I have noticed that the outer rim on vinyl is no longer as smooth as the old pressings. it’s as though they can’t be bothered with it some are quite sharp
Except you have to get up and turn them over more often!
Exactly my 45 Mofi’s hardly ever get played for that very reason, no matter how good they are…
Totally agree. Quality of non-audiophile is excellent nowadays…
I just got back into Vinyl myself, and I notice that just buying records I like based on the music is hit or miss. The first batch I bought were all used except one, none of them were particularly impressive. The next batch were all new, and the two best recordings I have so far are Beck-Sea Change, and Dire Straits-first album. What I would like is a list of the best recordings out there, and from what label they should be purchased. My plan is to only buy maybe 100-200 albums total, but I want them all to be of the best sound quality I can find. My problem is, that I am fairly new to Jazz and Classical music, so although I find these genres to be excellent sounding, I have no clue what to buy. I like all genres except country, opera and pop music.
What are your go to albums, to showcase how good vinyl is to your non-believer friends? I have 2200 albums on my Naim Core, for digital replay, but I am severely lacking when it comes to vinyl.
Any help appreciated in advance.
Here are some of my top recommendations
Anything that Abbey road have dusted fairy dust on
Japan - Gentleman & Tin Drum
Genesis Seconds Out
Elblow - Seldem seen kid live with BBC
Mike Oldfield Tubelar Bells
The Beatles Abbey Road
Primial Screem - Dont give out but dont give In
Chris Jones Roadhouse and Automobile
Damain Rice O remastered
Kate Bush - boxed 1 & 2
Pink Floyd Pulse
Radiohead Ok Computer 3 album
Elton John remaseted Captain Fantastic and the brown dirt Cowboy
Yes - Close
All on vinyl, have some superb High res also
Michael Fremer of Stereophile has a a youtube site - called, I think, analogue planet - where he lists the best vinyl available. Can be long videos but interesting if you like this sort of thing.
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