I’ve been collecting vinyl records now for a good two years and while my collection is by no means complete (is it ever?), it has become quite sizeable.
While spending time in the PNW, I have been scouring record stores for some gems and I’ve recently stumbled across a few albums that I couldn’t pass up.
My love for The National still reigns supreme, so when I found a copy of their latest album Trouble Will Find Me, I absolutely had to pick it up. It’s a beautiful gatefold copy with two records and I am excited to give this a spin.
The other record I picked up is something I have been looking for for a while now, so I was really happy when I came across Death From Above 1979‘s debut album You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine. This 2004 album is so cool and really particular in its sound, so I feel like vinyl is the perfect medium to play this on. I know they’ve released a second album pretty recently, which I haven’t checked out yet, but this one definitely is a classic that belongs in any good collection.
I’m pretty happy with my picks and while I’ve tried to wean myself of buying too many records before I go back home, but there still is a Brand New’s Deja Entendu-sized hole in my vinyl-loving heart, so we’ll have to see…