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The Reputation - Albums and Singles

The Reputation is my favorite band of the '00s, and it's not close. This is great stuff. Go get it. Go. I'll wait.

The Reputation

Initial Records IR49 CD, released 2002

Elizabeth eventually got another band together, and this was the product. This album is freakin' fantastic. There I was, blithely going about my daily business, living an unenlightened Elmore-less existence. I was sitting at my computer in 2006 in Switzerland. I had my iTunes library on shuffle. Suddenly, the demo version of "For the Win" (from the Fields and Streams compilation) started playing. My head tilted a little in confusion. Then, I proceeded to listen to that song about 15 times in a row. My initial reaction to this album was that it sounded like the female subject of some of Greg Dulli's songs voicing her take on everything. It's really, really good. CD only.

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Initial IR49 10 5 Stable

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To Force a Fate

Lookout LT0594CD, released 2004

The Reputation's 2004 second album was also very good. I thought the first one was a bit better, but that's just one guy's opinion - it was better than anything else that came out in 2004. It doesn't seem like something that should have been on Lookout. Solid release, only on CD.

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Lookout LT0594CD 2-4 2 Stable

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Either Coast EP

UNRELEASED

Planned as Synesthetic Recordings SYRE 009

The vinyl story for The Reputation is largely about what didn't happen. This single was planned as a 2004 Norwegian release, and was supposed to have contained demo versions of three songs from the first Rep album. The single never came to fruition. I have confirmed that there was never even a test pressing made. The band released at least one of the demos digitally (I think it was on MySpace). The image you see above was intended to be the sleeve artwork.

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Let This Rest b/w Killing Word Split 7"

Lookout CP4404, released 2004

Right. Tracking this one down was maddening. Elizabeth Elmore told me it existed, but years passed before I had any other information about it. Then, out of nowhere, someone contacted me through the site. Suddenly, game on...this was a red vinyl promotional split 7" that was pressed for a Red Stripe beer promotion. I have no idea how few of these were made, but I do know that it was really, really tough to track down. It was actually the only record featured on this site for which I had no image (or any concrete information). Fortunately, those days are gone.

In the last few years, one or two other copies have surfaced. The demand seems to be pretty low, so it has been inexpensive (but it shouldn't be).

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Lookout CP4404 Red 10-15 8 Down
Credits Haley: Almost all of the information above. She came up with a copy of this one. I did not even have pictures of it beforehand.

This page was last updated on December 7, 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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