My vinyl collection

My vinyl collection started almost accidentally in the spring of 2012. My wife, Victoria, texted me from New York City asking me if I wanted her to pick me up a couple of records she had noticed at a street sale in Greenwich village. The two she ended up selecting were Oasis’s “Definitely maybe” and Talking Heads’ “Talking Heads ’77”, not a bad beginning in my opinion. And despite not having a turntable to play them on and much to my wife’s chagrin, I continued buying more and more vinyl.

I began to get excited about shopping for music again, reawakening that enjoyment of flipping through stacks of music in record stores and also the appreciation of the physicalness of music that was lost with the advent of the MP3. That excitement was only increased exponentially when I finally got my turntable in the summer of 2014 and I began to work my way through all the vinyl I had purchased and really started thinking about all the albums I still needed to purchase.

And these days, I have a collection that I am quite proud of and it will only get bigger and better (though I think my wife now regrets ever buying those first two records).


12″ (LPs or EPs)*

A

B

C

  • Camera Obscura “Underachievers please try harder” (2003) [180 gram]
  • Camera Obscura “Let’s get out of this country” (2006)
  • Camera Obscura “Desire lines” (2013)
  • Catherine Wheel “Ferment” (1992) [180 gram, gold, limited edition, number]
  • The Charlatans “Tellin’ stories” (1997) [Deluxe 2 x LP]
  • The Clash “London calling” (1979) [2 x 180 gram]
  • The Clientele “Strange geometry” (2005)
  • The Clientele “God save The Clientele” (2007) [10th anniversary, 180 gram]
  • The Clientele “Bonfires on the heath” (2009)
  • The Clientele “Music for the age of miracles” (2017)
  • Leonard Cohen “Greatest hits” (1975) [180 gram]
  • Leonard Cohen “The future” (1992) [180 gram]
  • Leonard Cohen “You want it darker” (2016)
  • Concrete Blonde “Bloodletting” (1990)
  • The Cure “Standing on a beach: The singles” (1986) [180 gram]
  • The Cure “Disintegration” (1989) [2 x 180 gram]

D

  • Dead Can Dance “Into the labyrinth” (1993) [2 x LP]
  • Death Cab for Cutie “Transatlanticism” (2003) [10th anniversary remaster, 2 x 180 gram]
  • Death Cab for Cutie “Plans” (2005) [2 x 180 gram]
  • The Decemberists “Castaways and cutouts” (2002)
  • The Decemberists “Her majesty…” (2003) [180 gram]
  • The Decemberists “The tain / 5 songs” (2004) [180 gram]
  • The Decemberists “Picaresque” (2005) [10th anniversary remaster, 2 x 180 gram, red]
  • The Decemberists “The crane wife” (2006) [2 x LP]
  • The Decemberists “The king is dead” (2011)
  • The Decemberists “What a terrible world, what a beautiful world” (2015) [2 x 180 gram, laser etching]
  • Depeche Mode “Some great reward” (1984) [2014 reissue, 180 gram]
  • Depeche Mode “101” (1989) [2 x 180 gram]
  • Depeche Mode “Violator” (1990) [180 gram]
  • Diamond Rings “Special affections” (2010)
  • Dum Dum Girls “End of daze EP” (2012)
  • Dum Dum Girls “Too true” (2014) [Loser edition, electric blue]

E

  • Elastica “Elastica” (1995) [translucent red]
  • Elbow “Asleep in the back” (2001) [2 x 180 gram, 45 rpm]
  • Elbow “Cast of thousands” (2003) [2 x 180 gram, 45 rpm]
  • Elbow “Leaders of the free world” (2005) [2 x 180 gram, 45 rpm]
  • Elbow “The seldom seen kid” (2008) [2 x LP, 45 rpm]
  • Elbow “The take off and landing of everything” (2014) [2 x 180 gram, 45 rpm]
  • Elbow “Little fictions” (2017) [180 gram]
  • Elephant Stone “Elephant Stone” (2013) [numbered 29/500]
  • Erasure “The innocents” (1988) [Erasure 30 limited edition, 180 gram]
  • Ex Cops “True hallucinations” (2013)

F

  • Father John Misty “Pure comedy” (2017) [2 x LP]
  • First Aid Kit “The lion’s roar” (2012) [180 gram]
  • First Aid Kit “Stay gold” (2014) [translucent gold]
  • Foxygen “We are the 21st century ambassadors of peace and magic” (2013)
  • Frightened Rabbit “Pedestrian verse” (2013)
  • Frightened Rabbit “Painting of a panic attack” (2016)

G

  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds” (2011) [180 gram]
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds “Chasing yesterday” (2015) [180 gram]
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds “Who built the moon?” (2017) [180 gram]
  • Gene “Olympian” (1995) [20th anniversary, 180 gram, blue]

