This going to be a blog where I can boast about various albums I've picked up recently. My stats page is at and my discogs page is discogs:fluxcore

So today two records turned up from Amazon, from an order of four records I placed a few weeks ago.

Miss Kittin & The Hacker - Two (I'm a very 80s electro kinda guy and like the electroclash movement quite a lot. Miss Kittin pretty much rules that field)


Dimmu Borgir - Abrahadabra (been a fan of theirs for a few years now, and I think Abrahadabra is a great album. I'm sure it's too "sell-out" for many black metal fans, but I appreciate it just as much as their older albums)

Cut Copy - Zonoscope was the other record which has arrived previously. I loved their In Ghost Colours album, which I've currently got waiting for me in Australia on vinyl, and Zonoscope grew on me greatly. Great electro pop psychedelia stuff.

All albums I've listened to a great deal in the past few months. I've got to say, I love Amazon's packaging. Totally recyclable. The shipping and general order process is pretty hard to beat too. Including shipping, the average price of each of the records was $30NZD.

Unfortunately the last of the order (Yelle - Safari Disco Club) has failed to ship, it was due to release about a week after I placed the order but never turned up as stock. I'm still awaiting further notice of whether I'll ever get it or not. Really love that album, too.

I've really been addicted to grabbing vinyl recently after sorting out my record player (a Garrard SP-25 mkIV I picked up off trademe, with an AudioTechnica AT95e I imported, through a NAD PP-2). Tracked down a copy of Tame Impala - Innerspeaker (fantastic psychedelic rock a la The Beatles) and many 70s/80s records I've wanted for a while (The Police, Supertramp, Fleetwood Mac, Madonna, even U2 - War). And a lot of classical (mainly Bach), some of which is really fantastic.

On the CD front I picked up a copy of Bathory - The Return from the local Salvation Army, which I found hilarious.

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