Vinyl love: Arcade Fire “Funeral”

(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: Arcade Fire
Album Title: Funeral
Year released: 2004
Details: black vinyl, 180 gram, embossed gatefold sleeve, “funeral pamphlet”


The skinny: The debut album by Montreal’s indie rock collective led by Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. It’s dark and uplifting, big and bombastic, informed by post-punk but with a voice all its own.

Standout track: “Rebellion (lies)”

Vinyl love: Amos the Transparent “This cold escape”

(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: Amos the transparent
Album Title: This cold escape
Year released: 2014
Details: ice blue vinyl, normal weight, gatefold jacket, signed

The skinny: The third full-length album by local Ottawa indie rockers is a concept album that seems to deal with choices, aging, dreams, and love. It plays like a symphonic journey through memories and dreams and reality. Lovely stuff.

Standout track: “That’s the life for me”

Vinyl love: Alvvays “Alvvays”

(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: Alvvays
Album Title: Alvvays
Year released: 2014
Details: electric blue vinyl, 180 gram


The skinny: The highly buzzed debut by the Toronto-based indie pop five-piece, led by Molly Rankin, is worth the hype. The album sounds like something pulled from the famed C86 compilation, all jangle, noise, and sunshine.

Standout track: “Archie, marry me”