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Here's an eclectic list of vinyl records that you need to add to your collection

The market for vinyl records almost collapsed when CDs were introduced and became popular. But much like vinyl’s lifespan, the interest in this form of media will never completely decline. This return has inspired the search for many classic records produced by highly acclaimed artists once again.

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Keep this culture alive and browse below for some of the most sought-after vinyl albums you might want to add to your collection:

Michael Jackson, "Thriller"

The King of Pop’s highly coveted vinyl record is his most successful album, Thriller. Some famous tracks in the album are the songs we’ve sang along with for years that can’t seem to lose their flavour such as Beat It, Billie Jean and P.Y.T. It’s a funky album that will surely get you up on your feet.

The Beatles, "White Album"

The Beatles’s album named after the band, also known as the White Album, is one of the most renowned works ever made. It includes hit songs like Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Blackbird, and Back in the U.S.S.R. which only explains why it was sold at an auction for US$790,000 (PHP39.4 million) in 2015.

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Amy Winehouse, "Back to Black"

The talented Amy Winehouse left the world with the gift of song. You’ll feel Winehouse’s soul is very much alive in her music, from her playful, disgruntled tone in Rehab to her sincerest confessions of love in Love Is A Losing Game.

Frank Ocean, 'Blond'

Frank Ocean's Blonde (stylised as Blond) vinyl album sells for up to US$850 (PHP43,000) for all the right reasons. Not only does the album tell the tale of the youth with a nostalgic feel, but it's also one of the artist's best works to date. As the narrative changes towards the end, so does the tone and sound.

Green Day, "American Idiot"

American Idiot is one of those albums that heavily influenced a generation, not only musically but politically with its brazen socio-political themes and vehement sound. The record is full of bangers that are timeless and relevant to today’s issues. It remains the band’s most ambitious and admired album of all time.

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Mariya Takeuchi, "Variety"

Variety, an album written entirely by Mariya Takeuchi, is the singer's greatest comeback yet. This eclectic album has it all: love, longing, and pain that Takeuchi knows and expresses so well with her sweet serenades that stands the test of time despite being released in the '80s. If you loved her song, Plastic Love, then you'll enjoy her other tracks in this record.

Tatsuro Yamashita, "For You"

Of course, you can't play Variety without putting her Tatsuro Yamashita's For You album on the turntable right after. You don't have to learn Japanese to appreciate the record's catchy instrumentals and impressive vocals. The album will keep you on your feet with songs like Sparkle and Music Book. It also provides a transcendental experience with songs like Futari and Morning Glory.

Pink Floyd, "The Dark Side of the Moon"

In 2018, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon vinyl record sold for more than £3 thousand (PHP224 thousand). But this doesn’t keep fans from searching for original copies of the record as it consists of popular songs like Eclipse and Brain Damage that’s charged with so much poetic brilliance and enthralling sound.

Kendrick Lamar, "good kid, m.A.A.d city"

Kendrick Lamar’s impressive narrative and flow have helped the rapper create the good kid, m.A.A.d city album which sounds undeniably amazing on the record player. Be careful when you keep it spinning while you’re busy around the house as Lamar’s storytelling prowess will catch your attention with every blow.

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Adele, "25"

Adele’s music is the kind you want to put on blast at home and sing along with, whether you’re happily in love or heartbroken. The album, 25 had our favourites like Hello, When We Were Young and Sent My Love (To Your Lover) that had the classic Adele sound we’ve admired since her 21 era.

Queen, "Greatest Hits"

Beginning with the masterpiece that is Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen’s Greatest Hits vinyl album is something that every person must have in their collection. It may have been years since the band released the album, but the first track alone is all the reason you need to buy this record.

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Whitney Houston, "Whitney Houston"

Whitney Houston’s self-titled album is an emotional and nostalgic trip that will sound heavenly once it’s spinning on your turntable. Released in the ‘80s, the album has the late artist’s hits, from soulful ballads to groovy disco songs.

Britney Spears, "...Baby One More Time"

Who wouldn’t want to play a hit song by none other than the pop princess, Britney Spears? It’s impossible not to dance along to some of the superstar’s tracks when she was still rising to fame. It’s a sentimental album that ‘90s kids will surely enjoy.

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