Ever since I started collecting around 5 years ago, my holy grail was always "We Are The Romans" by Botch. Copies have always been around on ebay for no less than $100 so I never pulled the trigger on those. Last year, Hydra Head repressed them after they said they found extra jackets in their warehouse. Not sure if I even believe that story but whatever. I missed the online pre-order but they posted a list of record stores that got copies and one was by my house. I drove over there and sure enough I found it. When I went up to pay for it the guy just told me that was the only copy they received and he had just put it out on the floor that morning. Then he congratulated me on owning a classic record. Went home to play it and it was even greater than I imagined.
So what's my holy grail now? I honestly don't know. I own pretty much everything by my favorite bands. I guess something will come up in the future.
I really like the recent repressings of Thrice's TAITA and Vheissu, as well as Thursday's WATT and ACBTLD. I'm glad I got them both. Trying to get the rest of their respective discographies on vinyl. Also trying to get MovMou's Pneuma and Foreword on vinyl to compliment my copies of Waves and New Light.
I'd love to get JEW's Futures and Clarity on vinyl, as well as Brand New's Deja and TDAG.
Looking forward to hopefully getting Saosin's S/T for its first pressing. Would die if TTN was pressed onto vinyl.
I just started "getting into" vinyl records really recently, so there's still a lot of stuff I'd love to get. I won't count stuff that my girlfriend already has (since we live together and I can just listen to them whenever), so I think it would be cool to get Full Collapse and War All the Time, From Here to Infirmary, and The Blue Album, as well as a bunch of stuff from David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Bruce Springsteen.
I mean, there's so much stuff I'd love to have, though. Those are just albums that I think would sound especially good on vinyl. I've listened to Weezer once with a friend and it was as good as any listening experience I've ever had. The guitar sounds just translated so well.