The Best Albums to Own on Vinyl. There is something special about listening to an album in full on vinyl just as the way the artist intended. Listening to an album on vinyl can provide a far greater experience, especially as it is a lot more tactile. There are also a handful of records that simply sound better on vinyl and these should be in any collector and/or music fan’s vinyl collection. Read on to find out what these albums are.
Arctic Monkey: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
The debut album from the now iconic Sheffield-based rock band is a great addition to any record collection. The Arctic Monkeys have many great albums to their name these days and each is different from the last, but there is something special about the debut album with classic songs like “The View From the Afternoon”, “Riot Van” and, of course, “I Bet That You Look Good on the Dance Floor”.
The Beatles: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
No record collection is complete without a few Beatles records and the top of your shopping list should be Sgt Peppers. Not only is this one of the band’s most iconic releases dating back to 1967, but it also comes with a brilliant package. It features incredible artwork, cardboard cutouts made by Sir Peter Blake and even a secret track engraved into side two.
Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
Even those that do not consider themselves a fan of electronic music have a love for Random Access Memories by the (recently retired) French duo Daft Punk. This is an album that dominated following its release in 2013 with the music paying tribute to the music from the 70s and 80s, which is also reflected in the packaging. It is also the duo’s richest-sounding record and sounds especially good on a turntable.
Any Winehouse: Back to Black
Amy Whitehouse’s legendary voice needs to be heard on vinyl to hear its real power and Back to Black’s jazz-based sound makes this a fantastic record to own. This album contains many of the late singer’s most popular songs, including “Rehab”, “Love is a Losing Game” and “Tears Dry on Their Own”.
Metallica: Black Album
Metallica has enjoyed a resurgence in recent times and found a much younger audience as a result of the song “Master of Puppets” appearing on Stranger Things. It is the iconic Black Album that sounds best on vinyl, though, with the 2021 reissue showcasing their legendary heavy sound particularly on “Enter Sandman” and “The Unforgiven”.
These are a few of the best records to own on vinyl that will give you a superior listening experience.