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  1. Derek™

    Duster | Official reissues | Numero Group

    But on VC, limited colorways will always take precedence over OG black vinyl. A 2nd press colored record /500 is a lot more desirable than a 1st press black record /1,000. At least around these here parts. You may have to offload those OGs on the Hoffman forums or wherever the audiophiles roam. (Maybe a Duster Facebook fan group or something?)
  2. Completely echo the 6-7 rating. The album doesn’t do anything to turn the genre on its head but I didn’t find myself rolling my eyes at any point, any nothing was offensively generic enough to be used in a commercial. Wasn’t paying attention to track titles but glanced at my phone to note that the climax of Redemption was pretty nice. On initial pass a lot of it does sort of pass by but I did hear enough of a contrast in slower / calmer moments compared to the heavy ones... though it still could’ve benefited from a bit more variety. Will probably form a more solidified opinion after a few more listens later on, but as it stands I was expecting a lot worse based off some comments here.
  3. O R D E R It's no secret that this album's vinyl pressing has always been total ass. A decade of low volume, muddy quality, and cackles galore have not done this album the justice it deserves. Whether you've moved on past the lyrical gut punches of Hospice or still enjoy your MP3s from time to time, it's finally being reissued and done right, from the sounds of it. • Remastered • Double LP • White vinyl • Redone artwork and packaging I don't know if it's a glitch, or if they'll honor orders placed within this time window, but my copy came out to $20 + $0.00 tax + $0.00 shipping. Flat $20 out the door for a double LP. In 2019? Seems a little too good to be true. Even with the sound issues attached to a good portion of white vinyl – but not all white vinyl – I think this will sound leaps and bounds better than the junk copies out there now. Tour dates as well.
  4. That’s how I’ve felt about the genre for the last few years especially. It gets misinterpreted as disdain for the genre when in truth there’s more meh than animosity (animehsity?) It takes something notable or fresh to really captivate my attention with new releases and yet I feel there are a handful of artists who can still seem to do no wrong. Fortunately a handful of them are releasing material for 2019, so that’s exciting. I’ll make sure I weigh in on a first impression of -aire. Can’t be more forgettable than that last Patch of Sky album.
  5. Bumping for general Antlers chat if anyone’s game. Don’t think I’ve had an Antlers discussion on VC before. How do you guys feel about the rest of their discography? Burst Apart is so damn good that it’s kinda’ stupid. I did not care for that album at all, for the longest time, but over the years it has really revealed itself with those nuanced melodies and lush production. Big fan. I haven’t tried it in quite some time but I could not get into Familiars at all. I know a few people on the boards really loved that album when it was released. I respected what they were going for but I just recall thinking that it wasn’t for me. I really ought to return to it with an open mind, sooner than later. Could surprise myself. Also I think that their Undersea EP is killer. I’ve heard a lot of aquatic-themed albums and EPs over the years but that’s one of the better ones in my books.
  6. Now I’m especially eager to hear it because I feel like my modern taste in post-rock is just about polar opposite from Gumbo and mrewest. But at least we’ll always have Russian Circles and Caspian.
  7. Derek™

    Duster | Official reissues | Numero Group

    I get where you’re coming from and you make a good point, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if the [colored] boxset fetched some big bucks right out of the gates. Duster isn’t exactly a household name and those 500 sold out relatively quick all things considered. It’ll be interesting to see. Not trying to defend Karpa’s offer, just a bit of speculation from me.
  8. Derek™

    Duster | Official reissues | Numero Group

    At the same time I also know that that isn’t the offer jrodan pitched in the first place, so I have no idea where that guy got the idea to offer up a boxset-for-OGs swap.
  9. Derek™

    Duster | Official reissues | Numero Group

    I think $700 was (generously) feasible before the reissue. Unless a Duster completionist comes into a good chunk of money and decides to drop top dollar on VG+ OG copies, this boxset and widely available set of represses will tank aftermarket value. Knowing Numero I doubt there will be any real quality issues, so I’d personally take that trade if I were in his shoes. (But I’ve also never been one to obsess over a 1st press.)
  10. I wish we had more, like a cringe or an eye roll.
  11. Derek™

