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The Academy Is Press ‘Santi’ on Vinyl

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

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  2. Elder Lightning

    A lightning bolt without a cloud in the sky Supporter

    Yes! This is a must-own for me. Such a great (and still underrated) record.

    I'll probably grab the splatter variant.
  3. honkytonk

    Narcissism on narcotics

    Sweet, now let's get a tour going!
  4. knstadin

    Regular Prestigious

    Gosh.. I forgot how much I used to love that album! The production, guitar/bass tones and vocals were freakin' brilliant! "Unexpected Places", "Seed", "Sleeping with Giants" still sound so fresh.. shame the follow up was back to basic pop-punk sound :/
  5. midnightxtaylor


    I mean, this is what I was expecting from their FB updates, but I still keep reallllly hoping for a tour :tear:
  6. mattylikesfilms


    Such a fantastic underrated record. Their best by a landslide if you ask me.

    Too bad the fans wanted Almost Here pt. II

    Definitely buying this!
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  7. mattylikesfilms


    Where are you seeing the variants? I can't find them :tear:
  8. Elder Lightning Aug 2, 2017
    (Last edited: Aug 2, 2017)
    Elder Lightning

    A lightning bolt without a cloud in the sky Supporter

    Edit: Oops, forgot to reply to this. Yeah, Fast Times . . . was a huge letdown for me. I think I listened to it a couple times and just gave up.

    The picture in the original post. There is a clear/magenta split, and a clear with red and neon red splatter.

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  9. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    When it came out I did honestly. Santi grew on me year after year though so much!
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  10. Threads

    Regular Prestigious

    Will try to grab both of the variants but I'm going to prioritize the splatter. I'm not much for variant collecting but TAI was like the start of everything musically for me and and I already have Fast Times and all Almost Here colors, so why not?

    The messy part of me is still holding out for a random one-off show in Chicago. I will get myself there, if so.
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  11. mattylikesfilms


    Very nice! I'll get the magenta split :-)

    I definitely need to pick up Almost Here.
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  12. StoJa9


    I need to ask very ignorant question....I'm 39 and have never owned anything vinyl. Ever. What does it sound like compared to a CD, or rather, the medium I assume we all use the most, digital.

    It's something I've always wanted to get into but I know it can be expensive. Does it sound better or just different?
  13. Threads

    Regular Prestigious

    I'd say in like an ideal/perfect situation (a decent turntable, speakers, and good record pressing), vinyl genuinely sounds better than digital or CD. The issue usually comes from either less than stellar components or bad pressings (certain labels are worse with this than others) as far as the vinyl goes.

    Like I'd say 90% of my library sounds better on vinyl than it does on anything else I have access to. There's just the occasional outlier where things aren't so great. For an example similar to TAI, both From Under the Cork Tree and Infinity on High from Fall Out Boy were less than good in their most recent pressings. FUCT especially has too many tracks for the two records and the sound quality gets worse in the tail ends of each side.
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  14. mwahoo


    Am I making this up or wasn't there a story at the time this came out that Will had written an entire album's worth of material in some notebook that he somehow lost? And ended up re-writing everything and this was the result?
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  15. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    You're not making it up, I remember that story too. Idk how true it is but presumably it's what LAX to O'Hare is about bc he lost his notebook on that flight
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  16. mattylikesfilms


    Yup. I remember this. I would say it worked out in the end though ;-)
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  17. Daniel182

    Let's hold our breath until we disappear

    Finally! Definitely ordering this. Favorite TAI record for sure.
  18. AndrewSoup

    It's A Secret To Everyone Prestigious

    surprised FBR isn't pressing this!
  19. Threads

    Regular Prestigious

    I know traffic can't be helped but this was by far the worst vinyl buying experience I've had within the past 2 years or so. :upside::upside::upside:

    Order went through not twice, but three times. Emailed right away, so hopefully this can get fixed before my account takes a beating.
  20. Daniel182

    Let's hold our breath until we disappear

    I was afraid that would happen to me too with all the times I tried to submit my order, but I only see one charge/email currently. Fingers crossed.
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  21. mattylikesfilms


    Surprised everyone had issues ordering. I had zero ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  22. mattylikesfilms


    I was hesitant to order this after reading/hearing about the horrors of this label.. hopefully there's no issues with my order. Picking up the magenta/clear split :-)