10 Essential Records You Need for Your Collection

10 essential records

While music is personal for each listener, there are some records every collector should own, regardless of age or musical preferences. These are some of the top vinyl records to collect.


Fleetwood Mac RumoursRumors – Fleetwood Mac

As one of the top-selling albums in the past decade, “Rumors” is full of hits listeners of any age can appreciate. 


Dolly parton JoleneJoelene – Dolly Parton

Considering that a love of Dolly Parton can offer a common ground for even the bitterest of enemies, it makes sense to own at least one record from her discography on vinyl. “Joelene” perfectly captures one of the most exciting and ground-breaking times in country music.

The Beatles - Abbey Road album cover art Abbey Road – The Beatles

We’ve all seen the cover, and with an impressive lineup of instant classics, this album is an essential record to own.


Let it bleed - Rolling StonesLet It Bleed – Rolling Stones

“Let it Bleed” is one of the best ways to show you’re a real collector. This classic album combines blues with hard rock for an essential listening experience.


Golden hour - Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour – Kacey Musgraves

Only some people can create an album that features acoustic instruments, country themes and disco energy — and even fewer people can combine all three to have a Grammy-winning album. “Golden Hour” by Kacey Musgraves is a delightful reimagination that defies traditional music boundaries while making it look effortless.

Punisher Phoebe BridgesPunisher – Phoebe Bridgers

While this dreamy record is worth purchasing for the stark cover art alone, the ethereal instruments and haunting vocals make it an album that stays with you long after your turntable stops.


Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IVLed Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin

“Led Zeppelin IV” is most famous for Stairway to Heaven, but this album has plenty of gems to enjoy, such as “Black Dog” and ”Going to California.”


Bad Girls Donna SummerBad Girls – Donna Summer

The Queen of Disco deserves a spot in anyone’s collection, and “Bad Girls” is one of the grooviest must-have albums of all time.


lana del reyChemtrails Over the Country Club – Lana Del Rey

“Chemtrails Over the Country Club” is Del Rey’s seventh studio album, and it’s safe to say this record is a lyrical masterpiece. Evocative of stories untold and becoming lost in slowly fading memories, this album is a must for music lovers.

Miseducation of Lauryn hillThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill

Finding a debut album as completely magical as Lauryn Hill’s is challenging. This classic album is an excellent addition to any collection.


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