Along with every other Urban hipster and 50 year old man, I love my record collection.
For Christmas my boyfriend Ryan got me the record I always needed, always loved, and yet never realised I always wanted. The Juno soundtrack
– One of my favourite films incase you wondered.
And so, while listening to Sea of Love by Cat Power and shredding a tear at the Juno scene of Ellen Page being hugged by Micheal Cera in the hospital after she’s just given birth to their baby, I thought of a blog post idea. 5 Records Everyone should own. Or at least 5 records I think everyone should own.
1. A SOUND TRACK OF SOME KIND.
I love a good movie soundtrack, In fact I own multiple. Guardians of The Galaxy, Juno, Star Wars, The War Of The World’s. There is something so special about listening to a song in one of your favourite films and instantly feeling the emotions you felt when you last heard that song in the film. My current favourite is of course Juno, though I’m already 99% sure that I’ll love the second Guardians of The Galaxy soundtrack, and will be buying that as soon as the film is out.
2. DAVID BOWIE
“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”
If you haven’t gathered my families obsession with The one and only Bowie, then you haven’t been following Amelia and I on enough social media *cough* *cough*. Along with Pulp, listening to David Bowie was compulsory throughout my childhood – yes I have the best parents ever and yes the 10th January is a sad day for us all. And that is why I shall not explain the reasoning for why you should own at least one of his records, because you should already know the reason.
3. A RECORD THAT ISN’T YOURS
A few years ago my Nana was clearing out her garage and so ofcourse I did a good deed and took her pile of dusty records off her hands… Obviously! The only problem was that I had nothing to play them on and so £300 later my record player was born (bought) and the record collection was narrowed down to 5% of the dusty pile because the rest were just a little bit scratched. But boy was the 5% a special 5%. We had a Kate Bush single, An 80’s hit mix, A David Bowie album, War Of The Worlds soundtrack and FLIPPIN STAR WARS. As In The Original Star Wars Soundtrack. See, what’s so cool about this is that you know that my family were listening to this years ago not knowing that we’d still be watching those films today, not knowing that vinyl would come back in, not knowing what a blog post is and that I would be writing one about that exact situation. It’s a cool piece of history.
4. THE ONE YOU HATE
Ok hate is a strong word, maybe one you slightly dislike. If you share a house, It’s nice to be able to share your record player and you can’t always have the same taste in music. So be nice, share and play their record even if you hate it (dislike it).
5. BUY AN ALBUM YOU ALREADY OWN
It’s true what “they” say, It really does sound better on vinyl.
So treat yo self. Yes records are pretty expensive these days (you’ll be lucky to find one for cheaper than £15 in a main stream store) but trust me, If you love the band or artist that much, you’ll love there music even more on vinyl. This was The XX and Haim for me. Oh I do love a bit of indie.
And there you have it, those are my thoughts but what are yours? Have any suggestions on what I should add to my collection? Please pop them down below! -G,x