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31 May 2011 - 3:12pm

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I just got a turntable this last weekend and am going to start my way into collecting and listening to records. I love the way they sound, it is almost as if they have a little more character to them than a straight digital MP3 file or something from a CD. Do/did any of you guys listen to vinyl albums back in the day and what do you think? Which albums should I be targeting?

FYI: Vinyl album sales are up huge in the past 5 years. Almost all major artists are releasing vinyl versions of their new albums, AND a lot of them include digital downloads of the same album! Pretty cool eh? You can get a lot of these on Amazon too, which is pretty cool!

My vinyl hunting list so far:

Led Zeppelin IV
AC/DC Back in Black
There is Nothing Left To Lose- Foo Fighters
Anything Incubus related
Eminem's newest album
Rolling Stones Albums

I am missing a lot of good music on there. What do you think I should look for?

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31 May 2011 - 11:10pm
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I used to listen to records with my parents when I was a kid but then CDs started to appear around the age when I started buying my own music. My father used to have a huge collection of albums including Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd etc. I think he gave them all away or sold them a few years ago.

I can't say I prefer the way they sound though. They are different but the clicks and pops and crackling annoy me after a while. I know there are hardcore vinyl fanatics who swear it sounds better but I think it all comes down to what you're used to listing to and personal taste.

I would have suggested The Beatles remastered set that they released last year. But it doesn't look like they have been released on vinyl.

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6 June 2011 - 11:27am
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Your list is a great start. You should redeem your CL Chips and check out Amazon. I scanned and noticed Bob Dylan and The Doors. Wink

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A good friend of mine from high school collects albums. He has a TON of records, but I can't remember the number his collection is up to now. I have to get over there when I go visit my mom (they live in the same town),. because he said I could choose some for him to put on CD for me. He is always scouring garage sales, Goodwill and other thrift shops, etc. Sounds like fun! Smile

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14 June 2011 - 5:44pm
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Savannah- I just bought a bunch of LPs at a garage sale the other day. Lots of good old stuff including Bob Dylan (noticed you said that was on Amazon). There was also George Harrison, Wings, John Lennon, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton, Elton John, Billy Joel and about 50 other artists. It was a good buy for $20 at the sale, and I am thinking I will keep the ones I want and see if I can sell the rest for at least 50 cents a record.

I also just got a recent (2009) album release on LP. If anyone enjoys good music the band is Them Crooked Vultures. I am a big rock fan and the band consists of John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin, the singer from Queens of the Stone Age, and last but not least Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters and Nirvana. It is a great album and when I saw it I needed to buy it!

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15 June 2011 - 1:26pm
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Sounds like you got a great deal there. Those are some awesome artists.

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30 June 2011 - 1:43pm
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hmm Eminem and Rolling Stones together I don't know A bit strange taste mate Smile

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hmm Eminem and Rolling Stones together I don't know A bit strange taste mate Smile

Hey man, my theory is: If it sounds good, listen to it. I can honestly say that I can get down to listen to absolutely anything. I am listening to my iPod as we speak and the last few artists I have heard are:

Rage Against the Machine
Beatles
Garth Brooks
Incubus
Blues Traveler
Matisyahu

What are your tastes in music?

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4 July 2011 - 10:01am
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I agree with you in case of Incubus, Beatles, Rolling Stones. I listen to indie .. Radiohead, Placebo, The killers... but no rep for me lol

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4 July 2011 - 10:28pm
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I like the Killers but can't stand Radiohead. Check that; I can't stand recent Radiohead. Count them in with U2 as bands that were decent in their prime but have since faded in terms of musical quality. The only reason they are still big is the personalities the musicians have and the causes they take up for publicity...

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5 July 2011 - 7:59am
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I checked that, I checked that you can't stand Radiohead! LOL Of course it is your opinion, as for me, I do not think Eminem sounds good, I even suspect he sounds at all. So we are equal now Wink

I'm glad that you like Killers, which is your fav. song of them ? I love Santa , the lyrics are so funny, and the video too lol

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P.S. As for Radiohead, I must admit that old songs still stay to be my favs. All I Need and Rabbit in your Headlight are those I never get bored of......

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Oh I've heard some music from this thread.... Headphones I love everything that sounds good- from rep to pop! My fav at this moment are Coldplay and The National.... I like Radiohead and Killers as well. As for Eminem, I remember I liked his Mockingbird and The way I am, but not more.

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LOL the songs of Eminem you mentioned are already a history lol

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I know I said they're old ones ... But I've not listened to Eminem for a long time. I prefer some gentle music these days (seems I'm getting older...)

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9 September 2011 - 10:43am
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I also have an turntable, very old, but still find the sound really attractive. I prefer classics, recently I bought a vinyl of Madame Butterfly by Puccini. Opera and the sound of turntable together is the perfect match, imho

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I doubt anyone can get some modern band records.. 99% find CDs more convenient, but anyway, +1 for the old classic style of listening to music! I agree on Opera and turntable match, indeed. I wish I had one, but unfortunately mu aunt seems to altruistically have given her turntable to a music school she'd worked for, together with a very rich collection of records...

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recently I was in a musical appliances store, where I found the most attractive beautiful, just perfect turntable. And I was looking with my eyes widened at it and dreaming of buying at. Suddenly I looked what was the vinyl put in it and it appeared to be Beyonce. I was like I don't know :| I could not have thought that people who listen to pop and etc. would find it comfy on turntables.

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9 September 2011 - 11:15am
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strange .... I can imagine your face Wilted rose what was it expensive? I have no idea on how much whould it cost or how do I know whether it's in a good condition or not...

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It was expensive, more than 300$. Not very expensive thus, but for my pocket it was.. You should turn it on and you would understand, the sound should be clean and without any harsh moments. You can buy a good turntable for less than 50$, actually the old ones, but they also have their gousteau Wink

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9 September 2011 - 11:32am
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I know but I've never been lucky enough to strike such deals... Anyway thank you for the advice, I still keep searching...

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9 September 2011 - 11:42am
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May be there's a place in your city where people sell their old stuff and antiques. I know one, so called dry bridge Smile where you can find really interesting stuff for quite low prices

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I'll try to find out. I am not quite good at making deals, so I'm gonna ask one of my Megrelian friends to assist me Tongue
As for the records, does anybody here know an online store for some old good vinyl records at about $5-$10 per each?

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I have seen on Amazon.com, but what I want, they are more expensive Sad In my country, there are places where you can buy vinyls for 1-2 dollars, but there is not a wide variety of artists Sad

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My friend has so much fun keeping his eye out for valuable and nostalgic albums at garage sales and thrift shops. Cool collection to have. Here is some more info on collecting:

http://www.gocontinental.com/pgde.htm

Top 50 most collectible. Do you have any of these yet? Smile

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/8464857/Top-50-most-...

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