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Everything posted by al-naafiysh

  1. Curious if there is really a difference between the Rough Trade exclusive /400 "Blue With White Splatter" and the "Blue Marble" listed on all the other sites. The mockups look damn near identical
  2. These guys really want us to buy anything except their actual music Considering how anti-streaming they were for so many years, the lack of vinyl makes absolutely no sense to me
  3. Is this actually a new pressing? I thought the standard black was still in print Still hunting down an orange / black swirl... 🥱
  4. Yeah.... I think I'll be needing this. Let me get Staind's "Dysfunction" next. I'm not embarrassed!
  5. Yeah I think it's an effective system for older / more common releases (which is probably what they had in mind when it was introduced) but in the last few years it's been problematic with the whole limited variant boom. Unfortunately I think a lot of people don't know about this, or don't bother checking... I've seen so many sale histories where one copy—maybe because it's autographed, sealed, or just bought by someone with too much $$$—goes for a crazy price, then the next several sales are way higher even though they're just ordinary copies. Especially for newer limited releases, where maybe 10 or less copies are listed, one outlier sale can really shake up the whole market I've heard stories of some people selling records to themselves for crazy amounts to bring up the highest price (and median), but I don't know how much truth there is to that. You'd still have to pay fees of course
  6. In addition to supply and demand being the main culprit, Discogs creates an additional price hike on a lot of records by showing the pricing history as just 3 numbers on each release page. Often one copy of a record will sell for above the 'going rate'—maybe because no other copies are available, or because of a lack of availability in a certain country, or even because of an autograph. This changes the "highest" sale price on the Discogs page, and unfortunately, most sellers see this as a marker of what the record can sell for. Suddenly every copy is listed higher, and a few sales later, the median price goes up too. This is less common with other resale sites, even eBay, because rather than one sale being an obvious outlier (as it would be when scrolling through sold eBay listings), one highest Discogs sale can reframe the whole price bracket for a record. And the relationship between Discogs and the 'hobby' of record collection is pretty unique—it is basically the bible of pressings and resale value, the one place pretty much everyone consults.
  7. According to one random guy on Discogs, the Side B runout on the new Acid Rap press is slightly different from the 2019 release. The rest is identical. Take that how you want 🤷‍♂️
  8. Have been on the fence about ordering 10 Day, but that $13 shipping really puts it over the top... Have they never heard of media mail??
  9. Hmm, still haven't heard anything from Music Mania... wonder if I should try to grab another now while I can
  10. You don't have to be—I'm sure lots of people would be hyped to grab this for retail + shipping and fees, or a little more
  11. Just for the record ya'll... these are sold out. And they were going for well over $100 before the restock. Sounds like the pressings are identical—you will have no trouble selling if you decide you don't want your copy!
  12. Wow, you're right. Totally missed that. Original was 45 rpm, this must be a 33. Looks like no new tracks for 10 Day, even though it was the same format as Acid rap. Wonder if the jacket and runouts will be identical to the old one
  13. New Acid Rap press has Juice? I don't buy it... pressing looks exactly the same as the last one and the song still isn't on streaming services. Bet it's a typo
  14. glad I listened before buying. not feeling this one at all
  15. Wait, sorry—the current HoB pressing doesn't have the original samples? These 'anniversary' issues are different audio? I never noticed my copy sounding that different from the download I used to listen to from datpiff, other than better mastering... are these significant sample changes?
  16. You guys don't think this one will eventually be a general release available from all the usual spots? I know it's not a 'new release,' but everything he's done lately has had plenty of stock
  17. https://merch.sandyalexg.com/products/695753-race-vinyl back in stock!
  18. https://twitter.com/AcrobatUnstable/status/1371503827204124672 looks like they're going fast! splatter is /200, half & half is /300, and cassette is /100
  19. lowkey the official pressing isn't anything special imo. Sounds good but not that much better than the download (and I have one, not just being salty)
  20. I agree that 180g is usually the culprit and is totally unnecessary, but also hate the shoddy jacket quality we see so much, especially on albums that retail for $25-30. I know it's unfair to compare pressing quality to the '60s and '70s when vinyl production was at its peak, but I don't see an excuse for why record jackets have to be made of so much shittier materials than was mainstream 50 years ago. It's just paper stock.
  21. Had a laugh at this one. One of the worst condition sealed records I've ended up with was Science Fiction– opened it up to find the top of the gatefold was split from corner to almost the middle of the cover, the edges were all peeling up a little, and the shrink had torn, leaving the back scuffed. Inner sleeve seam splits all around, of course. And I bought that one in-store! Just happened to be the last copy and I didn't catch the giant split on the top of the cover before i checked out. All because they stuffed some giant idiotic poster in there with the record. Oh well. Guess it proves that it's not only a symptom of buying online, but hey, still got the damn thing and it sounds fine. I roll my eyes when I see the giant cover split, but I just get used to things like that being a part of my personal copy of the album. If it was a playback flaw, though, it'd be a different story
  22. appears to still be in stock on this site, Europe only though :( https://www.flight13.com/burial-four-tet-thom-yorke-her-revolution-his-rope/142171

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