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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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The last vinyl got for Christmas was in the 80s. I had this weird sort of granola aunt - by marriage and my uncle passed before I was born, so it wasn't super close or overly-
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Great list. Hey if your only going to have on record thats not a bad one to have..
I would add Alice in Chains Unplugged album if you like Nirvana's. Also Jim Croce's Life & Times. Not sure how open you are to newer rap music but I would like to hear your thought on Young Thug - JEFFERY/ or Beautiful Thugger Girls
I don't know Alice in Chains, but I love the Unplugged stuff - will give it a listen.

And excellent call on Jim Croce... we listened to him a ton growing up and one of mine and my wife's favorites to listen to together.

I like newer rap, but find that I don't dig into them with enough depth to develop a really informed opinion. I really do like Young Thug but I haven't listened to either of those as a full album, so probably wouldn't have much to say about that's worthwhile. As for newer rap - totally open to it. I like Roddy Rich, Rich the Kid, Lil Baby, Da Baby. Lil Uzi Vert is a guilty pleasure - I think Futsal Shuffle 2020 is my favorite track right now. It's so good. Travis Scott isn't *that* new, really, but I think he's a genius. I like Ski Mask the Slump God, A Boogie wit da Hoodie. I did like Juice WRLD's work that I'd heard. I know Em took a shot at him, but I get a kick out of Lil Yachty. Schoolboy Q, Chance.

There are other artists I know I should be listening to more - Denzel Curry, Joey Bada$$, Vince Staples, Joyner Lucas, for example. That I just haven't listened to much at all.

Someone whose opinion of rap I really enjoy has good things to say about nba youngboy, so that's probably the next one on my list to check out.
 
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American IV Johnny Cash. Bully this time his voice was shot, songs are all dark but on vinyl it would be awesome
Yea.. have it on CD. Love it.

I didn't really include any country artists on the list - but it is what I grew up listening to and I know those records really well and what I want to order. There are three Cash ones I want - and this is one. But yes, absolutely on my list.
 
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I know right? And you're not gonna go get a turntable just cause someone gives you an LP.
Yea. Who would do that? What an idiot. Imagine someone getting a gift of, say, Outkast's Aquemini and buying a record player just to listen to it.

Idiotic.

And that sending a 13-year old a copy of Graceland was a really cool thing to do - it influenced me forever.
that's really cool...
 
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One thing I learn from your list is how cool your wife is. I can't get my wife to like anything that entertains me. I'm glad to know that your wife & I could listen to albums all day long. Good woman there!
her musical tastes are a lot better than mine.
 
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alright, we made our first order. After a lot of deliberation, we went with albums we know we'd like and also appeared on the list but were also artists that people said would be good.

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (this is one of my favorite all time albums can can't wait to explore the polyphonic details)
Beatles - Sgt Peppers (my wife's choice)
Nirvana - Unplugged
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Carole King - Tapestry
 

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alright, we made our first order. After a lot of deliberation, we went with albums we know we'd like and also appeared on the list but were also artists that people said would be good.

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (this is one of my favorite all time albums can can't wait to explore the polyphonic details)
Beatles - Sgt Peppers (my wife's choice)
Nirvana - Unplugged
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Carole King - Tapestry
Was acousticsounds helpful?
 
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that place was intimidating! I enjoyed browsing, but I think it caters to a higher end clientele than me. There was a lot of stuff I had no idea what they were talking about.

But it's got a ton of stuff to look through!
 

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that place was intimidating! I enjoyed browsing, but I think it caters to a higher end clientele than me. There was a lot of stuff I had no idea what they were talking about.

But it's got a ton of stuff to look through!
They have turntables that I think are 10 grand! I just know they sell vinyls so if I'm looking for one I'll check them out.
 
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They have turntables that I think are 10 grand! I just know they sell vinyls so if I'm looking for one I'll check them out.
yea... I thought I had a nice little turntable.

After that site, it felt like I bought one of these:

 

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