Best Albums on Vinyl

Christmas is almost here, but many are still searching for gifts for the vinyl lover on their list.  Check out the Five best albums to own on vinyl for a few suggestions, then consider a broader range below from the editors at CNET.  Interestingly, no overlap between the first list of five and this list of twenty – of course, there are lots to choose from and everyone has an opinion.

You should also consider the Vinyl Me Please list of 52 that was an extension of the Vinyl + Cocktails list of 25 essential albums to have on vinyl.

Amy Winehouse — Back to Black (2006)
The Clash — London Calling (1979)
Father John Misty — God’s Favorite Customer (2018)  It’s interesting that this one didn’t show up on most of the 2018 best of lists.
Television — Marquee Moon (1977)
LCD Soundsystem — LCD Soundsystem (2005)
Parliament — Mothership Connection (1975)
The Beatles — White Album (1968)  –  even after fifty years this is still a great recording.
Feist — Let It Die (2004)
Cheap Trick — At Budokan (1978)
The Replacements — Pleased to Meet Me (1987)
Palace Brothers — Viva Last Blues (1995)
Kraftwerk — The Man-Machine (1978)
Stevie Wonder — Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
Portishead — Dummy (1994)
The Avalanches — Since I Left You (2000)
Daft Punk — Random Access Memories (2013)
Pink Floyd — Wish You Were Here (1975)
King Crimson — In The Court of the Crimson King (1969)
A Tribe Called Quest — Midnight Marauders (1993)
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers — Moanin’ (1959)
Feist — Let It Die (2004)
Cheap Trick — At Budokan (1978)
The Replacements — Pleased to Meet Me (1987)
Palace Brothers — Viva Last Blues (1995)
Kraftwerk — The Man-Machine (1978)
Stevie Wonder — Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
Portishead — Dummy (1994)
The Avalanches — Since I Left You (2000)
Daft Punk — Random Access Memories (2013)
Pink Floyd — Wish You Were Here (1975)
King Crimson — In The Court of the Crimson King (1969)
A Tribe Called Quest — Midnight Marauders (1993)
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers — Moanin’ (1959)