Vinyl love: Phoebe Bridgers “Stranger in the alps”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Phoebe Bridgers
Album Title: Stranger in the alps
Year released: 2017
Details: Limited edition, lavender

The skinny: Some of you might recall this album as #10 on my Best albums of 2017 list. Phoebe Bridgers’ debut album is mostly quiet, deeply personal, literate, and almost too cool for its own good. And I love it to pieces.

Standout track: “Motion sickness”

Vinyl love: James “Seven”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: James
Album Title: Seven
Year released: 1992
Year reissued: 2017
Details: Double LP, Black vinyl, 180 gram

The skinny: On their fourth album, James followed their breakthrough with more of what made the previous album so successful, albeit with a bigger palette. Not my favourite album of theirs by a long shot, falling off a bit after the first three tracks, but they are some incredible tracks indeed.

Standout track: “Ring the bells”

Vinyl love: James “Gold mother”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: James
Album Title: Gold mother
Year released: 1990, 1991
Year reissued: 2017
Details: Double LP, Black vinyl, 180 gram

The skinny: Manchester’s James finally made a name for themselves with this, their third album. Originally released in 1990, it was reissued the following year with a slightly different track listing (and renamed as a self-titled album for the US). This new pressing is a combination of the two versions, featuring all the great and now iconic tunes, such as the one below, “How was it for you?”, “Top of the world”, and both versions of “Come home”.

Standout track: “Sit down”