Best Albums to Own On Vinyl – 30 Essential Records Every Collector Should Own

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry, New to Vinyl23 Comments

Compiling a list of the best albums to own on vinyl is no small task. There’s a staggering amount of music history to consider, and at the end of the day, you could ask ten different people and get ten completely different lists. But I can conclude one thing for certain: there’s no better way own music than the beautiful canvas of … Read More

Nine Classic Album Covers and What Makes them Great

Marc HenshallClassic Albums, Culture & Industry15 Comments

For any vinyl collector, a considerable part of the appeal and experience is the artwork. In many cases, album covers are classic art pieces in their own right and a significant contributor to pop culture. Countless classic album covers are instantly recognizable; they transcend generational boundaries and form part of our collective identity as a society. In some case, they … Read More

10 Fun Facts About Vinyl Records For The True Vinyl Geek

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry4 Comments

Despite the convenience of digital streaming, vinyl records continue to grow in popularity.  The world of vinyl is full of interesting facts and details that even the most seasoned collector might not know. To celebrate the lasting returning success of a format once written off as obsolete, we’ve compiled a list of fun facts about vinyl records for the true … Read More

Top Vinyl Record Collecting Tips & Life Hacks

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry, Record Care4 Comments

Every vinyl record collector has a few tricks up their sleeve, a few hacks to make life easier and help them get back spinning records. In the following article, we share our top vinyl record collecting tips and some of the hacks we’ve learned along the way that help you preserve your collection, save money, and even avoid potential disasters … Read More

What Makes a Great Album Cover? With Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz

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Vinyl records are the greatest format for album artwork, as the larger space compared with CDs or a thumbnail image provides the perfect canvas for artistic expression. So What Makes a Great Album Cover? To find out more, I spoke to Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz. They are revered for their reputation as outstanding album cover designers and their contributions … Read More

Record Shopping on Discogs with Sound Matters

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry5 Comments

It recently struck me that I spend a lot of time writing and talking about collecting and looking after vinyl records, but rarely do I ever share my experiences more directly. Particularly given the past year’s events, it’s important to converse with others as a global music and vinyl fanatics community. Music is such a huge part of what makes … Read More

Different Mastering, Same Record – Californication Mastering Comparison

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry, Tech Talk10 Comments

Here’s why I own four copies of The Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication. The mastering process of a vinyl record can make or break the overall sound quality. The mix engineer can get everything right, from the initial microphone technique to the final mix, but if the mastering quality is poor, the record will fall at the final hurdle.  Sadly, … Read More

How to Get The Best Vinyl Record Deals Online

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry3 Comments

Starting a vinyl record collection isn’t the cheapest way to enjoy music. After all, you could just sign up for Spotify or Tidal and have done with the entire process. But that’s not the point. If you’re reading this page, there’s a good chance, like me, you value music as more than a service you can rent. Streaming services might … Read More