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On the heels of our reissue of the Lilys 1999 cult classic The 3 Way,
we’re honored to bring you its predecessor of equal acclaim, 1996’s
Better Can’t Make Your Life Better. Together they form what most would
call the band’s pseudo British Invasion period, and in our opinion, two
of the greatest albums to come out of the 90s. This album found a new
audience via multiple tracks appearing in AMC’s Lodge 49. We’re honored
to bring you the first vinyl reissue of Better!
“After shaking off their early ’90s shoegaze guise, the Lilys delivered a
major-label debut that’s full of Kinks—in the big-K and little-k
senses. Better Can’t Make Your Life Better is classic Brit-rock
contorted. While ‘Shovel Into Spade Kit’ revs up on a snarling riff
you’d swear was emanating from an old Pye Records 45, Heasley spends the
rest of the circuitous song smashing up the vinyl and gluing the pieces
back together into curious new combinations.” Pitchfork
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*SEALED* Jacket still sealed in shrink original wrap; disc sold ungraded or "as is."
NM (Near Mint) Appears unplayed and will bear no marks, sleeve scuffs, or scratches.
EX+ (Excellent) May have one or two visible imperfections (i.e. sleeve scuffs, faint scratches, or other superficial marks) that will not affect playback.
VG+ (Very Good+) A few visible imperfections. These may include sleeve scuffs, light scratches, or other superficial marks.
VG (Very Good) Similar imperfections found on VG+ records but in slightly greater numbers. Records graded VG and above will typically not have any scratches that are deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
VG- (Very Good-) A number of visible imperfections; the presence of a considerable number of light scratches will force a VG- grade, as will the presence of significant isolated defects such as scratches deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
G (Good) Record can be played without skipping, but will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. G+ and G- are used to indicate stronger and weaker copies within this range.
*SW/DNAP* Slight warp, does not affect playback
*QUAD* Quadraphonic Sound, similar to today’s surround sound
All records are visually graded by our experienced staff, using a bright lamp and an Audio-Technica ATLP-120 turntable.