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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

My Record Collection

I have mentioned a few times already how much I love my Crosley record player. I love how vintage it looks and of course, I absolutely enjoy listening to music on it. I thought it would be really fun if I shared my vinyl collection, along with the little set up I have for both my player and discs since I've received a ton of questions on them for a while now.
First I'd like, to begin with sharing my record player. I own the Crosley X UO Cruiser Briefcase Portable Record Player in the color Peach. I have had this player since 2014, almost three years now. At the time I had been wanting to purchase a record player because I wanted to begin collecting records. I came across this peach shade online at Urban Outfitters and immediately knew it was for me. I love this player and it hasn't given me any problems. I've always heard that Crosley was a really good brand and I stand by that. Unfortunately, this exact player in this shade is no longer available since I did purchase it a few years ago but UO has such a large selection of beautiful players you should definitely check out.
The stand I keep my player on is the Larisa Vinyl Storage in the color Peach. I found this player online at Urban Outfitters one day while I was looking for vinyl storage units. I loved that it's a peach shade which would match perfectly in my room with my record player on top. I added this to my Christmas Wishlist and Imelda ended up gifting it to me for Christmas. It was a huge surprise and so sweet of her. My player fits perfectly on top and I added some fairy lights around it which looks so pretty at night. Just below there are quite a few slots for you to keep your records and they fit perfectly underneath. I've had so many people message me regarding this stand and it sold out shortly after Christmas. You can find a similar one here and it's just as nice.
Now for my vinyl collection. The first vinyl I owned and then began purchasing were by Lana Del Rey. I love her lyrics, the music style, and her sound. I knew her albums was going to be perfect to play on a record player and it is. I own her first three albums; 'Born To Die' which Rudy gifted to me on our second Valentine's Day, 'Paradise' and 'Ultraviolence'. Her music never gets old to me I love switching off from album to album throughout the day. I definitely want to pick up her other albums eventually.
I have a few Disney albums most are vintage and then I have one that I picked up at Disneyland. The first vintage vinyl I own is a small 'Alice in Wonderland' vinyl that contains the story, songs, and a storybook filled with beautiful images that you can read along while you listen to the story. Second I picked up a vintage 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' soundtrack. This one is such a good record I absolutely love music from Disney films especially the older classic ones. Brings back a lot of great memories from when I was a kid.
Next, I own two Walt Disney records that are filled with a variety of different songs from different Disney films. The first is 'Happiest Songs' and the second is ' Merriest Songs'. You can find music from Peter Pan, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book and so much more! These two albums are a great way to listen to a variety of songs from some of your favorite classic films. Both these two records and the previous two above were purchased on eBay!
Last Disney vinyl I purchased is the complete story and songs of 'Alice in Wonderland'. I purchased this vinyl at Disneyland summer of 2016 and this record also contains a full-color illustration book.
I own a total of four Christmas records. I love Christmas music and I don't think I will ever get tired of them. I definitely want to expand my holiday vinyl collection. I own both of the She & Him Christmas albums; 'A Very She & Him Christmas' and 'Christmas Party'. I purchased these albums at Barnes and Noble. These two albums so are a favorite of mine during the holidays. I love the sound of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. I love that in these albums they sing Christmas classics but with a twist in their style. A favorite thing about the Christmas Party album is that the record itself is red. I love it when records are in color instead of plain black.
The next album I own is 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas'. This vinyl contains both the story and music from the classic film. The Grinch is one of my all time favorite Christmas movies I just love playing this every year beginning the day after Thanksgiving! Can we also take a moment to appreciate the green disc! I bought this gem at Frys Electronics.
The last holiday vinyl I own is a vintage one that I found on eBay. It is the 'Popular Christmas Classics' that features all-time favorites from a variety of stars. This album includes music from legendary artists such as Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, and Nat King Cole. This is the perfect album for that vintage music lovers. 
The following vinyl is the Ellie Goulding 'Delirium' album. I had to pick up this album because I was going to be attending her Delirium Tour. I love her music and this album is for sure one of my favorites. Next, I have the 'This is Acting' album by Sia. I don't even have to get into how much I adore Sia's music because I have already done that on my blog in the past. Rudy gifted this record to me for Christmas since he knows how much I love her and this very album. Rudy also loves Sia's music so I definitely plan to pick up some of her other records. This is also a colored disc, one is a regular black and the other is white as shown in a photo above.
I had been wanting to purchase Halsey's 'Badlands' for such a long time and a couple of weekends ago it was finally added to my collection. This is such a good album I actually fell in love with Halsey when I heard her song 'Colors' for the first time. This is another album that Rudy and I both really enjoy which makes playing it so much more fun. I also needed it because of the pink disc. I want to try and collect as many colored discs as I can.
And now, for the final vinyl, that I will be sharing in my collection is the Bates Motel 'Collector's Edition' soundtrack. I have been holding off sharing this post until I received this vinyl. I ordered it back in early March from iam8bit, and it finally got shipped and delivered late last week. I'm a huge fan of the Bates Motel series, as you may know, and I just couldn't pass up on this collectors edition. Originally when I found out about it, it was sold out. Luckily I kept checking back until it was restocked and I was able to get my hands on it.
Everything about this album is incredible. The artwork is out of this world, the music is amazing, and I'm so obsessed with the discs. It has blood so when it spins it looks like blood going down the drain which resembles the epic shower murder scene where Norman kills Marion Cra... I mean Sam Loomis!
I have one last thing to share about this record. When you open up the centerfold you will find a POP-UP of the Bates home that was hand assembled.
We have arrived at the end of this post. I hope you enjoyed reading about the records I own. I hope to eventually purchase some more and share an updated vinyl collection.
What are some of your favorite records? What album would you recommend that I add to my collection?
 

12 comments :

  1. i want a vinyl player SO BADDD!!!

    i LOVE listening to the likes of Lianne La Havas, Jill Scott, Joss Stone...soulful slow music. its a dream of mine to have their music all over my own home. i think im waiting because i still live at home and have limited space but ahhh!!! i cant wait!

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    1. I love having one so much! Whenever I have my own home I'm pretty sure I'm going to want to get another one haha.

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  2. I'm in love with the Bates Motel vinyl!!!!!

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    1. It's so good! I try to listen to it as much as I can ;)

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  3. i so want a record player and i would instantly buy all lana del rey vinyls too. she is just amazing. also, i would get kendrick lamars good kid maad city.
    ❤︎

    www.elenaisabelle.com

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    1. Lana on vinyl is seriously amazing! You know what, I don't think I've listened to any of Kendrick's music... I could be wrong. I've been hearing a lot of good things of his latest album.

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  4. I love your vinyl collection! I really want the two Walt Disney's song vinyl and the bates one too! The Halsey vinyl is sooo beautiful!

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    1. I want to get more Disney ones, especially the story kinds. Bates and Halsey are currently my most played ones.

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  5. I love Lana del Rey! You have great picks. I'd recommend The XX, you already like Melanie Martinez, I love Florence and the Machine, Lady Gaga.

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    1. Melanie Martinez is next on my list!!!!! I don't know why it's taking me so long to get it haha. I love her songs so much.

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  6. I love your vintage dinkey albums. I see a lot of them at thrift stores.

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    1. That's what I'm always told and every time I go thrifting I can never find any Disney records :/ eBay has a lot of ones that I'm eyeing!

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