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Michael Jackson left us with many musical masterpieces, which is a fact no one can deny. However, what happens when you start splitting the finest of hairs and try to decide which of his pop masterpieces was better? The easy argument to make is "Thriller sold more, so it must be the best". In this …

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Although much of The Beatles catalog has been reissued and re-released many times, Giles Martin has been bringing a fresh perspective to many of The Beatles classic albums over the past decade. Some fans love these remixes, some dislike them and others are indifferent. In this video I'll share my t…

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What's in a name? For albums, a name can set the tone or announce the artists intentions or sometimes not mean anything at all. One of our viewers suggested the topic for this video, so we used one of their suggestions and added 4 our of own to round out 5 Great Album Titles. We'll share some great…

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Guns N' Roses released their first follow up to Appetite For Destruction in November 1988. The album contains previously released live material paired with new, acoustic songs. The EP was controversial due to the lyric content in the song "One In A Million", so it has yet to be reissued on vinyl in…

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No matter how long you've been collecting vinyl records or music in general, there's always something on your wish list. There are always other records out there that you know you want to own. In this video, I'll share some of the records that I have yet to find. An interesting note about this vide…

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Third Man Records have unleashed a fantastic White Stripes concert from November of 2001 as their latest Vault package. This show captures the band in their home town and arguably at the height of their powers. Having subscribed to the Vault for several years now, I've seen several offerings of var…

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Vinyl collectors come in all shapes, sizes & forms. No matter who you are or how long you've been collecting, we're willing to bet you have at least one album in your collection that you have a couple of different copies of. Some record collectors even set out to try to find every variant of an alb…

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Canadian progressive rock band Rush has a very loyal fan base. Their fanbase is very vocal if/when remasters or reissues aren't up to par. In 2015, some Rush titles were reissued on 200 gram vinyl to much praise. I bought a few of them upon release but had no idea how rare and sought after they wou…

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When collecting vinyl, do you feel the need to own every album by your favorite artists? If so, what do you consider to be "every album"? Is it just that artists studio recordings? Or maybe you including their live albums or greatest hits packages as well. What about unofficial/bootleg & live recor…

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During the 80s and early 90s, an endless supply of incredible rap albums were released. The two albums featured in this video were released in May and June of 1991, which was an amazing year in music for all genres. In this video, I'll share rare original pressings of "Original Gangster" by Ice-T a…

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Motley Crue has an enormous string of hits to their name. Over their career they've been provided us with some massive arena rock anthems that are known the world over. However, many of their albums have songs that are very underrated. In this video I'll share 5 Motley Crue songs that I think deser…

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Film scores have been a favorite for vinyl collectors for a long time. In the modern era, there are some great companies pressing special editions of film scores. In this video, I feature two of my favorites from Mondo Records and Rusted Wave records. The scores themselves sound fantastic but the r…

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Like most record collectors, I usually know what artists and albums I want to purchase. Have you ever purchased an album without hearing anything from the artist prior? I've had surprisingly good success with it so I thought I would share some of the purchases I've been very happy with. In this vid…

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Michael Jackson has some of the largest selling albums in music history. However, his later solo releases can be hard to find on vinyl. Both albums featured in this video are big favorites among fans and they both hold some incredibly underrated music from the King of Pop. In this video, I'll show …

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No one can deny the massive success Van Halen had after they replaced David Lee Roth with Sammy Hagar as their lead singer. However, which era of the band was better seems to be the topic of endless debate. In this video, I give my opinion on the topic while presenting arguments for both frontmen. …

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Three Snakes And One Charm is viewed by many fans of The Black Crowes as one of their most underrated albums. Released in July of 1996, it was given a very unique first pressing on vinyl. The 7" version of the album was never reissued and since become rare. The album did recieve another release on …

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Ozzy Osbourne has had an incredible career both as part of Black Sabbath and as a solo artist. In this video, I focus on his work as a solo artist having ranked my Top 5 favorite albums. This is merely meant to spark discussion and not meant as a definitive list for how I think anyone else should r…

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Skid Row is one of those bands that has some excellent, but very hard to find albums on vinyl. Thankfully, a big section of their catalog was recently reissued in a 7 LP boxed set called "Skid Row-The Atlantic Years: 1989-1996". In this video, I'll review the set and explain differences between the…

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Record Store Day releases are quite special to many record collectors. The list for each event can often be the topic of much debate. Regardless of my opinion of each particular list, I usually come away with at least a few records that I treasure. In this video, I share my pickups from the most re…

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10" vinyl records are kind of an overlooked category. I recently realized that I've collected more than I thought I had over the years. With their odd size and often varying speed differences, 10" records tend to go unnoticed. This is the second of a 2 part series where I'll show the pieces I"ve co…

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The latest in my series about new albums I've purchased over the past few months. In these videos I share the albums I've found in the past few months along with a little bit of info about why I bought each one. If you have any questions, leave a comment below!

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The Monkees were a fantastic and often underrated part of music history. With two members having passed on, Michael Nesmith & Micky Dolenz are carrying the bands legacy forward with recent concert tours. Their show is caprtured on this 2 LP set recently released by Rhino Records. Is the Monkees mag…

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