balletto Di Bronzo - Ys
posted a comment on Il Balletto Di Bronzo - Ys. over 3 years 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
Ĕşȯçŧȓịŀịħųṁ* - Đȳ’ŧħ Ȓȩqũįëṃ Ḟǫȓ Ŧħȩ Šȩȓṗȩŋŧ Ŧȩŀȩṗȃŧħ
posted a review of Ĕşȯçŧȓịŀịħųṁ* - Đȳ’ŧħ Ȓȩqũįëṃ Ḟǫȓ Ŧħȩ Šȩȓṗȩŋŧ Ŧȩŀȩṗȃŧħ. over 3 years 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.
Amon Amarth - Once Sent From The Golden Hall
posted a review of Amon Amarth - Once Sent From The Golden Hall. over 3 years 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.
Various - The Story Of Metal Blade
added Various - The Story Of Metal Blade to their collection. over 3 years ago
Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
posted a comment on Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison. over 3 years ago
Those songs were from the 2nd show and were excluded to preserve the integrity of the 1st Folsom show presented here.
Kreator - Under The Guillotine
added Kreator - Under The Guillotine to their collection. over 3 years ago
Kreator - Under The Guillotine
posted a review of Kreator - Under The Guillotine. over 3 years 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
Kreator - Under The Guillotine
added Kreator - Under The Guillotine to their collection. over 3 years ago
Behemoth (3) - Thelema.6
added Behemoth (3) - Thelema.6 to their collection. over 3 years ago
Germs - (MIA) The Complete Anthology
added Germs - (MIA) The Complete Anthology to their collection. over 3 years ago
Alice Cooper (2) - From The Inside
added Alice Cooper (2) - From The Inside to their collection. over 3 years ago
Disma - The Graveless Remains
posted a review of Disma - The Graveless Remains. over 3 years 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.
MACプラス* - フローラルの専門店
added MACプラス* - フローラルの専門店 to their collection. over 3 years ago
Sam & Dave - The Best Of Sam & Dave
added Sam & Dave - The Best Of Sam & Dave to their collection. over 3 years ago
Eddie Money - Greatest Hits Sound Of Money
added Eddie Money - Greatest Hits Sound Of Money to their collection. over 3 years ago
Rollins Band - Weight
added Rollins Band - Weight to their collection. over 3 years ago
Disma - Towards The Megalith
added Disma - Towards The Megalith to their collection. over 3 years ago
Sinister - Diabolical Summoning
added Sinister - Diabolical Summoning to their collection. over 3 years ago
The Ruins Of Beverast - The Thule Grimoires
added The Ruins Of Beverast - The Thule Grimoires to their collection. over 3 years ago
Vasaeleth - Crypt Born & Tethered To Ruin ‎
added Vasaeleth - Crypt Born & Tethered To Ruin ‎ to their collection. over 3 years ago
Bring Me The Horizon - Post Human: Survival Horror
posted a comment on Bring Me The Horizon - Post Human: Survival Horror. over 3 years ago
Does anyone actually have the recycled vinyl? I received an email stating there was a mfg problem and a black vinyl.
Black Country, New Road - For The First Time
posted a comment on Black Country, New Road - For The First Time. over 3 years 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.
Black Country, New Road - For The First Time
posted a review of Black Country, New Road - For The First Time. over 3 years 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.
Swans - Children Of God
posted a review of Swans - Children Of God. over 3 years ago
No misprint on my gatefold, just an amazing sounding record of this, one of the acmes of Swans' long career.
Khemmis - Hunted
added Khemmis - Hunted to their collection. over 3 years ago
Vomitory - Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize
added Vomitory - Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize to their collection. over 3 years ago
Carcass - Symphonies Of Sickness
added Carcass - Symphonies Of Sickness to their collection. over 3 years ago
Beherit - Drawing Down The Moon
posted a review of Beherit - Drawing Down The Moon. over 3 years 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
Carcass - Reek Of Putrefaction
added Carcass - Reek Of Putrefaction to their collection. over 3 years ago
Vomitory - Primal Massacre
added Vomitory - Primal Massacre to their collection. over 3 years ago
Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight
added Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight to their collection. over 3 years ago
Vomitory - Revelation Nausea
added Vomitory - Revelation Nausea to their collection. over 3 years ago
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
added Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells to their collection. over 3 years ago
Eternal Champion - Ravening Iron
posted a comment on Eternal Champion - Ravening Iron. over 3 years ago
Can we get a U.S. release of this on vinyl, please? Colored. Black. Anything. Shipping is killing my import-love.
T. Rex - Electric Warrior
added T. Rex - Electric Warrior to their collection. over 3 years ago
Wes Montgomery - Full House
added Wes Montgomery - Full House to their collection. over 3 years ago
Donny Hathaway - Everything Is Everything
added Donny Hathaway - Everything Is Everything to their collection. over 3 years ago
Kamasi Washington - Becoming (Music From The Netflix Original Documentary)
posted a review of Kamasi Washington - Becoming (Music From The Netflix Original Documentary). over 3 years 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.
XTC - Drums And Wires
added XTC - Drums And Wires to their collection. over 3 years ago
Focus (2) - Hamburger Concerto
posted a comment on Focus (2) - Hamburger Concerto. over 3 years ago
This is a classic slice of prog to own on dark silver vinyl and it sounds well separated but not loud.
The Cribs - 24-7 Rock Star Shit
posted a review of The Cribs - 24-7 Rock Star Shit. over 3 years ago
Pink splatter LP looks striking and contains the best (and most riff-filled) Cribs LP.