For as long as I can remember, I was collecting vinyl records. The music was always the main draw, but it’s the packaging of these 12 inch discs that keep me loyal to the format even in the age of digital media. For many people like me, listening to natural analog sound while getting lost in the larger-than-life record sleeve is more gratifying than the sounds of ones and zeros.
As I’m writing these, I have over four hundred (and growing) LP’s of mainly rock albums spanning the 60’s through today in addition to five boxes of 7″ singles. But one day I realized that out of all these records, I had only actively listened to a small percentage of them. By this I mean putting the record onto the platter, eliminating all outside distraction and really paying attention to the music. Maybe it’s time to show a little more appreciation to my collection.
After having a record from my collection randomly selected, I will listen to each and every note that comes from the groove, after which I will give my overall impression of said record. While this is intended to be fun, I do have a few goals I hope to reach with this blog:
When reading this blog, please keep in mind that I am not a professional music critic, nor am I striving to be one. While I certainly am full of opinions, insights, praise and criticism – I offer these with a far smaller cache of musical knowledge than most professional critics. Spend your music dollar by what I have to say at your own risk.
If you have any questions, thoughts or opinions on a particular record, I do encourage you to leave a comment.