I first started collecting records a few years ago when three of my dearest friend’s were kind enough to give me a record player for my birthday. Since then I’ve had a blast finding my favorite new albums on vinyl and scouring thrift shops for old treasures. I’ve been wanting to share my collection here on the blog, but thought it might be a bit overwhelming to put all the albums in one post, so I’ll be sharing it in stages in a new little series!
People often ask me why I like listening to records as opposed to digital music, and even though I’m a musician, it’s not the sound that gets to me. For me it’s the nostalgia and the physicality of putting an album on the turntable and watching it spin. In our digital world, it’s nice to be able to listen to my favorite sounds but also to step back in time for a while. These three albums are some of my all time favorites. They are mellow, soothing, and soulful, and I often find myself listening to them when I’m doing a simple task like cleaning.
The Lumineers, The Lumineers
Favorite track: Stubborn Love
John Mayer, Born and Raised
Favorite Track: The Age of Worry
The Carpenters, The Singles 1969-1973
Favorite Track: Rainy Days and Mondays (Karen Carpenter in the 70s is actual goals.)
What have you been listening to lately? I’d love to hear!