Vinyl love: Blur “Leisure”

(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: Blur
Album Title: Leisure
Year released: 1991
Year reissued: 2012
Details: 1 of 7 in Blur 21, anniversary box set, black vinyl, 180 gram

The skinny: The debut album by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, and Dave Rowntree, also known as Blur. It’s a bit messy, not knowing whether to lean towards baggy or shoegaze, two sounds that were both on their way out. Still, some fantastic tracks here.

Standout track: “There’s no other way”

Vinyl love: Belle And Sebastian “If you’re feeling sinister”

(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: Belle And Sebastian
Album Title: If you’re feeling sinister
Year released: 1996
Year reissued: 2014
Details: black vinyl, 180 gram, gatefold sleeve


The skinny: The second album by the critically-acclaimed Scottish indie pop collective was released a mere five months after its predecessor. It’s a collection of 10 tracks that are innocent and peppy in sound but dark and cynical in subject matter.

Standout track: “If you’re feeling sinister”

Vinyl love: The Beatles “Abbey road”

(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: The Beatles
Album Title: Abbey road
Year released: 1969
Year reissued: 2012
Details: black vinyl, 180 gram, stereo remaster

The skinny: The eleventh and final studio album by The Beatles has some very fine moments, despite what must have been a difficult recording session.

Standout track: “Here comes the sun”