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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Coldplay31169 in Machine Gun Kelly - Mainstream Sellout   
    It's always funny what VC deems passable music and what they universally make fun of. It's almost random.
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from aopps42 in Dischord – The First Six Records (6x7" boxset)   
    Which is the exact scenario Ian Mackaye had in mind when he started Dischord Records forty years ago. 
     
    Mine arrived unscathed across the world last weekend and I listened to the first three singles (or four minutes, approx.) of the set. Not a huge fan of the Teen Idles release, but god damn S.O.A. are so good and the first Minor Threat 7“ is just insane. Truly the greatest and defining moment in Punk Rock history for me. 
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to thischarmingham in Did I sell you my Against Me! "Reinventing Axl Rose" test press?   
    Y'all, It's happening! A deal has been struck and I thank lbw87 so much for being willing to part with this! I'll post some goofy photos once it's back home! Thank you all for tuning in and putting out the word. I cannot believe this is actually happening.
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to mcpherson123 in [PO Soon] TOOL - Fear Inoculum 5x12" w/etching ULTRA-DELUXE BOX SET AT THE LOW LOW PRICE of $810...cuz TOOL hates their fans and someone needs to maintain Maynard's Vineyards   
    That's fair. I'm a Tool fan unfortunately for me but with this record, I would probably skip that G side altogether. If there was a reasonable edition available, I'd be happy to add it to my collection and play it when the mood strikes. The album is legit but I haven't been blown away by a Tool album since Lateralus. Not that they've had a ton of efforts since then. But having only a $170 to $180 option makes it hard to keep up with maintaining a full LP collection for this band and the premise is that I would like to do just that.
     
    They could easily put out a standard 2xLP or 3xLP in a standard gatefold and not feel the need to reinvent the physical music wheel and we could buy their pretty good record for about $35 to $45 and not feel nervous handling the set when we wanted to play it. At the end of the day no one is going to congratulate or reward them on their revolutionary packaging (OK maybe the Grammy's will but what is that really worth?) especially when it all drives the total cost to purchase A SINGLE BODY OF WORK  in the form a roughly 80 minute album up to nearly $200 after tax. Its still just one album.
     
    I guess I'm just one of those vinyl playing crazies who likes to own the records that I like... on vinyl.
     
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to danny in Feature Request: DARK MODE   
    Hope everyone likes it. Its pretty good on the eyes now!
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to indianajones in Genuine Q: How Much of Your Vinyl Gets Played?   
    Hello, long-time lurker here.   I joined the boards in 2008 -- navigating the Virgil craft beer/VC label days as a clueless 14 year old -- and I somehow continue to follow everything here into my late twenties, for better or worse. Derek asks an excellent question that addresses some things I've recently been wondering, as well. Happy to contribute to the discussion on this one.   Over the years my collection has probably fluctuated between 250-350 records. I wouldn't consider myself a casual collector but more of a conscious collector (barf). I purchase and sell and exchange very often. After collecting for such a long time, I'm surprised that my collection hasn't reached the four-digit mark (someday I hope that it does!) However, for some reason, I've always been wary about purchasing records I wouldn't listen to and getting rid of records I don't listen to. Even as a kid, and seeing my regular shelves (I had no clue about IKEA) fill up with three or four of the same record in different colors, I thought about how silly it was to collect in such a way -- especially when I found out adults that were much older would buy a Blink 182 variant for silly, silly prices.   As I get older, I am absolutely becoming more of an "occasion-based" listener. Collecting and listening to records requires so much presence -- I play the records that I think best accompany the moment or the season or whatever. I don't have any kids and I work from home so I have all the time in the world to listen to records. I actually make it a priority every day to wake up early before my girlfriend and put on a record or two while making coffee. It's definitely very ritualistic for me.   With that idea in mind -- I've done my best to clear up any records that I don't really see myself (or ever found myself) listening to within that "ritual". Anything I take the time to listen to and enjoy on my record player is usually calming or relaxing. Jazz, ambient, older country/folk, downtempo, deconstructed club, slowcore, etc. My turntable gets the most love in the morning or later at night -- and both of those times usually call for relaxing music.    The most notable thing I've done to my collection is get rid of my heavy records. This makes me sound old and lame but whatever. I'm sure that sometimes these records sound much better on vinyl, but I usually listen to heavy music in transit or at the gym or through headphones. I've seen some really valuable records come and go from my shelf, and sometimes I kick myself for letting them go, but they almost always fund other purchases and can mostly be replaced with more common pressings if I were to seek them out down the road.   Another thing that holds me back and helps weed out the unnecessary records is the quality of music. This sounds incredibly dumb to ask but I question if I actually enjoy the entire record before purchasing. Does it just have one or two good songs or can you throw the whole thing on and fall in love with it? Can you get lost in the entire album or do you take it off the platter after Side A? Within reason, I pride myself on being able to take out any of the records on my shelf, actually knowing and enjoying the entire record, and recognizing a good time to listen to it.

