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Various Artists, 89.3 The Current, 2005 on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR 116)

Great compilation of recordings made in the studios of Minnesota Public Radio. The Current is the branded name for KCMP, 89.3, and was created when MPR bought WCAL-FM,…

The Magnetic Fields, i, 2004 on Nonesuch

All the songs on the album start with the letter i, a very Stephin Merritt thing to do. (Is this also related to the “i” in his first…

Steve Earle, Townes: The Basics, 2021 on New West

As the back cover explains, the album Townes (a collection of Townes Van Zandt covers) was released in 2009 – but this LP collects the solo guitar and…

Santigold, Santigold, 2008 on Downtown / Lizard King

My copy is the recent Vinyl Me Please reissue on “gold nugget” vinyl. This is a 15th anniversary edition with an “art print” by Isabelle Lumpkin (Narcissister) who…

Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend, 2008 on XL Recordings.

Debut album from Vampire Weekend, including Oxford Comma and Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa. How could I not love a band with grooves like this and references to punctuation?…

Dirty Projectors, Bitte Orca, 2009 on Domino (DNO217LP).

My copy is the 2020 reissue by Vinyl Me, Please (WIGLP229X-VMP), which is a 2xLP version with five live songs recorded by Dig for Fire for the series…

Death Cab for Cutie, Transatlanticism, 2003 on Barsuk

Death Cab’s monumental breakout album. My copy is a 20th anniversary 2023 reissue by Vinyl Me Please on red marble vinyl, with listening notes by Sean Nelson (from…

Clem Snide, The Ghost of Fashion, 2001 on Cooking Vinyl

Originally released (on CD) by SpinART in the US and Cooking Vinyl in Europe, then released in 2011 on vinyl by Microfiche Records. My copy is a 2022…

Neil Young, Live at Massey Hall 1971, 2020 on Reprise

Dating this one is a bit tricky – recorded in 1971, released on CD unofficially in 2005 and officially in 2007, but on vinyl for the first time…

AIR, 10 000 Hz Legend, 2001 on Source/Virgin.

I’ve long been a huge fan of Moon Safari, AIR’s debut album. This LP came four years later, with the soundtrack to the Virgin Suicides coming in between….

Neko Case, Live from Austin TX, 2007 on New West.

This was released on CD (and DVD) back in 2007, and discogs has an entry for a test pressing on vinyl back then, but I’m not sure it…

Adele, 19, 2008 on XL Recordings / Columbia

Her massive debut album, originally released in 2008. My copy is a later reissue but I’m not sure what year it was issued. Included the hit “Chasing Pavements”…

Sia, Some People Have Real Problems, 2008 on Monkey Puzzle Records

Sia’s fourth album as a solo artist, and her first on Monkey Puzzle Records. This is right around when I first heard Sia – a version of “I…

She & Him, Volume One, 2008 on Merge

Debut album for the duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. Covers of “You Really Got a Hold on Me” and “I Should Have Known Better” plus a…

Missy Elliott, Under Construction, 2002 on Elektra / The Goldmind, Inc.

Originally released in 2002 – my copy is a Vinyl Me, Please 20th anniversary reissue from 2023 on “orange crush” vinyl. What a fantastic release – working with…

Fiona Apple, Extraordinary Machine, 2005 on Epic / Clean Slate

My copy is a 2022 reissue by Vinyl Me, Please. This was Apple’s third LP. The album was initially completed in 2003 with production by John Brion, but…

The Magic Numbers, The Magic Numbers, 2005 on Heavenly / Capitol

The debut self-titled album from The Magic Numbers, which came out in 2005 on Capitol in the US, but on Heavenly in the UK and EMI in other…

Interpol, Turn on the Bright Lights, 2002 on Matador Records

Originally released in 2002, this was Interpol’s debut album (they had an EP out before this). My copy is the 2022 Vinyl Me, Please reissue on red vinyl….

Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, 2002 on Nonesuch.

Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, 2002 on Nonesuch. Spent the weekend deep into the 2022 box set reissue of YHF, complete with multiple LPs worth of demos and alternate…

Bright Eyes, I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning, 2005 on Saddle Creek.

Bright Eyes, I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning, 2005 on Saddle Creek. My copy is the 2022 Vinyl Me, Please reissue on Dead Oceans, which looks and sounds fantastic.