H

  • The Happy Mondays “Pills ‘n’ thrills and bellyaches” (1990) [25th anniversary remaster, 180 gram, yellow]
  • Ron Hawkins & the Do Good Assassins “Garden songs” (2015) [180 gram]
  • Headlights “Kill them with kindness” (2006) [180 gram]

J

  • James “Laid” (1993) [2 x 180 gram]
  • James “Wah wah” (1994) [2 x 180 gram]
  • James “Hey ma” (2008)
  • James “La petite mort” (2014) [2 x LP]
  • James “Girl at the end of the world” (2016) [2 x LP]
  • Joy Division “Substance” (1988) [2 x 180 gram]

L

  • Levellers “Levelling the land” (1991) [25th anniversary, 2 x 180 gram]
  • The lowest of the Low “Shakespeare my butt” (1991) [2 x 180 gram]
  • Luna “Lunapark” (1992) [Long players 92-99 box set, white]
  • Luna “Bewitched” (1994) [Long players 92-99 box set, white]
  • Luna “Penthouse” (1995) [Long players 92-99 box set, white]
  • Luna “Pup tent” (1997) [Long players 92-99 box set, white]
  • Luna “The days of our nights” (1999) [Long players 92-99 box set, white]
  • Luna “Romantica” (2002) [RSD 2013, 180 gram]
  • Luna “Rendezvous” (2004) [clear vinyl, signed]
  • Luna “Rarities” (2016) [Long players 92-99 box set, white]
  • Luna “A sentimental education” (2017) [beer bottle colour, signed]
  • Lush “Gala” (1990) [Origami box, translucent vinyl]
  • Lush “Spooky” (1992) [Origami box, grey vinyl]
  • Lush “Split” (1994) [Origami box, red vinyl]
  • Lush “Lovelife” (1996) [Origami box, pink vinyl]
  • Lush “Topolino” (1996) [Origami box, yellow vinyl]

M

  • Kalle Mattson “Someday, the moon will be gold” (2014)
  • Metric “Old world underground, where are you now?” (2003)
  • Metric “Fantasies” (2009) [180 gram]
  • Metric “Synthetica” (2012) [2 x 180 gram, white, numbered 188, 45 rpm]
  • Morrissey “Your arsenal” (1992) [180 gram]
  • Mumford And Sons “Sigh no more” (2009)

N

  • Nap Eyes “Whine of the mystic” (2013)
  • Nap Eyes “Thought rock fish scale” (2016)
  • The National “Boxer” (2007) [yellow]
  • The National “High violet” (2010) [limited edition, 2 x 180 gram, violet]
  • The National “Trouble will find me” (2013) [2 x 180 gram]
  • The National “Sleep well beast” (2017) [2 x 180 gram, blue]
  • The New Pornographers “Brill bruisers” (2014)
  • The New Pornographers “Whiteout conditions” (2017)
  • No Joy “More faithful” (2015) [limited edition 180 gram]

O

  • Oasis “Definitely maybe” (1994) [2 x LP, used]
  • Oasis “(What’s the story) morning glory” (1995) [2 x 180 gram]
  • Oasis “Heathen chemistry” (2002) [2 x 180 gram, 45 rpm]
  • Oasis “Don’t believe the truth” (2005) [180 gram]
  • Of Monsters and Men “My head is an animal” (2012) [2 x LP, pink]
  • Operators “Blue wave” (2016) [white vinyl]
  • Christopher Owens “Lysandre” (2013)

P

  • Peter Bjorn And John “Writer’s block” (2006) [180 gram]
  • Phosphorescent “Muchacho” (2013)
  • Pixies “Doolittle” (1989) [180 gram]
  • The Pogues “Rum, sodomy & the lash” (1985) [180 gram]
  • The Pogues “If I should fall from grace with god” (1988) [180 gram]
  • The Postal Service “Give up” (2003) [10th anniversary edition, 3 x 180 gram]
  • Primal Scream “Screamadelica” (1991) [2 x 180 gram]
  • Pulp “Different class” (1995) [180 gram]

R

  • R.E.M. “Life’s rich pageant” (1986)
  • R.E.M. “Out of time” (1991) [25th anniversary, 180 gram]
  • R.E.M. “Automatic for the people” (1992) [25th anniversary, 180 gram]
  • The Radio Dept. “Clinging to a scheme” (2009) [180 gram]
  • The Radio Dept. “Running out of love” (2016)
  • Radiohead “The bends” (1994)
  • Radiohead “OK computer” (1997) [2 x 180 gram]
  • The Reverb Syndicate “Odyssey” (2015)
  • Ride “Nowhere” (1990) [180 gram]
  • Ride “OX4_ The best of Ride” (2001) [2 x 180 gram, red]
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage “Hometowns” (2009)
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage “Mended with gold” (2014) [black with gold speckle]
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage “The wild” (2017) (yellow, signed)

