So I've taken it upon myself to get the actual LPs of my top ten albums... and a few others.
I've managed so far to procure a reissue copy of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. I've seen OK Computer go on ebay less than a fortune. The Queen Is Dead seemed impossible at first, but I think ebay will solve this problem without robbing me of everything I have.
The big shocker, however, is Elliott Smith's Figure 8. Every copy that I've seen go on ebay has been at about the $250 mark
. Some even with a "buy it now" price that high. That's ridiculous. It's from 2000, but apparently very few were printed. I mean, come on, even fully autographed copies of the Queen Is Dead are going for less than that. Slowdive's Souvlaki is also going to prove near-impossible as well, I think, as I've seen some of their LESS popular ablums go for $160, which is monetary murder.
The other challenge is the Wrens' The Meadowlands as I don't think it was every released on vynil. :( What are you going to do?
However, the good news is that my brother has a copy of Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation, which is an album that I have recently gained a huge appreciation for. Some of this top ten might need revising... It's almost as though I have another top ten in my head that was more recently formed. Oh this is impossible to reason out. So there may be a "top ten of the moment" sort of list coming soon.
I'm also going to work on sorting out my favorite albums of this year so far. This list will definintely include Band of Horses' Everything All The Time and Love Is All's Nine Times That Same Song. Just a hint to check those out.