Just when we thought streaming would bury vinyl records and cassette tapes, we were absolutely wrong. Not only are they STILL popular but apparently, even kids today enjoy listening to these old school music players. And get this, it managed to retain its appeal because Amazon is selling vinyl record players packed with a lot of features like built-in speakers, bluetooth support and they’re portable too!
So you see, we reckon even in fifty years, nothing can touch the physical format even if streaming has its moments too. There’s just nothing like it. And so, we’re listing down ten essential vinyl records YOU NEED TO HAVE in your collection if you don’t have them already.
10. AC/DC – “Back In Black” (1980)
There’s so much to this album than just iconic songs. Not only did the band struggle after Bon Scott’s death, they also had to deal with problems during the recording sessions especially since there were tropical storms at the Bahamas. But all those hard work paid off big time.
9. The Rolling Stones – “Sticky Fingers” (1971)
It may not be as uninhibited and unapologetic as their other works but everyone agrees that this is one of their best albums.
8. Neil Young – “Harvest” (1972)
It took over a year to complete because of Neil Young’s back injury but when it was released, the consensus was that this is an absolute masterpiece.
7. Fleetwood Mac – “Rumours” (1977)
This may be full of drama but it’s a monster album for all that.
6. The Who – “Quadrophenia” (1973)
It’s overly ambitious but still a tour de force nonetheless.
5. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Are You Experienced?” (1967)
This is one of the most stunning debut albums in rock, so it’s a must-have in your record collection.
4. Pink Floyd – “The Dark Side Of The Moon” (1973)
The cover art is as legendary as the album itself, enough said.
3. Led Zeppelin – “Led Zeppelin III” (1970)
Not everyone was impressed with this album but it only takes one listen to recognize this as a masterpiece.
2. Queen – “A Night At The Opera” (1975)
Two words – “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
1. The Beatles – “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1967)
The Beatles at their creative peak – you can’t call yourself a classic rock fan if you don’t have this record.