Two new records that are getting regular rotate amongst the many:
Four Tet's New Energy (utterly sublime album)
LCD Soundsystem's American Dream (I think it might actually be his/their best album)
Unfortunately I had to return a copy of Mazzy Star's So Tonight That I Might See which i got last week as I had assumed it was the 2017 Capitol pressing and as soon as I put it on, I realised my error. It was a 2015 Plain Recordings pressing and the quality was dire. most of the record was perfectly listenable, but from the lead-in on side one til nearly the end of the first track was a low pulsing tone that just ruined it. miserable pressing!
bloody hell. and then i fell off the back. just remembered again today as i'm musing about clearing out some vinyl as space is limited.
long story short, had a very happy 10 years with the pro-ject xpression III but nostalgia has been creeping, and I eventually hunted down a fairly top condition SL-1200 mk2, rewired the tone-arm with silky VDH threads and direct wired it to a precision sound lab rca module. kept the ortofon 2m blue from the previous table and it all runs very happily.
now i have a nice blocky nod to my youth and years of DJing back in my life and couldn't be happier!
I think it looks a bit ugly compared to a Yamaha, but the ARC is what sold me. Anthem appear to focus on sound quality rather than frills. I 'only' need 9 amplified channels as I am going to keep my Pass Labs pre/power for the front speakers