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    I've recently started collecting vinyl records, but I'm only getting ones where there's actually a noticable improvement in sound quality over a CD version--especially with a band like The Offspring, since I already have all their stuff on CD.
    So I was wondering, does anyone know if any specific albums sound significantly better on vinyl? I've never been satisfied with the sound of S/T and Smash on the CD versions, though from what I've heard that might simply be because the production was crappy to begin with.
    Additionally, are there any specific pressings you guys can recommend? Audiophiles are always telling me how first pressings of albums are supposedly better, plus I'm already a little wary of the recent Ignition and Smash reissues, given that Epitaph's recent track record with mastering albums is, well, pretty fucking shitty.

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    Good luck with collecting vinyls, ur competing with me, lol. ive been doing it for about 6 years. got most now except the Blackball/Ill be Waiting pressing of 500. the one with the sleeve. I hated the way they released them again on coloured vinyl. now i have to go buy them all again, lol. My favorite is the original prankster 12" and baghdad clear vinyl. awesome.

    its mostly personal preferance i think. if u like the sound of vinyl more on 1 album, youll probly like vinyl for all albums, its more of a vinyl vs cd battle, rather than album vs album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapsleftguitar View Post
    Good luck with collecting vinyls, ur competing with me, lol. ive been doing it for about 6 years. got most now except the Blackball/Ill be Waiting pressing of 500. the one with the sleeve. I hated the way they released them again on coloured vinyl. now i have to go buy them all again, lol. My favorite is the original prankster 12" and baghdad clear vinyl. awesome.

    its mostly personal preferance i think. if u like the sound of vinyl more on 1 album, youll probly like vinyl for all albums, its more of a vinyl vs cd battle, rather than album vs album.
    My bro got that blackball one as a birthday present... :X

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    blackball / I'll be waiting 1986 black label records vinyl 7''
    the offspring 1989 nemesis vinyl 12''
    baghdad 1991 nemesis vinyl 7''
    baghdad 1991 nemesis / headhunter 708 vinyl 7''
    baghdad 1991 nemesis vinyl 7''
    they were born to kill 1991 n/a vinyl 7''
    they were born to kill 1991 n/a vinyl 7''
    ignition 1992 epitaph vinyl 12''
    come out and play 1994 epitaph / ignition / semaphore vinyl 7''
    come out and play 1994 epitaph / godhead picture disc 10''
    come out and play 1994 epitaph / plastichead vinyl 12''
    smash 1994 epitaph vinyl 12''
    self esteem 1994 epitaph / golf / plastichead vinyl 12''
    self esteem 1994 epitaph / golf / plastichead vinyl 7''
    self esteem 1994 epitaph / munster records / comforte vinyl 7''
    blackball / I'll be waiting 1994 no label listed vinyl 7''
    gotta get away 1995 epitaph / out of step vinyl 7''
    the offspring 1995 nitro / epitaph vinyl 12''
    all I want 1997 epitaph europe vinyl 7''
    ixnay on the hombre 1997 epitaph europe vinyl 12''
    gone away 1997 epitaph europe vinyl 7''
    pretty fly (for a white guy) 1998 columbia vinyl 12''
    americana 1998 columbia picture disc 12''
    the kids arent alright 1999 columbia vinyl 12''
    original prankster 2000 columbia vinyl 12''
    conspiracy of one 2000 columbia vinyl 12''
    splinter 2003 columbia vinyl 12''
    hit that 2004 columbia picture disc 7''
    (can't get my) head around you 2004 columbia picture disc 7''
    ignition 2008 epitaph vinyl 12''
    smash 2008 epitaph vinyl 12''
    rise and fall, rage and grace 2008 columbia vinyl 12'

    That's what I've got so far.I like them all but head around you,americana, coap picture discs are the most beautiful.I also like rafrag, baghdad clear vinyl and smash remastered red version.And of course blackball 1986 with cover

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    Awesome collection Greekoldfan, however I think ThunderPX is more concerned with the actual sound quality of the vinyls rather than their physical aesthetics. Which I am also curious about.

    I've never been one for collecting vinyl, but I wouldn't mind seeking them out if the sound quality/mix is significantly different than the CD versions.
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    usually vinyl records have a more 'sweet' sound than cd's

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    Whenever I listen to one of the vinyls I don't hear that much of a difference. But somehow it just feels good removing that big black disc from the giant carton cover and carefully placing that needle on the vinyl and hear it start with some cracking noises.
    And of course, the artwork is 4-5 times bigger.
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