    Official Newbury Comics Reissue Thread

    I think it depends on how greedy they're feeling about a particular release – so don't quote me across the board – but some of their recent exclusives have been the most reasonably priced they've ever been. You're (I'm) still a chump for caving in, when it happens, but I haven't seen a $35 PPD single LP from them in a bit. Would be nice if that was a trend that continued.
  12. Late Spring of... 2020? Or Australia’s Spring? It seems like they take their time with releases – not a complaint since the quality is great – so I’d be impressed to 3 knocked out in just a few months if we’re already halfway through January.
  13. Derek™

    Best Albums of 2018?

    Start early, my dude. I created a fresh page towards the end of last year, solely to document stuff that’s confirmed to drop in 2019, and I’m sitting at 37 currently. I use the grey tick boxes and swap them to shiny black boxes once they leak or get released.
  14. Derek™

    PO: Hellogoodbye - S'Only Natural

    A Hellogoodbye thread is kind of funny. A Hellogoodbye thread with an album title that uses “S’Only” is actually really funny. (M’lady, <tips fedora>.) But the abortion that is that deluxe edition is hilarious. Holy shit. Getting burned on $100 would frustrate me though, so I can’t say I’d find that terribly amusing if it were me. I typically “just deal” with end products not living up to descriptions... but at that price, I’d probably find others in the same boat and make some noise about it.
  15. Derek™

    Best Albums of 2018?

    I keep a notepad on my phone and just checked it for 2018; there were 52 albums I had on my radar. Counting surprises, end of year lists, and recommendations that’s an easy 70-75 records for the year. Just weighing in. I also have a 30 minute commute each way and the luxury of listening to music at work, so finding time to try out new stuff or listen to releases the moment they’re released is pretty easy. Could have something to do with it.
  16. Derek™

    Duster | Official reissues | Numero Group

    It was $5 and change for me. Numero plays by no one’s rules.
  17. Derek™

    Duster | Official reissues | Numero Group

    Yeah, I second that impressive shipping rate. Numero has always been among the most fairly priced. Did I miss the info, or does anyone have a lead on what the colored variants may be? Couldn’t really care less, either way, but I’m curious.
  18. Anyone as keen on that From Fathoms as I am want to text me? I’ve seen some Dunk! variants go quick and I’d be bummed to miss out on it. Will return the favor since I plan to scout for it until it drops. Also @Gumbo72203, since you seem to be in the loop with Elusive releases more than most... when are we getting that Earthcult pressed?
  19. Yeah, don’t quote me on that Tertia news or get your hopes too high unless the band makes the album art their Facebook photo, or something. They’ve got their plate full if they’re recording a new album this year like they’ve claimed they’ll be. Dunk! do pre-orders, right? I know that FF remaster drops in March. I assume we’ll have the option to order before then, no?
  20. Band has been talking about it for a while, yeah, with a potential tour to accompany it. Not just remastering it but actually re-recording it since those drums need a whole lot of polish.
  21. Derek™

    Duster | Official reissues | Numero Group

    Can’t believe it’s finally happened. Price seems stellar as usual from Numero, considering the contents. Really pleased that they’re not simple reissues, but that some love and care appear to be going into this with the book and extras housed in a boxset. What a nice surprise.
  22. Gumbo, you’re fucking up so bad by sleeping on GFE for this long. From Fathoms needed a remaster so badly. My favorite GFE album by a good margin. It and Tertia were my gateway post-rock albums. Both conveniently turning 10 this year, and (hopefully) both being remastered. Imagine the possibility of them touring together this year. Hot damn.
  23. Hugely missed opportunity by not pressing this on a blue variant of some sort.
  24. Everyone gushing about SRC pressing quality clearly have not visited the Lydia / Illuminate thread.
  25. Actually hadn’t seen that before – thanks for sharing. That fuels the fire for new PSOTY hype, for sure. I have no idea what they’re up to, but Gifts From Enola has encouraged everyone to follow their new IG account.