Add to your vinyl collection on Record Store Day Saturday with five classic and new-classic picks.
Record Store day is Saturday, and it’s your chance to celebrate music, vinyl culture and independent businesses in your community.
Pick up a few new albums, celebrate the opening of KEXP’s new studio at Seattle Center with an all-day party (where Easy Street Records will have a pop-up shop), or just kick back with your turntable and enjoy the music.
Here are a few album picks that shine on vinyl. Where to buy them? At your local record store, of course. Check here if you need to find one.
Sleater-Kinney, “Start Together” ($125). The Olympia band is making music together again, but this box set revisits their roots with remasters of their first seven albums, plus a hardcover book and art print.
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The Beatles, “Revolver” ($23). It’s true that we’ve got Taxman on our minds, but this is a masterpiece from top to bottom and is perfect for everything from a party to making dinner.
Kendrick Lamar, “To Pimp a Butterfly” ($30). Lamar’s insta-classic double LP adds depth and — yes — warmth to the rapper’s socially conscious music.
Jack White, “Lazaretto” ($20). Taking full advantage of the medium, White includes hidden tracks under the center labels, tracks that play at different speeds, a hologram that appears when viewed at the right angle and a bunch of other cool tricks.
David Bowie, “Five Years 1969–1973” ($250). Celebrate the dearly departed musical genius’s early work with this set of six studio albums and two live albums.