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Archers of Loaf

 

All the Nation's Airports

Alias A100, released 1996

Merge MRG435, released 2012

Fire FIRELP236, released 2012 (Europe)

The band's sound changed a little for this album. It was more of a commercial success, but has less kick than the previous ones. I know many who think this was their finest effort. I prefer the noisier stuff (except "Scenic Pastures", which is a gorgeous song). There is an interesting picture disc version of this record - it is a very heavy piece of vinyl with a picture of an airplane wheel on it. It also exists on on black vinyl. The picture disc price can fluctuate a bit, but is pretty easy to find.

Merge Records reissued All the Nation's Airports in 2012 on clear vinyl (as did Fire Records in Europe), with a download containing all sorts of bonus tracks (singles, demos, etc.).

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Alias A100 - Picture Disc 15-25 3 Stable
Alias A100 - Black 10-15 3 Down
Merge MRG435 - Clear 15-18 1 Stable
Fire FIRELP236 - Clear 15-18 1 Stable

This page was last updated on October 8, 2019.

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Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-199 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-499 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-999 copies or publicly sold ~10 times a year
1-3 Common: 1000+ copies, readily available, or publicly sold 20+ times a year

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