The Record Collection // No. 1; John Mayer, The Lumineers, & The Carpenters

The Lumineers vinyl recordI 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. mint crosley record player John Mayer vinyl 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!

 

2 thoughts on “The Record Collection // No. 1; John Mayer, The Lumineers, & The Carpenters

  1. I love it! My record player was an old one I got at a garage sale. It broke, but my dad fixed it. I keep forgetting to use it though. We have tons of vintage records. I like to put them in frames! I think right now I have WAY too many! hehe I definitely need to actually listen to them more as well. I absolutely LOVE stubborn love. It’s such a good track. Makes me think of fall. 🙂 I should try to get more of the music I listen to on a daily basis on vinyl. We have one coldplay record, and we got quite a few records when we visited Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville… we are going back in a few weeks… so maybe I’ll have to pick up more. My favorites recently are Vance Joy and James Bay. Mellow but happy, with lots of swoon worthy lyrics. 🙂 XO – Alexandra

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    1. That’s so awesome! I love collecting vintage albums, but I’ve found buying newer stuff on vinyl means I actually use my turntable more. Thanks for the recommendations also- I’ll have to check both of them out! If you pick anything up next time you’re in Nashville, I’d love to see on your blog or Instagram! 😀
      -Lauren

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