Record Store Day is often used to collect new or limited edition vinyl, but why not go against the grain and do a deep dive?
Saturday (April 13) is a day of events for music lovers, especially those fascinated with the crackles and pops of an enjoyable vinyl. As record stores bring out their best pieces, Sonos has done the same with their vinyl set ($799 USD) that includes a Play:5 and a Pro-Ject Essential III Phono. The innovative setup allows you to use their helpful app to play the records (if you’re trying to live in the future).
But you can’t have a setup without records. Beastie Boys, NWA, Eminem and Outkast all have must-have albums to add to your collection, but there are many others that deserve a spin.
Enjoy these picks and make sure you add them to your collection today.
Diana Ross, Everything Is Everything (1970)
Donna Summer, Donna Summer on The Radio Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 (1979)
J.Cole, KOD (2018)
Childish Gambino, Awaken My Love! Virtual Reality Vinyl (2017)
Miriam Makeba, The Voice Of Africa (1964)
Nipsey Hussle, Victory Lap (2LP Vinyl) (2018)
Flying Lotus, Captian Murphy’s Duality (2012)
Editor’s Note: Flying Lotus’ alter ego project is extremely hard to find so save your coins for when it comes your way.
Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (1984)
Jay-Z, 4:44 (2017)
Editor’s Note: Okay, we know officially the album isn’t on vinyl, so be wary of bootleggers. This is also a gentle reminder for Mr. Carter to drop his critically acclaimed album on wax!
J.I.D., The Never Story (2018)
Learn more about Sonos’ vinyl set here.