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Alright, I've been listening to more albums - in order, on Spotify - recently. With more time in the evenings to work I find having them on and listening has been really enjoyable. So I bought a record player, even though I only have one record. Outkast's Aquemini.

We had some records growing up, so did my wife. And we started looking at various lists online to try and come up with some that we think we'd like. But while liking music a great deal, my wife and I aren't extreme audiophiles. And I know people here are, much more so. I've compiled a sort of wishlist of albums we've listened to or had as CDs that we liked that would translate over well, in addition to titles that have been recommended as being good on vinyl, by artists we typically enjoy.

The genres are all over the place, I know, but wondering what SR/EE thinks we should include on our wishlist. The list below gives you an idea of those genres and we're open to any and all suggestions. The order below isn't really indicative of anything - just as I thought about or came across them.

John Coltrane - Love Supreme
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (I LOVE this album)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Beatles - my wife is choosing these - she's the Beatles fan
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
Nirvana: Unplugged
Paul Simon - again, my wife is choosing
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Led Zeppelin - IV
Madvillany - Madvillain
Wu-Tang - 36 Chambers
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city; To Pimp a Butterfly
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy; Late Registration; College Dropout
David Bowie - again, my wife is choosing
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited or Blood on the Tracks
Carole King - Tapestry
Joni Mitchell - Blue (we think)
Radiohead - OK Computer
White Stripes - Elephant
Outkast - ATLiens; Stankonia
Lou Reed - Transformer
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Eminem - Slim Shady LP, Marshall Mathers LP
Dr. Dre - Chronic
Notorious BIG - Ready to Die
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings

What would you add? What are some really good albums to have on vinyl and listen to on record?

The system isn't high-end. A mid-range Yamaha receiver with mid-high range Polk speakers and subwoofer in 2.1 - our living room isn't big, and the player is a Sony PS-LX310 if any of that information makes a difference. And I have an expensive set of Bose bluetooth headphones (and the turntable is bluetooth)
 

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Kinda surprised by the lack of Public Enemy, Tribe called Quest, De La on your original set list

Anyway you seem to have pop/rock covered, but there seem to be some gaping soundtrack and symphonic holes, and those - like jazz - lend themselves to albums a bit more than a string of 4 minute songs

Amadeus soundtrack
Beethoven’s pastoral
most any Duke Ellington
Phillip Glass - Einstein on the Beach (admittedly an acquired taste, but excellent album set)
Stravinsky- Rite of Spring
Gorecki - 3rd symphony
Tous les Mantains du Monde soundtrack (it’s incredible - I think I spelled it right)
Bach - Brandenburg concerti
Brian Zeno - Different Trains
Cotton Club soundtrack
Blues Brothers soundtrack
Hamilton soundtrack
Hair soundtrack
Jesus Christ superstar soundtrack
West Side Story soundtrack
All that Jazz soundtrack
 

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I have been collecting cd's and albums for around 45 years now....gotta have some Little Feat, Santana etc. I'm not even sure how may lp's I have...used to buy at least one every week when I would go to the music store. So many albums still stacked in my closet I haven't listened to in ages and all in great shape cause I never loaned any out. I think the first album I bought when I got my stereo was Layla and other love songs by Derek and the Dominoes.
 

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I'll have to see how big the file is but either way I can burn Pink Floyd's The Darkside of The Moon Super Audio onto a dvd blank or blu-ray blank. Over the past several years people have finally cracked the Super Audio CD code. It only took over a decade to happen. But the file I have is a 5.1 flac file so if you have a 5.1 setup I can burn Darkside of The Moon in 5.1 Super Audio for anyone that would want it. All I'd want in return is the cost to mail it and like a dollar for the blank. Technically it can be put on a flash drive as well. I'm just throwing that out there.
 

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For purposes of brevity I'll just recommend one per artist, but these are some I have that I would recommend...

Allman Brothers Band -- Live at Fillmore East
The Beatles -- Abbey Road
The Black Crowes -- The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
David Bowie -- Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars
Eric Clapton -- Slow Hand
Bob Dylan -- Highway 61 Revisited
The Flying Burrito Brothers -- The Gilded Palace of Sin
Free -- Fire and Water
The Grateful Dead -- Workingman's Dead
Led Zeppelin -- IV
Lynyrd Skynyrd -- Lynyrd Skynyrd (Pronouced...)
Steve Miller Band -- Fly Like an Eagle
Otis Redding -- The Dock of the Bay
Pink Floyd -- Meddle
Rolling Stones -- Sticky Fingers
Soundgarden -- Superunknown
Sly and the Family Stone -- Stand
Velvet Underground -- Loaded
Widespread Panic -- 'Til The Medicine Takes
We would have made great roommates years ago. I might go Zeppelin II and Animals but otherwise, like exactly the same. Almost spooky.
 

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Animals is their best album.
Agree, personally. Meddle is great, I get the appeal. It's got a pure quality about it. The songs are great and the sound is still slightly raw - more rock. But the next phase (the three pre-Wall) is just brilliant and if you're listening on vinyl, you gotta go with one of those three. I like Animals for just geeking out on the sound.
 

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Agree, personally. Meddle is great, I get the appeal. It's got a pure quality about it. The songs are great and the sound is still slightly raw - more rocking. But the next phase (the three pre-Wall) is just brilliant and if you're listening on vinyl, you gotta go with one of those three. I like Animals for just geeking out on the sound.
At worst Animals has their best song in Dogs.
 

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Thriller
Purple Rain
Inxs Kick
U2 Achtung Baby
Ritual de Lo Habitual Janes Addiction

all works of art worthy of vinyl.

along with the Zep, Joel already mentioned and I would add one or two Elton John.
 

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Animals is their best album.
I don't disagree with that, but Meddle is (imo) an underappreciated gem that's a good doorway to Floyd's best era. It has some more accessible songs (Fearless, San Tropez) while offering hints of what was to come (One of These Days, Echoes).
 

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We would have made great roommates years ago. I might go Zeppelin II and Animals but otherwise, like exactly the same. Almost spooky.
For Zeppelin I went back and forth -- you can really pick any of them depending on your mood. You could make a real good argument for any of their first seven albums, and I almost put Presence just because that's a great album that most people wouldn't think of. But I ultimately decided that if you're going to have one Zep album you might as well have the one with Stairway on it.

And if you're ever in Colorado feel free to reach out -- I'm always happy to hang and listen to music!
 

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