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
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The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
ZZ Top, Tres Hombres
Sam Cooke, The Best of Sam Cooke
— Craig Hlavaty