On Rotation

12:00 pm

My one ask at Christmas was to finally get a record player. I didn't mind what it was like. I wasn't looking for a gazillion pound high-quality masterpiece. Just something nice-looking that made noises, and that's what I got. I feel like everyone and their dog has a Crosley these days, but they're good for what you get. Mine has a fancy geometric pattern and has an AUX port so I can also use it as a speaker for my phone. Two birds, one musical stone.

Since getting my record player, naturally, my record collection has grown. It turns out that telling people you're getting a record player for Christmas means that for Christmas you'll get a tonne of records. My head is now full of lists of albums I now want on vinyl...Sam's Town, Brothers, Gulag Orkestar, Horses, Rumours, These Streets, Guardians of the Galaxy.

But these are what I've been lucky enough to get so far...

Hatful of Hollow - The Smiths, Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan, Hot Fuss - The Killers, John Wesley Harding - Bob Dylan

Babushka/Don't Give Up/Running Up That Hill/Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush, Street Hustle - Lou Reed, La Boutique Fantasque/The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Rossini/Dukas

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles, Shelter - Madeon and Porter Robinson, Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem, This is Happening - LCD Soundsystem

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