Just recently I published a list of my favorite albums from 1981, and included on it the self-titled album by Monitor, the mysterious and spooky LA-area band. This is honestly, honestly, one of my favorite recordings ever. Over the years this has become a hard album to hear: original copies are scarce, and I've never heard a digital vinyl-rip that sounded any good.
So I'm thrilled to report that in a neat trick of good timing, this lonnnnng out-of-print masterpiece has finally been released on CD, and is available to buy here. Even better news is that the original tapes have been remastered, because you could always tell that the vinyl version, as good as it was, was a bit of a botched job in that respect, so there's a good chance that this re-issue will sound significantly better than the original release.
Get it now! I promise you won't regret it.