The first release of the record featured artwork by Robert Williams of a woman being sexually assaulted by a robot and a monster about to attack the robot. Stores refused to stock the album and the record label replaced the artwork with the one we all know.
The ridiculous re-issue of Appetite For Destruction is also available now , and is sure to please even the keenest of GNR-loving audiophiles. Pink Floyd had always been experimental in its approach to music, but the group really wanted to push the envelope further with its new project and suitably enhance the psychedelic-driven sounds that had featured so heavily on its earlier albums.
It has influenced a huge number of bands as diverse as Radiohead, My Morning Jacket and The Flaming Lips, who re-imagined the album in Alternatively, you can just pop down your local record emporium and pick up the reissue, which is highly recommended.
Entirely written by Pete Townshend, Quadrophenia follows teenager Jimmy: a misfit kid struggling to work out his place in the world — until, that is, he discovers the mod movement and The Who. Fed up of his life at home, his dead-end job and relationships with friends and family, he moves from London to Brighton.
Jimmy suffers from schizophrenia and has four personalities, which explains the album title. Each of the personalities reflects a member of the band, and explores a theme which reoccurs in the album.
Quadrophenia spoke to teens of the time who could relate to its teenage angst. On the vinyl release, inside the gatefold is a summary of the plot of Quadrophenia as well as a booklet of photographs showing Brighton and London during the mod scene, when then album was set. As for the storage capacity, you can safely stash around 30 records in this case. Similar to the above, but made from metal for those who want something a touch more durable and hard-wearing. This crate is hand-welded and finished with powder-coated polymer paint, and comes fully assembled so you can start using it straight out of the box.
It holds over LPs, so you can slot plenty into a crate. Those wheels are soft rubberized jobs too, so you won't mark up your hard floors when rolling it around. The Kaiu Vinyl Record Storage has a grooved surface to better hug and hold your records, and the base can be adjusted to hold LPs or 45s.
In fact, the Grey Album could be credited as starting the mash-up craze that happened in the late s. As a note, this is not an official pressing of the record, as only 3, were ever originally produced. Jazz is a strange beast, as far as musical genres go. That being said, we still believe every man should have a fairly intimate knowledge of at least one excellent jazz record.
This one from the Dave Brubeck Quartet is definitely a good place to start. And it helps that some of the songs sound familiar, thanks to their frequent use in other mediums — like movies and television shows.
By contrast, David Bowie was a shining light of creativity and originality. Dead Prez is a challenging hip hop group to listen to — partially because of their socially charged and, at times, violent lyrics. There should be no doubt in your mind that Dr.
Dre is one of the best rap producers of all time. It should also come as no surprise that his solo record, The Chronic , is a musical staple in our minds.
In March of , the world was introduced to Elvis Presley, not knowing that he would go on to become one of the most iconic rock stars of all time. Released in , this multi-platinum rock album is incredible, to say the least. In The Wee Small Hours. And that makes it pretty difficult to pin down which album of his you should own. If we had to pick one, this is it. Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash are some of the most highly respected musicians ever to have played country music.
And this supergroup is comprised of all four of them. Are You Experienced. It seems a little bit unnecessary to tell you why this record should be in your collection. Jimi Hendrix was an innovator, a soulful musician, and extremely creative when it came to writing and playing music — especially guitar. The College Dropout.
His debut release, this album exhibited the hunger and raw talent of a promising young star. And, we hope he can find his way back to that humility and creativity sometime soon. Metal T 20 Posted September 18, Posted September 18, Posted September 26, Posted September 28, Archived This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Go to topic listing. Donate Now. Donate Sidebar by DevFuse. Catherine Wheel. CNET editors pick the products and services we write about.
When you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Ty Pendlebury. The best albums to own on vinyl Vinyl is booming , and if you own a record player, you've probably got a nice collection of records with music you love.
Note that CNET may receive a commission from the products featured in this article. Read the article. The Beatles -- Abbey Road The Beatles' music still endures 50 years after the band broke up, and every vinyl fan probably owns at least one of their records.
See More. Amy Winehouse -- Back to Black Easily one of the best albums released since the turn of the century, Amy Winehouse's Back to Black captures her soon-to-be tragic life in amber. The Clash -- London Calling Much more fun than the title track would have you believe, London Calling is a celebration of British outsider music in all of its late-'70s forms.
Parliament -- Mothership Connection There can be no argument that '70s funk and soul sounds best on vinyl, and Parliament's Mothership Connection is a high-water mark for the genre. Feist -- Let It Die Lovingly repackaged by subscription service Vinyl Me Please , the sophomore album by Feist is the late-night album to end all late-night albums. Shop for these albums at your local record store or online outlets like Vinyl Me Please. Facebook Twitter Flipboard uproxx. Shutterstock With Black Friday Record Store Day quickly approaching and vinyl sales reaching record numbers, it only makes sense to give you a little insight as to which records you should include in your collection.
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