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  1. There's a standard edition shipping December 6th, and the deluxe is shipping sooner(!): October 18th, and it sounds pretty sweet: https://music.sufjan.com/album/the-decalogue https://store.asthmatickitty.com/products/sufjan-stevens-the-decalogue?variant=30120081784903 The music itself sounds relatively avant-garde, I guess we'll see how the whole thing sounds in a month:
  2. Seems like a big gamble to drop 33 bucks on a compilation that in all likelihood will have "My Girlfriend" on it. My picks: Over Thinking - Two Lefts Don't Make a Right... (2003) Jefferson Aero Plane - Two Lefts Don't Make a Right... (2003) Be My Escape - Mmhmm (2004) Who I Am Hates Who I've Been - Mmhmm (2004) This Week the Trend - Mmhmm (2004) When I Go Down - Mmhmm (2004) Come Right Out and Say It - Five Score and Seven Years Ago (2007) Forget and Not Slow Down - Forget and Not Slow Down (2009) Therapy - Forget and Not Slow Down (2009) This Is the End - Forget and Not Slow Down (2009) Bummin' - Air for Free (2016) Mountaintop - Air for Free (2016)
  3. The original albums will still be available everywhere - presumably the dudes who just paid $300 million for her catalog aren't going to take their property off streaming services just because Swift comes out with new recordings of the same songs. And she'll have to have new artwork and most likely title them something like "1989 (2019 Re-recording)". Her diehard fans might switch to listening to the new recordings because they know the backstory, but most people who are just looking to throw a recognizable song on a playlist or DJ a wedding are going to go with the version everybody knows. She got some pretty breathless coverage about this in the last 24 hours as if it's a novel concept, but this is the same tactic that hundreds of bands who signed bad deals have had to use. Probably half the greatest collections from second-tier 70s & 80s rock bands are "re-recorded/remastered".
  4. Blind boxes seem like the logical conclusion of the whole vinyl-as-collectibles trend. Put 'em in a lil frame next to your wall of Funko Pop boxes. File them away with all your Mondo poster tubes. Why not. The Arctic is on fire right now
  5. What is this. What are you doing
  6. Assuming they've finally gotten control of this album back from Victory, which is cool. Curious about the "color morphing" thing - have any other releases been described this way?
  7. Wow, the new song is really great, and the list of collaborators looks extremely promising.
  8. Apparently some people who ordered this from 4AD are getting a 7" in the mail with 2 unreleased songs: https://www.discogs.com/Big-Thief-Unknown/master/1585933
  9. I think bands that are big with teenagers now probably make posters. I still see Tiger Beat and the like in magazine racks, and you can certainly still buy all the classic band posters at bigger record stores. What you're experiencing is probably just that the fanbases of the bands you listen to now are adults, who have jobs and live with significant others, and aren't likely to tack big pictures of bands they like onto their walls.
  10. Got this in the mail on Monday, the same day it officially became the longest-running #1 in Billboard history
  11. So it seems a few weeks in that this was a bit of an overblown concern, assuming you don't have an ideological opposition to sales tax in the first place 😜. It's actually not that complicated. If you are a buyer, either: you live in a state where Discogs is an MPF (https://support.discogs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360024123194#h_92f3b7e3-8346-4582-82a7-ec8117930651) in which case Discogs automatically charges you sales tax, or you live in a non-MPF state, in which case it's up to the seller to account for sales tax if they meet your state's economic nexus threshold (see below) or if they live in the same state as you (also see below) For sellers: Your buyers in MPF states automatically pay sales tax, and Discogs automatically collects it. For non-MPF states, if you don't meet a specific state's economic nexus threshold, which means you do X amount of business in the state (at least $100,000 & 100 transactions for all states that have sales tax), you are not legally required to collect sales tax. This most likely covers everyone on VC. If you're doing that much in Discogs sales to one state, you probably have an accountant who has already explained this to you. The exception is your home state. According to Discogs, there are usually no thresholds for "resident sellers" since you're effectively the same as a brick and mortar business at that point. This is the one annoying one, since Discogs also says you technically have to register your "business" and file tax returns and all that. That seems to be on the honor system for now, since you have to go in and manually check the box for your state in your seller settings, so I'm leaving it be for now. If you really want to stay off the grid, you can always arrange an in-person meetup.
  12. Literally the highest-paid person in entertainment https://www.stereogum.com/2050738/taylor-swift-forbes-highest-paid-celebrity/news/
  13. My reading of the situation is that she couldn't get control of her work because the people who owned it wouldn't sell it to her. The industry is fucked for sure but I think it's a pretty unique situation because she's such a big artist. She says in her statement that she expected they'd get sold to someone, it seems she's more upset that it's being sold to this industry dude.