Since the introduction of iTunes, Spotify and other streaming music programs, buying tangible albums has started to become obsolete. I am a big fan of vinyl. I love collected oldies, but I have really started buying current albums. There are some really great pieces of art on a lot of these albums, but it is also the actual vinyl that has become a hidden surprise.
I have picked a few of my favs, some I own and others on my wish list. Washed Out is first, not only are both of their albums have great design, but for their Paracosm album the vinyl is purple. I love being surprised when I see vinyl that isn’t your standard black.
Beach House is another great one, their cover is very simple, but the vinyl is all white. There is something so nice about an all white vinyl record spinning on my turntable.
Rhye’s Open, is on my wish list. This album was a special release for Record Store day and I wish I knew about it before hand. The vinyl for this album is CLEAR! How cool is that?
Future Islands’ In The Fall another wish list addition, I love the fall foliage imagery and the vinyl for this one is blue.
Lastly from my wish list Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream. The tricky thing about this album is there are some that have a red or pink vinyl. That is the one I want, so it will be challenge to find. But I am up for the challenge!
I LOVE VINYL!!