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  1. Spot on Greg. A bright LED light will generally show up this sort of damage. Second hand records that have looked great in the shop look god awful when I bring them home and put them under my light. I really must get myself a good LED torch...
  2. Yep. I reckon it's more effective at 40 degrees or so (more subjective, based on experience - I haven't done any conclusive experiments to prove it). No problems vacuuming afterwards.
  3. It tastes too bloody good too Peter...
  4. Currently Spinning

    Kicking the weekend off by streaming Marlon Williams new album - Make Way For Love. If you like Roy Orbison, Chris Isaak, Richard Hawley and the like, then this album will be for you. It was written post break up with Aldous Harding and is awash with reverb and heartbreak. The post breakup duet with Aldous, Nobody Gets What They Want Any More is a stunner. The album is superb.
  5. Amp vs Amp

    Something sounds strange here @JPete9. Do you have a test CD or test record to check everything is in phase with the Topaz? Valves do have a burn in period, but should be providing great imaging out of the box.
  6. SNA 2017 Playlist

    After being thoroughly chastised by Herr Hensa prior to the War On Drugs gig this week, I feel compelled to add mine: Thinking of a Place - War on Drugs (even if you have to flip it over halfway through @scuzzii ). Easily my favourite for the year, so I'm going with it even though it's already on the list. Tiwàyyen - Tinariwen The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows - Gang of Youths (probably prefer Don't Let Your Spirit Wane, so I'll add this to give another song I love off the album) The System Only Dream In Total Darkness - The National Sugar for the Pill - Slowdive Fountain of Good Fortune - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Given that No 1 and No 3 are already on your list, I've given my top 5 that came immediately to mind...
  7. Currently Spinning

    Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger. Bought this on CD when it came out. Just grabbed a copy of the 2003 EU re-press. It's cheap as chips and sounds fantastic - great pressing and great mastering. Easily blows my CD out of the water with its dynamics.
  8. Rigged! I wuz robbed! Congrats @rantan and enjoy your new album mate. We all expect a report back on it in Currently Spinning.
  9. I'll put my hand up. Always keen to hear something new and interesting...
  10. Currently Purchasing

    Responding to a post from @PKay in Currently Spinning regarding a group buy of Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger In The Alps. I thought it would be best to move it over here. On Bandcamp, it's $22.50 + $15 shipping. Each extra copy costs $5 additional shipping. On Amazon UK it's $34.30 inc shipping for one, or $65 for 2. Is anyone else interested in a copy? @Y B?
  11. Currently Spinning

    Great album Max. I don't have it on vinyl, but I've listened to the ltd edition lavender pressing and it's noisy as hell. There's also a black vinyl version, but I haven't heard any reports on that. If you manage to find out, please let me know. This is definitely on my must buy on vinyl list. @Hensa @PKay @scuzzii this is one that'll be very much to your tastes I reckon.
  12. Currently Spinning

    Darkside - Psychic
  13. Currently Spinning

    One of my all time favourites! Listening to David Bowie - Blackstar and staying out of the heat. Original EU Celebrate pressing is da bomb.
  14. Currently Spinning

    Wilco - Alpha Mike Foxtrot Not a half bad way to kick off the weekend.
  15. Currently Spinning

    Shout it from the rooftops! I'm assuming you're getting this on CD not record given the absurd price of the vinyl? Re your earlier question, Sonny Landreth is definitely not the father of David and Joey. However, their dad - Wally - is a respected musician from Winnipeg. I have no clue whether Sonny is related to the Canadian Landreth clan. P.S. If you get the chance to see them live, jump at the opportunity. I saw them a couple of years ago at the now defunct Newtown Social Club in Sydney. The audience was tiny - their energy and abilities huge.