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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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Robert Johnson’s “The Complete Recordings“ is obsolete (for general listening) since “The Centennial Collection“ was released in 2011. It has one or two more tracks, plus it has far better sound quality.

If you want to get into jazz a little more, you could throw in:

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Blues and Roots
Mingus Ah Um
(all by Charles Mingus)
Blues in Orbit (Duke Ellington)
Brilliant Corners (Thelonious Monk)
Out to Lunch (Eric Dolphy)
The Complete Hot Fives and Hot Sevens (Louis Armstrong) (probably a huge set on vinyl, though)
 
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Thanks for the note about the Robert Johnson album.

I was really looking forward to Pet Sounds a lot, and it didn't disappoint. Listening to it on vinyl was incredible.

Sloop John B is the only song that Brian Wilson didn't write, and yet it still fits so thematically well with the rest of the album. 13 musicians crammed into a tiny studio came up with that. The sound was incredible... I listened to the song on my system and then on my headphones, immediately after.

Listening to it on headphones while watching the rain fall on the NASCAR track was cool.

It's such an incredible album.
 

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Need to get some Meters in your collection! They sound great on vinyl; especially the old pressings. Not cheap though.
 

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