I am seeing people in the YouTube Vinyl Community posting videos where they share the 10 albums they listen to most from their record collection, and as spins is something I actually track through a custom field I added into my Discogs Collection, I figured I’d throw my list together as well.Read More »The 10 Albums I Listen to Most on Vinyl
First things first: I love vinyl. Probably to the extent that it’s unhealthy. I love collecting records. I love adding new items to my collection. And while I absolutely love it, there are some definite drawbacks and major cons to be aware of if you are even thinking about getting started. In this post, I’m sharing 5 reaons why the LAST thing you should be doing right now is starting a record collection.Read More »5 Reasons to NOT Start a Vinyl Record Collection
I’m always looking at vinyl prices online, and in doing so I pretty frequently stumble across some phenomenal deals! Today, I’m going to share with you five records that are currently under $20 on Amazon that you should snap up today! This list includes a few classics as well as cult indie favorites.Read More »5 Essential Vinyl Records Under $20 on Amazon
My brother just got his first turntable. He’s never collected vinyl before and asked me for some tips. So, here are the 5 things YOU need to know when buying vinyl records online, regardless of whether you are starting a new record collection or moving your buying into the digital space.Read More »5 Tips: How to Buy Vinyl Records Online
I’m currently building out a series of emails for people who sign up for my mailing list, and in doing so I’m recounting my journey through music, from becoming obsessed with discovering new music to channeling that passion into sharing the bands and records I love.
In the first message, I looked back at my first ever new album that I purchased on vinyl: Keep It Like A Secret by Built To Spill. Well friends, below is that story and the impact the band has had on my journey over the years.Read More »My First Vinyl Record Purchase: Keep it Like A Secret
We lost Neal Langford last week. He passed away at age 50.
While that name might not immediately sound familiar, his impact on indie music cannot be ignored.
Let me throw another, slightly more familiar name out there: James Mercer. Sound familiar? If so, that’s because Mercer is the frontman of The Shins and, in collaboration with producer Danger Mouse, Broken Bells.Read More »RIP Neal Langford of The Shins
The other day, I covered my top 10 favorite 10+ minute long indie songs. Today, I want to give nod to ten more lengthy tracks that didn’t make the cut simply because they didn’t quite reach the ten-minute mark.Read More »Top 10 Vinyl Indie Rock Songs Over 8 Minutes Long
The other weekend I was in Fort Worth and stopped by Doc’s Records & Vintage, a great little record store… Read More »Top 10 Indie Rock Songs Over 10 Minutes Long
Creation Records was founded in 1983 by Alan McGee, Dick Green, and Joe Foster. Previously known as Creation Artifacts, the label would go on to be hugely influential in the late 1980s and early 1990s, releasing a slew of albums that would come to dominate and define the shoegaze sub-genre.Read More »5 Essential Albums from Creation Records
Self-described bedroom pop purveyors Beach Fossils are back in 2023 with a new album called Bunny, and it is pretty damn good. But it’s also not what you might expect if you’re a long-time fan of the band. Today, I’m going to dig in, share what makes this album different, and show you my copy on baby blue marble vinyl.Read More »Beach Fossils | Bunny | Album Review