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Vinyl, I wanna love you but you make it so damn hard

I want to love you vinyl. I really do. Unfortunately you’re just not as *inherently* good sounding as digital music, and you’re a bit toxic…

Vinyl records have inherent distortions in playback, especially when you get to the inner grooves. So why *in practice* does vinyl often sound better than digital music playback? The simple answer is that digital is often done badly.

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Your Holiday Playlist

I have a wee pressie for you: the latest instalment of my “You May Not Have Heard” playlist. It’s twenty songs that have sonically and emotionally inspired me. The song order is designed to flow using my patented playlist formula 😉 Sorry it’s Spotify only. I’m all ears if anyone knows a way to easily make this available on other platforms.

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The Ten Albums Thing

Ok I’ll bite. A few friends requested I do the ten albums thing, but I couldn’t abide by the rules, in particular the “no explanation” one. So here’s a list of ten albums that have influenced me, with a wee bit of explanation. The order is chronological by year of release:

Violent Femmes album cover
Violent Femmes (1983) – Violent Femmes