Vinyl For Beginners.
Ever since the invention of vinyl it’s always been the purest and without question the best way to play music. Since it’s had a massive comeback in the last few years with the sales of vinyl and record players, many people are intrigued to invest in buying one yet they’re clueless about where to start. So, here’s some tips and record suggestions based on how I started my collection!
* What to start with?
Choosing the perfect first record can be very tricky but, here are some of the greatest albums all of time which are beautiful to listen to on vinyl.
Ok Computer – Radiohead.
Widely known for being one of the most highly rated albums as of today. The beauty of this album explores the happy-sad genre which Radiohead are so notorious for. Listening to this album all the way through is an incredible experience and will most likely make you cry (in the best way possible).
Unknown Pleasures – Joy Division.
The structure of this album is just insanely pure.
Ian Curtis’ voice will transform your bedroom into an oblivion of perfection.
The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses.
As this was my first album on vinyl I highly recommend this as a starting point. The contrast of the songs and how it progresses from ‘I wanna be adored’ to ‘I am the resurrection’ is truly sublime. You’ll also most definitely fall in love with 90s Ian Brown.
Definitely Maybe – Oasis.
An album I don’t think anyone can get even slightly bored of. Liam Gallagher’s raspy voice accompanied by Noel Gallagher’s genius lyrics is one of the most breathtaking things in the world.
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars – David Bowie.
This album is absolutely perfect, Bowie’s true talent is portrayed throughout every single song. A masterpiece.
Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not – Arctic Monkeys.
One of my favourite albums. The transition from the rough alternative which Alex Turner is so perfect for and then finishing with ‘A Certain Romance’ makes this album beyond compare.
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles.
Every time I listen to this album on vinyl I feel as if I’m on a completely different planet. It’s a true work of art which includes some underrated gems.
Anthems For Doomed Youth – The Libertines.
A lot more recent but, really great to listen to on vinyl and ‘You’re My Waterloo’ sounds amazing with the crackling of the player.
Disintegration – The Cure.
Robert Smith’s unique voice makes this slightly terrifying album into pure beauty. ‘Pictures Of You’ includes some of the best lyrics of all time.
The Queen Is Dead – The Smiths.
There’s no words to describe how intense and just faultless this album is. Morrissey and Marr’s talent combined into one grand album. Perfect on vinyl.
So…that’s 10 albums which are perfect to start off with if you’re interested in investing in the world of vinyl. I hope it’s somewhat helped!