ON THE RECORD PLAYER

04/06/2016

It’s no secret that I am a big music fan. Over the years, Aubrey and I have collected hundreds of records, so there’s no shortage of good tunes in this house. We listen to everything under the sun from rock n’ roll oldies to hip-hop and even a few country artists from time to time. I thought it would be fun to snap a few photos of the records that I’ve been listening to over the past week, at least when I remembered to do so. A few of these albums hold some pretty pivotal memories from childhood onward, and I wanted to start sharing them here from time to time. Enjoy! x

1Buckingham Nicks, Buckingham NicksEvery song on this record is pure magic and reminds me of when I was a little girl. It’s a favorite and one that spins often.

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Cat Power, The CoversWe love to play this album on Saturday mornings while making breakfast and lounging around the house. Chan Marshall’s voice is gold.

4The War on Drugs, Lost in the DreamThis record was spinning all last summer and I still love it. The whole album is good, but I am especially fond of “Red Eyes” and “Under the Pressure” because they have such a great ’80s sounds.

3Sam Cooke, The Legendary Sam Cooke. Not only is Sam Cooke a massive part of mine and Aubrey’s relationship (“That’s Where It’s At” is our jam), but my kids love him almost as much as we do. Birdie and Sailor know the words to most of his songs and as soon as he comes on they start dancing. It’s safe to say that this one is a family favorite and spins most weekends.

6Radiohead, The King of LimbsThis is by far my favorite Radiohead album, and I’m in love with both “Lotus Flower” and “Codex”. When my best friend Elise had her second baby, her husband treated the two of us (lucky me!) to dinner and Radiohead tickets for her push-gift, while our husbands took care of all the kids. It was such a fun night and hands down, the best show I’ve ever seen!

7Charles Bradley, Victim of Love. Charles Bradley represents all that is old soul music. This album is incredible, and Aubrey got the chance to hang out with him in New York City a couple of years ago and watch him perform in a tiny Brooklyn club. I definitely recommend giving him a listen if you haven’t already.

8Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks. This album is a masterpieceThe song “Tangled Up In Blue” reminds me of my mom every time I listen to it.

5Hot Chip, In Our HeadsThis is such a fun record! “Motion Sickness” (the first song on the album) always perks me up. It’s a great cleaning day record!

9Big Star, #1 Record. “Thirteen” is one of my favorite songs of all time.

What are some of your favorite records?

32 comments

  • Sarah

    Wow, really great selections of records! Thanks for sharing.
    Two of my favorites are:
    So Far by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (great for summertime happenings)
    Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend (an excellent one to jam to while cleaning – although I second the Hot Chip record)

  • Aja Lake

    Sam Cooke is the man.

  • Mia

    My favorite album is probably Loretta Lynn greatest hits coal miners daughter your squaw is on the warpath and fist city , Sam Cooke The best of Sam cooke really every song on here is great but I particularly love bring it on home to me and sad mood and Credence Clearwater Revival – down on the corner and bad moon rising are usually my go to’s as well as fleet wood Mac can’t do without Rhiannon. I typically hunt for classic rock and country with a little soul but I also have newer albums like both Kacey musgraves Sam smith little big town painkiller and churches I am pretty eclectic. There ain’t nothin like cold beer (or wine)and good music.

    • Maria

      LOVE loretta lynn, have the album singin with feelin on vinyl and it is great. also RAM and Four Tops were great thrift finds

  • Emily

    Buckingham Nicks is one of my faves also! As well as Joe Cocker’s ‘A Little Help from my Friends’, Paul McCartney’s ‘Give my Regards to Broad Street’, Neil Young’s ‘Harvest’, and St. Vincent’s ‘Strange Mercy’…plus so many more!

  • Georgia

    Love this! My favorite album of Bob Dylan’s growing up was Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid- have you heard it? It’s the record that knocking on heaven’s door comes from. It’s so beautiful… A few others are the rumours album (Fleetwood Mac forever <3), all things Neil Young (including CSNY) and, of course, the incredible Jimi. In terms of new stuff Leon Bridges sounds brilliant on vinyl. Sorry for the long post. I love music :)))

  • meg

    LOVE this post! Buckingham Nicks, sigh. And I hear you on Thirteen, perfect song. Chris Bell has an amazing album too. Never listened to Hot Chip – will have to check it out.

  • Brooke M

    Anything by Van Morrison! Oh, and James Taylor.

  • amy schleicher

    Buckingham Nicks is so good. I love 70′s psych and always Led Zeppelin anything, but the best is putting on something you’ve never heard of and falling in love with it.

  • Ashley | Free Wills Studio

    Ah- I love this post! This is a really great list. I see a lot of familiar favorites. :)

  • Jasmine

    Great post. Thanks for inspiring me to reinstate my record player. What amp / speakers do you have? Astral Weeks, Blonde on Blonde, Grace, In Rainbows, Sticky Fingers, Horses…

  • April | April Everyday

    I would love to have a record player! My mum and dad used to have a huge selection when I was a kid and we’d always put them on throughout the day and dance around and some of these bring back so many memories, like Sam Cooke! I remember that always being on! Ahh, it’s such a shame that they got rid of it! Though I think they kept a couple of their favourite records.
    xo April | April Everyday

  • Christelle

    classicly Pink Floyd, The Wall… :)

  • Christelle

    (and also Patti Smith, Banga)

  • Adrienne

    I love a lot of those records. I recently bought The Verve’s A Storm in Heaven deluxe edition. I can’t wait to get that on the turntable. I also love Cat Power’s You Are Free. I love Hot Chip’s new song Huarache Lights. We are still working on adding to our vinyl collection. My list is too long!

  • mariana

    great post!
    lovely pictures

  • eleni

    So happy that you’re back to posting on music. Your mixed tapes were one of my favourite blog posts EVER. Thank you for this x

  • Judy

    Any ideas how to find a loving home for old LP’s? We have a container full we don’t use anymore but hate to just discard.

  • Chelsea

    Thank you so much for sharing this list. Much inspiration!

  • Whitney

    What kind of record player do you have? I just picked up a few records at a flea market last weekend, but then our record player bit the dust. :( I need a new one asap so I can listen to these gems!

  • Kimberly

    I saw Charles Bradley in concert last year. He was wearing a gold zip up bell sleeved jump suit and did a split in the middle of the stage! It was amazing!

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