S

  • Sea Wolf “Old world romance” (2012)
  • The Shins “Heartworms” (2017) [180 gram]
  • The Sisters Of Mercy “Floodland” (1987) [180 gram, mobile fidelity, limited edition, numbered 4074]
  • The Sisters Of Mercy “Vision Thing” (1990) [box set, 4 x 180 gram]
  • The Sisters Of Mercy “Some girls wander by mistake” (1992) [box set, 4 x 180 gram]
  • Sloan “One chord to another” (1996) [180 gram]
  • Slowdive “Souvlaki” (1993) [180 gram]
  • Slowdive “Slowdive” (2017)
  • The Smiths “The Smiths” (1984) [180 gram]
  • The Smiths “Hatful of hollow” (1984) [180 gram]
  • The Smiths “Meat is murder” (1985) [180 gram]
  • The Smiths “The queen is dead” (1986) [180 gram]
  • The Smiths “Strangeways, here we come” (1987) [180 gram]
  • The Smiths “The world won’t listen” (1987) [2 x 180 gram]
  • The Smiths “Louder than bombs” (1987) [2 x 180 gram]
  • The Smiths “Rank” (1988) [2 x 180 gram]
  • The Specials “The Specials” (1979)
  • Spirit Of The West “Go figure” (1991) [original German pressing, numbered, signed]
  • Spiritualized “Pure phase” (1995) [2 x 180 gram]
  • Spiritualized “Ladies and gentlemen, we are floating in space” (1997) [2 x 180 gram]
  • Spiritualized “Royal Albert Hall October 10 1997” (1998) [2 x 180 gram]
  • Spiritualized “Let it come down” (2001) [2 x 180 gram]
  • St. Vincent “Masseduction” (2017) [hot pink]
  • Stars “Set yourself on fire” (2004) [180 gram]
  • Stars “In our bedroom after the war” (2007) [2 x LP]
  • Stars “The north” (2012) [translucent blue]
  • Stars “No one is lost” (2014) [2 x 180 gram, black/hot pink, signed]
  • Stars “There is no love in fluorescent light” (2017) [2 x LP, bone coloured]
  • The Stone Roses “The Stone Roses” (1989) [180 gram]
  • Suede “Coming up” (1996) [20th anniversary, 2 x LP, yellow]

T

  • Talking Heads “Talking Heads: 77” (1977) [used]
  • Temples “Sun structures” (2014)

V

  • Vampire Weekend “Modern vampires of the city” (2013) [white]
  • Various artists “Trainspotting soundtrack” (1996) [20th anniversary, 2 x 180 gram, orange]
  • The Veils “The runaway found” (2004) [180 gram, numbered, signed]
  • The Veils “Nux vomica” (2006) [180 gram, grey marble, numbered, signed]
  • The Veils “Sun gangs” (2009) [180 gram, turquoise marble, numbered, signed]
  • The Veils “Time stays, we go” (2013) [red]
  • The Velvet Underground “The Velvet Underground & Nico” (1967) [180 gram]
  • The Velvet Underground “Loaded” (1970) [RSD 2014, pink white black spatter]
  • The Verve “A northern soul” (1996) [20th anniversary, special edition, 2 x 180 gram]
  • The Verve “Urban hymns” (1997) [2 x 180 gram]

W

  • The Waterboys “Fisherman’s blues” (1988) [2006 remaster, 180 gram]
  • Wolf Parade “Apologies to the Queen Mary” (2005) [Deluxe ‘Loser’ edition, 3 x 180 gram, coloured]
  • Wolf Parade “Cry cry cry” (2017) [2 x LP, translucent red, etching]
  • The Wooden Sky “If I don’t come home, you’ll know I’m gone” (2009)

Y

  • Young Galaxy “Young Galaxy” (2007)
  • Young Galaxy “Invisible republic” (2009) [Deluxe, 2 x 180 gram, red spatter on clear vinyl]
  • Young Galaxy “Shapeshifting” (2011) [blue spatter on clear vinyl]
  • Young Galaxy “Ultramarine” (2013) [pink and blue vinyl]
  • Young Galaxy “Crying my heart out” (2013) [limited edition, 145/200]

Z

*Unless otherwise indicated, all albums were purchased brand new


7″ (singles)

D

  • Dum Dum Girls “Rimbaud eyes b/w Girls intuition” (2014) [white]

E

  • Elephant Stone “Love the sinner, hate the sin b/w Strangers” (2012) [white, signed]

S

  • Stars “The five ghosts” (2010) [signed, box set, 6 x 7″, limited edition, red, yellow, white, pink, purple and blue vinyl]

Y

  • Young Galaxy “Shoreless kid b/w Youth is wasted on the young” (2012)

Z