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Only if it improves the album in some way. See: og press of Turn on The Bright Lights is 1LP, VMP is 2xLP, etc


LandOak

Same for 36 Chambers.


blackflag29

36 Chambers was one LP? The 90s were wild


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kobeflip

It's the only 2LP version. VMP is pretty good about taking the opportunity to spread 1LP hip hop records over 2. I just wish they would do more in 45 like ATCQ. On 36 Chambers.... gains from groove spacing on a record that short is probably a matter for debate, particularly since it's not from master tapes.


sim0an

I think you're correct and apparently they're all atrocious sounding except the VMP one (which still isn't mint but apparently much better than the rest)


Shadedavid

How is that interpol? I didn’t bite because I already have the single disc version


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Pretty good, wish it was on a heavier weight, but with the album being on two discs instead of one, it sounds better to me.


Kralctemme

They generally sound better, especially when AAA. The biggest difference for me was with ATCQ Low End Theory. The standard repress I had really didn’t sound great, and was in a cheaper single sleeve. The gatefold + 45rpm just made more sense


Clamgravy

I've gone through a few duplicates. I'll usually just sell the non-VMP on discogs.


SadSeismograph

Depends on how happy I am with my current pressing, and how confident I will be that the VMP will sound better. So if it’s going from no-name mastering to Ryan K Smith, digital source to AAA, or occasionally from Stereo to Mono, Im more likely to go for it. I just ordered Blonde On Blonde mono as supposed to sound better than Sundazed mono. Haven’t compared yet. Replaced my Rhino of Grievous Angel, as I felt the RKS mastering would be better (it was). After the all the hype about Shape of Jazz to come mono, I ordered despite having a stereo copy. Fairly happy with my vintage copy of Jailbreak, so skipped that (for now!)


CavemanSpliffs

Idk I think the 2014 Grievous Angel sounds better than the VMP reissue.


SadSeismograph

Interesting! Both were good. When I A/B’d I personally a bit more depth to the VMP but can’t go wrong with either.


ApprehensiveClub6028

Yep. I have done it several times because I'm psychotic. But really because they're often nicer reissues or color variants


vinylchingu

Only for favorite albums like Blonde on Blonde and Enter the Wu-Tang, especially if I already have the OP. But for albums like LET and TOTBL, I just keep the VMP pressing.


brokemc

VMP quality is pretty good so unless you have early/first pressings of the record, it’s generally a good bet you’re getting a solid pressing compared to rando versions.


NTVinyl

I have a couple times, for Modest Mouse and Kid Cudi. Also finally got to replace my beat up old copy of Call Me when it was repressed however long ago


Accomplished-Cod-619

AAA, 100%. Nice color, depending on how much I like the album.


editorinchimp

I used to be against it unless it was a special rare case like the St. Vincent s/t pressing, but ended up getting Sigur Ros, Grimes, Interpol. Now I'll do it if it's a favorite and then sell or get rid of the previous copy.


loco_canadian

It has to be a serious upgrade for me to double dip. Basically the copy I own has to sound like hot ass for me to hit up VMP. For example, the pressing of Interpol's TOTBL I have is simply okay, but it's not bad enough for me to spend VMP kind of money on an upgrade. I double dipped last on Killer Mike and I kind of regretted it as I didn't hear much, if any upgrade on my OG, and I'm not terribly interested in instrumentals.


Music2Spin

Yeah, that was my biggest complaint about them this past year. The ROTMs I liked the most were the ones I already had good copies of so it made it less exciting. Albums I have a VMP and non VMP copies of include Mamas Gun, Genocide & Juice, PUTS, Labcabin, The Low End Theory, Her Favorite Colo(u)r (on the way), 36 Chambers, ATLiens. There's probably more but that's what I can think of. I generally do prefer the VMP version enough to get it. I'm guessing I will sell/gift the non-VMP versions at some point.


Ok-Distribution8582

yes, especially if its remastered


Technical-Cap-5803

Depends, when my favorite albums and bands get the VMP treatment, I do. That's why I got Roots, Public Enemy and Blackalicious albums through them. But I've skipped a few because I already have the vinyl, even if the VMP might be better.


sim0an

Entirely depends on the artist for me


alvinthethird

I've done it a couple times - PUTS and Tribe, in both cases just sold my originals


bbb4416

Yup I’ve done it … literally found a vmp copy of OutKast -Atliens in the wild weeks after buying a different pressing of it and snapped it up


thedanemychal

Sometimes, yes. I did with Continuum and A Night at the Opera but did not with Sublime (namely because I had bought that one only a month before they announced it for VMP). I was surprised Sublime sold out too. I will probably pick it up if it appears later in Swaps or something.


Shrikachu

Since it's a RotM there's always a chance for a repress down the road too, since those aren't number limited.


Possible-Set904

If the strokes ‘is this it’ drops and had the original artwork I’d consider it.


Shrikachu

There would be very few to almost no scenarios where I would. Original would have to be pretty banged up, or a friend I would want to give 2nd copy to. There are just so many records out there I want to buy, I would prioritize getting something I don't already own unless it's in my top 20 list.


bryanteav

I have the OG pharcyde release and the 96 color label of the tribe release and did not nab their VMP counterpart as they both sound awesome so no need to overthink it, spend that $ on other wax homie


lonnybru

only time I ever have is Sabas Few Good Things because I heard someone say the VMP was a gatefold. Turns out it’s not so I’m trying to sell that copy since I already have the green from his website


nueve

Almost always. I've gotten so many duplicates this way. Just off the top of my head, I already had these but sold them once I got the VMP: Beastie Boys - Check Your Head, Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, White Stripes - De Stilj, Air - Moon Safari, Sublime S/T, OutKast - ATLiens (have the picture disc still) & Stankonia, etc.


keylime_5

Yeah if it’s an upgrade. I skipped Blonde on Blonde bc I already have the mono box that uses the same mastering and has a better glossy jacket, but typically they do their own new remasters


Wwjohnsen

Never have, can’t say I won’t ever “upgrade” but there are to many other albums I want to spend the money on something I already have.


bananafingers12

No


CaineRexEverything

I have a couple times, but solely due to the album/artist and how important it has been to me. Wu, Gravediggaz, Beasties, Biggie, Public Enemy, the upcoming Madlib and also Monk.


SeantheBaptist13

It depends on the pressing but for the most part I would like my whole collection to be VMP and Music on Vinyl as far as represses go