11:03 AM on 12/03/10
wait. what were we talking about?
my five would be:
Converge's Jane Doe (2xLP) repress - looks and sounds so damn good. So glad I finally have this one on vinyl. Loved the larger than life layout and gatefold. The best thing? The A,B,C,D is labeled J,A,N,E.
Fang Island's s/t - Pretty simple stock and layout. The one thing that blew me away? The fireworks on the inside of the sleeve. Talk about attention to detail.
Portugal. The Man's American Ghetto - Probably the best sounding album I've picked up this year. I know there's a lot of talk of simply putting the compressed files on vinyl and losing the original intention of pressing your music on the dead format. This one just simply sounds awesome.
Touche Amore/La Dispute's Searching for a Pules/Weight of the World - I remember Vass telling me about the layout at SXSW this year and then saying it was switched up a bit later. Either way, this one came out completely awesome. Great songs from great bands in great packaging.
Glassjaw singles - Not only glad we're getting some new recordings, but I like the GJ cut and simplicity of the singles. Nothing more, nothing less. Now, just waiting to grab a copy of "Stars" and the one this month.
Also, I missed out on the glow in the dark TSL/PBTT split...bummed, but asked for the regular one from Santa this year...