    My best friend just got a new job at a record store and comes home every day with a handful of new records. He has a brilliant taste in music and an immaculate collection, but I often question if he really enjoys the whole record or just enjoys the idea that he can add another record to his collection. Is it special to him or just another number?

    Anyway. I assure you my collection isn't 100% up to this criteria -- and typing all of this up made me sound like a huge dork-- but I would say I actually listen to 70-80% of my collection throughout the year. And as I continue to add to it, I'm excited to hopefully feel the same amount of pride in it as a much older adult. At the end of the day, this is a deeply flawed, very wasteful, very incredibly frustrating, expensive hobby -- some mindfulness probably goes a long way.
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Mars in What is the vinyl you never open/listen to in your collection?   
    What a narc. My collection is so mint, I rarely even pick my records up from the post office. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from IndigoHollow in What is the vinyl you never open/listen to in your collection?   
    What a narc. My collection is so mint, I rarely even pick my records up from the post office. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from smailtronic in What is the vinyl you never open/listen to in your collection?   
    What a narc. My collection is so mint, I rarely even pick my records up from the post office. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from [Banned User] in What is the vinyl you never open/listen to in your collection?   
    What a narc. My collection is so mint, I rarely even pick my records up from the post office. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from phelansegur in What is the vinyl you never open/listen to in your collection?   
    What a narc. My collection is so mint, I rarely even pick my records up from the post office. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from faaip de oiad in At what point will you stop collecting?   
    Yet here you are, posting on a forum
    called Vinyl Collective.  👀
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to whoa in Radiohead - Kid A / Amnesiac 21st Anniversary Reissue (KID A Mnesia)   
    I love when discog comments are like old man ramblings.
     
    Anyone getting distortion? Radiohead came to my school, back then I used to like milk warmed up on the radiator, but my friend became lactose intolerant and we always thought he lacked toast and was being tolerant of that. He  went on to become a famous drag queen and my record sounds scratchy towards the end of one track because I have a shonky 1940s tuba attached to a diamond my ex girlfriend gave to me when she ran off with Marc Bolan.
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Coldplay31169 in PO: Drowning Pool - Sinner - September 17th   
    Calling someone pretentious because they're making fun of Nu Metal is like calling someone who uses toilet paper a neat freak.
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Derek™ in PO: Drowning Pool - Sinner - September 17th   
    Recognizing that nu metal is legitimately a [jokes aside, real world] soundtrack for preteen angst is hardly a staple of being cool.  Just FYI.

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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from mitchard in At what point will you stop collecting?   
    As long as I’m willing and able to spare the time and cash to explore new (to me) genres and artists, I’m game. With a toddler things might slow down for a while now, but there’s still no such thing as a finished collection for me. 
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Just Us in PO: My Bloody Valentine - Loveless and Isn't Anything   
    Ortofon Concorde Pro S Cartridge, Technics SL 1210 MK2 Turntable, Yamaha A-S 501 Amplifier, Teufel Ultima 40 Speakers.

    I know my cartridge is a weak spot, gonna try to replace it with a better one since forever. But there are always new records to buy. 🤪
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Statistically speaking, if "prog[ressive]" is located within any 1 of the first 3 genre descriptors that come to mind for a band, there's an 87% chance the general fanbase will be insufferable.
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from tetsuodaironman in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Sure, the prices are way out there. BUT: I have the MOV and the box and oh boy the remaster shits all over the oversized CD MOV put out.  
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    If you’re going to troll, at least play by the truths established in the thread: 2 great albums, with the remaining being various shades and temperatures of hot dog shit.
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Coldplay31169 in PO: My Bloody Valentine - Loveless and Isn't Anything   
    Yes, other than the vinyl and the jacket the rest is the same.
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Coldplay31169 in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    @Derek 
     
    Should we go ahead an calm this place down once more?
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from chrisapple in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Yup. I vividly remember passing on it for 35€. I also no longer trust myself in any half-important issues since I  passed on it when it was on clearance for 15€ two years later, though. 
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Coldplay31169 in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Exactly. I bought mine the second time though lol. It bought me many more records when I sold it too ha
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Coldplay31169 in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Yup. I vividly remember passing on it for 35€. I also no longer trust myself in any half-important issues since I  passed on it when it was on clearance for 15€ two years later, though. 
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