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    Pro-Ject Debut III
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    Polk Audio RTiA1 (2), Polk Audio PSW 110
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    Marantz SR-63 Integrated Amp
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    Parks Audio Budgie
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    Ortofon 2M Blue
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    Pro-Ject Speedbox S
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  1. Same, it's such an underrated EP and that last piano piece on side D is incredibly entrancing. I'm probably in the minority in that Age of Adz is one of my all-time favorite Sufjan albums, but it reminds me a bit of what Bright Eyes did when he released I'm Wide Awake/Digital Ash - a simultaneous release of a fully-acoustic and a fully-electronic exploration of material. ADP feels very much like the acoustic footprint for Age of Adz, but either way both are fantastic!
  2. Bought. As a true-blue Sufjan fanboi I threw my money at the PayPals before I knew the title of the album - quite happy after hearing the first released track. It's funny, I was just listening to All Delighted People and telling my wife that I wish Sufjan would do more piano work - the dude delivers.
  3. Purchased - can't get enough early AF stuff and on vinyl at that
  4. It's funny, as a newer fan (started listening around Beach Music), I was initially far more drawn to the that album than any other, and when Rocket came out I was a huge fan but even then recognized that it was a step forward/away in production, direction, etc. from his older stuff. Having said that, I've been making my way through his back catalogue over the last year and I find myself loving Trick/DSU - would love it if this album was a mix of the old and new.
  5. On the fence here - I listened to Odd How People Shake SO much more back in the day, but this has some strong nostalgia as well. Posting so I don't forget to cave into my own inability to pass up a record I remotely like on vinyl.
  6. Title says it all. I'm looking to pick up a decent copy from someone here in the states, or at least at a reasonable international shipping rate (shipping on Discogs is through the roof for all overseas sales right now). I am willing to buy, trade, or otherwise if you've got one - feel free to browse my tradelist below: https://www.discogs.com/user/bluethumb/collection
  7. I was bitterly disappointed when I heard that this was being re-recorded, and while I still prefer OG this track gives me hope for the rest of the EP.
  8. Fuck yesssss - been searching for the OG at a reasonable price for years. Glad I had an alternative to the hot mess that is SRC (still waiting on my HUM Astronaut LP).
  9. @mikeburns @Tardcore thanks for the suggestions. Perhaps I'll save a bit more before I go speaker shopping.
  10. It's that time of year where I'm getting the itch to upgrade, and I'm thinking my speakers are the next logical area of focus - setup below: Pro-Ject Debut III, 2M Blue > Budgie Phono Pre > Marantz SR-63 > 2 x Polk Audio RTi A1 I've had the Polks for years and don't have a ton to spend, but I'm wondering if anyone out there has any recommendations on a pair of speakers ideally under $500 (for now) that they've been happy with? I've been considering front-ported speakers because I'm in a small apartment at the moment, but I woudn't say I've been sold on solely that feature. My Marantz puts out ~70W per channel so most 4/8 ohm speakers will work.
  11. So glad to finally get a chance at owning this on vinyl. Snagged a light & dark colored copy real quick - overall this isn't my favorite Explosions album but it has some great tracks on it. +1 to those suggesting Bandcamp! I had a black copy in my cart (which would be really no different and even cheaper, but... the hobby!) from the top link posted before I took a look through the rest of the thread. Edit: And then shamelessly went back to buy The Rescue after listening to it and remembering how much I liked some of those songs - quite raw but well crafted for the most part.
  12. The new Peare album, A Healthy Earth, is up for preorder on Tiny Engines. Their last LP was a quiet banger, definitely looking forward to the new album. http://www.tinyengines.net/products/639988-peaer-a-healthy-earth Pressing info: 250 Translucent Green & Opaque Blue Split (mailorder exclusive) 350 Clear w/ Black & White Smoke 400 Translucent Orange
  13. Slept on this somehow, but blown away by both singles and just put an order in for the 180g (despite it saying SOLD OUT in description). If it was just a mistake and I end up getting a white - such is life but excited to listen nonetheless.
  14. So into this - I have a clear bootleg of Acid Rap which sounds just peachy to me, but I'm 100% in for the 10 Day LP. $45 shipped is kinda steep but I played this way too much when it came out not to own it now on vinyl.