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Sea Change of Beck

Beck’s seventh studio album, Sea Change, is regarded as one of the greatest breakup albums of all time. The album came on the heels of a split with his fiancée on the evening of his 30th birthday. Produced by Nigel Godrich, the album not only includes some of Beck’s best work but also features a clarity of sound that really brings shivers down the spine when being listened to on vinyl record. Packing the studio with a great musician, the instrumentation has the tightness that can come about in the flow of veterans who apply their craft to a project which they feel lucky to be a part of.  Holding this album in your hands makes you feel lucky to be a part of it as well.

The Flying Club Cup of Beirut

A band like Beirut’s one of the biggest advantages is their ability to create beautiful music with traditional instrumentation that you can’t get in many other places. Zach Condon is the artist who can create an album incorporating instruments such as the flugelhorn, ukulele, cello, trumpet, accordion, trombone, melodica, tuba, upright bass, and glockenspiel but doesn’t sound like circus music. Inspired by a turn-of-the-century Parisian balloon festival, the second album of Beirut is a musical masterpiece that will remain a timeless value in your vinyl record collection.

Thickfreakness of The Black Keys

The Black Keys’ second album was a tongue-and-cheek reference to the old, junky analog recording equipment used to record the album and their studio was drummer Patrick Carney’s basement. Thickfreakness was recorded in a non-stop 14-hour session. It is the Akron duo stripped down to dirty blues core. Dan Auerbach’s voice is 23 going on 60, full of cigarettes while Carney bangs the drums like a floppy-haired Thor. In other words, it is perfect for a drool-worthy vinyl record.