For better or worse, the ‘90s will be remembered for a lot of iconic moments, but mostly it will be for the music. There was the rise of Brit Pop and the battle between Oasis and Blur, Nirvana bringing grunge to the mainstream and influencing an entire generation to wear a plaid shirt, the Spice Girls taking over the world, and Jarvis Cocker’s stage invasion during Michael Jackson’s performance at the Brit Awards.
While music was more popular than virtually any other decade, vinyl was on the decline. CD was the chosen format, rendering cassettes obsolete, and causing vinyl sales to dwindle. Record companies began pressing less and stores rarely stocked anything other than the biggest selling titles. Now, many of the albums of the time are considered collector’s items and sell for premium prices.
We don’t always see that many collections of ‘90s vinyl here, but when we do, you can almost guarantee them to be of a high quality both in condition and content. Below are a few highlights we have in stock, and be sure to keep an eye on our latest arrivals.
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless: Classic original 1991 UK 11-track vinyl LP with hand-scratched matrices that read: CRELP-060-A5 DMM ASL TOWNHOUSE 3 MAX / CRELP-060-B5 DMM ASL TOWNHOUSE 3 MAX. One of the greatest examples of early nineties British guitar rock, with warm fuzzy guitar cascades over menacing sexy vocals and is also famous for ‘bankrupting’ Creation Records when Shields’ perfectionism resulted in long delays in the studio. The results were worth it!! The first pressing isstill considered the best sounding version by hardcore fans. The glossy picture sleeve [EX/EX-] is complete with the illustrated inner and shows a little ringwear & scuffing from shelf wear around the edges, with all text legible including along the spine. The vinyl is EX-, revealing only a few faint paper hairlines and the odd mild paper scuff. Increasingly in demand & essential .
Teenage Fanclub – Thirteen: 1993 UK Creation label 13-track vinyl LP, their fourth studio album including the singles Radio, Norman 3 and Hang On. The glossy picture sleeve shows some minor wear to the edges but comes complete with the picture inner which has just a little foxing present, while the vinyl has just the odd light scuff / hairline which have no effect on play
Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodies: Very rare 1992 UK limited edition ‘Chain With No Name’ issue 12-track double vinyl LP, complete with the exclusive 7″ vinyl single including Anyway That You Want Me and Why Don’t You Smile Now?. The hype-stickered glossy single-pocket picture sleeve has some light evidence of shelfwear with a little edge scuffing & a small spot of sticker wear to the front and comes with the individual picture inners, while despite a few light signs of play, all three vinyl discs appear in excellent condition .
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