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Alternative

About Alternative

For anyone looking for something new, challenging, and interesting to listen to, alternative music has provided a fix for the last few decades. Dating all the way back to the 80s and gaining traction in the 90s and 2000s, the alternative movement has yielded bands like Soundgarden, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, and The Black Keys, as well as solo artists like Sufjan Stevens, Beck, and Florence & the Machine.


In recent decades, the sound of alternative music has been defined by a new cast of bands and artists who are willing to push the sonic envelope in new, fresh ways. Of Monsters and Men, Band of Horses, The Front Bottoms, Tame Impala, and more have all helped the alternative sound evolve in the 2010s and 2020s, proving that the genre is here to stay. This record collection shows the wide range of fan favorites and independent artists in this genre.

Blues

About Blues

Blues revolutionized American music, and the creative landscape of the country has never been the same ever since. With roots in African-American spirituals and work songs, the genre has an unparalleled amount of soul, grit, and emotion. 


Legends like Lightnin Hopkins, Dexter Gordon, and Papa John Creach cemented themselves in history with their early entries in the classic blues music canon, and they were followed by decades of other talented musicians. In the Sound of Vinyl blues collection, you’ll find albums by these pioneers of early blues, as well as more recent blues albums from Samantha Fish, Ally Venable, and Larkin Poe.

Classic Rock

About Classic Rock

The Sound of Vinyl classic rock album collection includes the greatest hits of the likes of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band, The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and other legends of early rock music. You’ll find plenty of limited-edition and hard-to-find LPs here, as well as picture disc and colored vinyl pressings of your favorite early rock records. 


Our collection of classic rock albums includes classics from as far back as the 1960s and as recently as the 1990s. For newcomers to old-school rock, we recommend starting out your listening journey with Let It Be by The Beatles or Eric Clapton’s timeless self-titled LP, and then follow up with The Rolling Stones’ smash hit Voodoo Lounge.

Classical

About Classical

There’s nothing quite like listening to a piece of classical music on vinyl. The warm, analog sound of a record pairs perfectly with the intricate arrangements of both modern and traditional classical, creating an immersive listening experience like no other.


In our classical records collection, audiophiles will find works by legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman, modern minimalistic classical composer Max Richter, avant-garde icon and pianist Philip Glass, listen to Beethoven Around the World, and much more. The collection features records from a wide array of classical subgenres, including opera, orchestral, piano, and much more. 


If you’ve never gotten into this genre before, vinyl records give you the perfect starting point—unparalleled sound quality, an engaging listening experience, and so much more.

Country/Folk

About Country/Folk

Country is a genre that has its roots in the American south, but it’s loved around the world for its distinctive sound, twangy guitar, and compelling storytelling. In recent decades, the sound of country has blended seamlessly with chart-topping pop and even hip-hop, bringing these country albums to a much wider audience thanks to stars and songwriters like Garth Brooks, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt, and others.


There’s something for every listener in The Sound of Vinyl’s Country records collection. Here, you’ll find modern classics like Jon Pardi’s Write You a Song and Shania Twain’s Come on Over, as well as golden oldies by everyone from Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt to Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton.

Electronic

About Electronic

Electronic music has a reputation for sounding incredible on vinyl – and with good reason. The warm analog sound of a record is an ideal pairing with the rich production, unique sounds, and immersive listening experience that you get with electronic albums. 


Our electronic vinyl collection features LPs from a wide array of the many subgenres of electronic music, including indie electronica, techno, dance music, electronic soundtracks, electro-pop, and much more.


You’ll also find records from all of the different eras of electronic music, even the genre’s humble beginnings in the middle of the 20th century. No matter what kind of electronic music you love, there’s something for you here.

Hip Hop

About Hip Hop

Hip-hop’s origins can be traced to the late 1970s, when The Sugarhill Gang released “Rapper’s Delight.” That smash-hit track left a legacy that has lasted for decades, and hip-hop is now one of the most beloved genres on the planet – especially among vinyl fans. Today, with sub-genres like gangsta rap, as well as influences from pop, jazz, R&B, and more, there really is something for everyone.


If you’re looking for the best rap LPs of all time to fill out your wish list, you’ve come to the right place. In our hip-hop vinyl collection, you’ll find classics by the likes of N.W.A, Eminem, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and many other legends. There are also plenty of albums for fans of more recent rap and hip hop records, including records by Kid Cudi, YG, Rae Sremmurd, and more.

Indie

About Indie

The indie artists and bands behind these albums may have come from humble beginnings, but they’ve gone on to become legends thanks to their groundbreaking music. Two Door Cinema Club’s Beacon, Lonerism by Tame Impala, Lost in the Dream by The War on Drugs, and the other LPs in our indie gems collection are just that – crown jewels of indie rock and alternative music. 


In our indie gems collection, fans will find classics by some of the biggest musicians in indie music, from Mumford & Sons to Cold War Kids and The National. The collection is the perfect place to start if you’re looking for a complete experience with a new, refreshing, and challenging sound.

Jazz

About Jazz

Listening to jazz on vinyl is a transcendent experience. The intricate instrumentation and unparalleled experimental boldness of the genre pair perfectly with the groundbreaking sound quality of vinyl records. Even if you’ve never been a fan of jazz, hearing one of these jazz albums spinning on your turntable is bound to change your mind.


Our jazz records collection features all the classics in the genre by musicians like Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, and Miles Davis, as well as unforgettable contemporary jazz by Nora Jones, Joshua Redman, and more. The records you’ll find here are some of the that the genre has to offer, and there’s no better way to hear the shape of jazz than on your turntable.

Pop

About Pop

Pop music has provided a soundtrack for the lives of billions of fans throughout recent history,  giving every generation a set of songs to sing along to for decades to come. Today, your favorite artists like The Weeknd, Halsey, Finneas, and Khalid are the voices of pop, but past eras were defined by the tunes and lyricism of Mariah Carey, Elton John, Prince, Frank Sinatra, and other legends.


While the pop genre is often thought of as the defining sound of a specific decade, it’s entirely timeless. Listen to My Way by Sinatra on vinyl now, and the record hasn’t lost any of its charm or cultural impact.

Reggae

About Reggae

Reggae has its origins in the Jamaican music scene of the late 1960s. Popularized by artists like Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Lee Perry, and Dennis Brown, the genre is known for its prominent usage of elements of jazz, R&B, soul, and the traditional Jamaican sounds and rhythms of mento. 


In the Sound of Vinyl Reggae collection, you’ll find some of the best works by the genre’s biggest name – Jamaican singer Bob Marley & the Wailers. Marley’s discography includes Catch a Fire, Legend, Uprising, Burnin, and Rastaman Vibration, all of which are featured on heavyweight LPs right here. You’ll also find classic albums by Toots & the Maytals, Heptones, Gregory Isaacs, and many other heroes of reggae.

Hard Rock & Metal

About Hard Rock & Metal

The genres of hard rock, heavy metal, and punk rock are abrasive, aggressive, rebellious, and loud. Artists on this side of music don’t pay any attention to opinions, and they’ve never been afraid to go against the grain. As a result, bands like the Dead Kennedys, Black Sabbath, The Ramones, Metallica, Green Day, and many others became sonic pioneers, changing the landscape of modern music as we know it.


If you’ve never had the pleasure of listening to hard rock, alternative rock, death metal, or punk music. We recommend getting started with any of the records in our expansive collection. Here, fans will find albums from the last several decades of the loudest, heaviest music and vocals, from Guns N Roses to the Sex Pistols to Iron Maiden.


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