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10 Essential Albums to Start Your Vinyl Collection

In an age when new Spotify playlists come and go with the digital tide, actually owning music that you can feel in your hands and you can literally smell sounds like a better proposition every day. That's why vinyl sales are absolutely soaring, and why you are very likely one of those looking to start your own collection. That said, walking into a record store and looking at hundreds of albums can be daunting — especially when the guy behind the counter looks like he'll judge your every purchase. To get you going, we've compiled a list of 10 essential albums any vinyl collector should own. Start here and you'll be on good footing. Then go explore and find those hidden gems buried in the bottom of the crate! Discovering your own favorites is half the fun of vinyl, but before you go digging, you need to know the essentials.

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