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Record Store Day Summary
04/18/09 at 08:47 PM by ExplodingStereo
For the people that still enjoy the idea of owning a physical piece of music rather than a bunch of iTunes files and crap, today was a pretty awesome day. Record Store Day has been something I've been looking forward to for a while, even more so after I unearthed my parents' legendary collection of vinyls last week. I basically jump to any excuse for going to a record store, but there were freebie EPs and compilations all over my local Newbury Comics, making it the equivalent of musical heaven (minus the fact that the Manchester Orchestra free EP was completely gone by the time I got there) I managed to grab a couple albums and EPs:

- Awesome free compilation with Anberlin and Owl City on it
- Fall Out Boy's Take This To Your Grave (never heard it before in my life, bought it on a whim; very good buy on my part, probably the second best FOB album in my book)
- Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (everyone tells me this is one of the best modern records to own on vinyl, will listen later tonight)
- The Gaslight Anthem's Live at Park Ave. EP (it's considered an EP, but it's the size of a 12-inch, so I'll include it here. Great EP, these guys, as always, know what they're doing. Brian's voice sounds as good as the album, glad I got the last copy in the store)

- Blink 182's They Came to Conquer Uranus (got it in see-through blue, pretty funny/awesome EP)
- Kings of Leon's Use Somebody/Knocked Up (Lykke Li Remix) (KOL is always good, but remix got kind of annoying fast, might grow on me, but just seemed weird replacing Caleb's vocals with whoever this Lykke Li chick is)
- Anberlin's Feel Good Drag/Blame Me! Blame Me! (Remix) (probably the worst-sounding single out of all the freebies, sounds like it was ripped from MySpace onto a really bad tape-recorder; the remix of "Blame Me!" is pretty much the same song except shorter. Love you, Anberlin, but this was a disappointment...)

Overall: Great haul today, bought nothing but vinyls. I was almost going to buy the new P.O.S. album on CD, but opted against it for FOB. It's scary how expensive the Radiohead EPs were ($20 for a three song EP; sorry, I like Radiohead, but not that much) and how much Mutemath's was (again, 3 songs, $15. What?!) I think I got a pretty fair deal though on everything, anyone else get anything?
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