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Last few days I`ve managed to squeeze in -

Marillion - Clutching At Straws (vinyl)

Magna Carta - Ages And Seasons (double cd)

The Trees - The Garden Of Jane Delawney (cd)

ELO - On The Third Day (cd)

Donovan - Mellow Yellow (cd)

Saens - Prophet In A Statistical World (cd)

Lyadrive - Another Time Another Place (cd) Also saw them live at the British Steel Festival at Camden

Rolling Stones - Aftermath (vinyl)

Anne Murray - The Best...So Far (cd)

Bruce Dickinson - Accident Of Birth (cd)

Heart - Magazine (cd)

The Mission - Masque (vinyl)

Neil Young - Zuma (cd)

Abba - Ring Ring (cd)

Opeth - Blackwater Park (cd)

Concrete Blonde - Concrete Blonde (cd)

My Ship Is Coming In - The Walker Brothers (7")

Your Baby Aint Your Baby Anymore - Paul Da Vinci (7")

Not bad for just a few days!

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DJ Yoda - How To Cut And Paste 80s Edition (CD) / Pan Sonic - Katodivaihe (absolutely mental - feel like a system test? try this) (CD) / various bits and pieces by Rhythm & Sound (LP and CD) / Sonic Subjunkies - Molotov Lounge (LP) / various Sarah Vaughan and Louis Armstrong (LP) / AFX - Analord series (LP) / Bob Marley - various LP pressings of Exodus in a search for a decent one! / not music but have been going through some of the 70s BBC radio play adaptations of Raymond Chandler's novels - highly recommended (CD)

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user="JohnDuncan" wrote:
Not to pre-empt TM's response, but from my PoV he's an acquired taste - not immediate, but quite seductive eventually. Simply Vinyl used to do a 180g pressing of 'Grace' if you can find it (and if you have a t/t, obviously). Youtube has some stuff if you want to check him out for free first.
I found that it was a bit whiney really, but seems to be really popular. I'd take a guess that the original of hallelujah is better than Jeff's cover though.

currently listening to Smog - Dongs of Sevotion. Perfect midnight music. It was preceded by Bpnney Prince Billy - The Letting Go

What's Vampire Weekend like btw?

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user="Thaiman" wrote:

this wouldbe why i started this thread, i almost never put that on these days!

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Fast Eddie (and any other Metallica lovers), if you listen to LPs, you may be interested in this http://www.metallica.com/index.asp?item=600703

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The Vampire Weekend cd is a good debut album, it's extremely catchy with some great musicianship. Not normally my cup of tea (I tend to like more aggressive music) but once this gets into your head you'll be humming the toons all day long. There's an African feel to the songs and the keyboard playing sounds almost classical at times but the sum of the parts make it really enjoyable. Check it out FE.

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I'm off to buy the 1812 overture and holst's planets, so may pick it up at the same time.

this morning i've been listening to:

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user="Tear Drop" wrote:
Fast Eddie (and any other Metallica lovers), if you listen to LPs, you may be interested in this http://www.metallica.com/index.asp?item=600703
I have just heard these and they are NOT good, no bass whatsoever, a really bad mastering job, thin sounding. Comparing to my older copies confirms this. I take back my recommendation unreservedly. AVOID THE NEW METALLICA HALF-SPEED MASTERS ON LP.

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AVOID THE NEW METALLICA HALF-SPEED MASTERS ON LP.

Because it means those interminable songs go on twice as long. 

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user="Tear Drop" wrote:
AVOID THE NEW METALLICA HALF-SPEED MASTERS ON LP.

Because it means those interminable songs go on twice as long. 

Is it possible for something interminable to go on twice as long? Mathematically speaking, i mean.

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Try posting a thread entitled "Which mains cable for my PS3?" and I think you'll find it's entirely possible. 

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Because it means those interminable songs go on twice as long
How original, I've never seen musical snobbery on a hifi forum before...

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user="Tear Drop" wrote:
How original, I've never seen musical snobbery on a hifi forum before...

Not snobbery - metal fatigue. 

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user="Tear Drop" wrote:
How original, I've never seen musical snobbery on a hifi forum before...

You haven't been looking hard enough.

Anyhow, today's favourite is the new(ish) Four Tet e.p. 'Ringer'. Every home should have one.

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user="Tear Drop" wrote:
How original, I've never seen musical snobbery on a hifi forum before...

Not snobbery - metal fatigue. 

Ah now, Allan Holdsworth, that's better. That up-a-tone/down-a-tone harmonised riff - genius.........

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