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Playing for Keeps: Vinyl Essentials

Here's our must-haves if you're kick-starting a record collection.

So now that you have picked out a spiffy vintage turntable and decided to start your own vinyl collection, what albums should you pick up to begin your journey? After great debate, here are a few essential albums suggested by our Rocks off music blog readers. Just a friendly warning: This could get expensive.

The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers

Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon

Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV (Zoso)

The Jimi Hendrix ­Experience, Are You Experienced

David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

The Who, Who's Next

Townes Van Zandt, Live at the Old Quarter

The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds

ZZ Top, Tres Hombres

Sam Cooke, The Best of Sam Cooke

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Beatles - Abbey Road, Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine, David Bowie - Hunky Dory, Queen - Greatest Hits, Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell, Bruce Springsteen - The River, Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Doors - The Doors, Motörhead - Ace of Spades, Pink Floyd - The Wall, The Who - Quadrophenia...

 
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