Must-have, eye-wateringly cool records
Andrew Trendell

12:34 22nd September 2014

Our record collections have grown in abundance this year. Not only due to the incredible calibre of awesome albums released, but also do to the sheer beauty of many of the releases. Here are 35 of most beautiful.

Fancy Aphex Twin's folded face in perspex? BANKS in blood red/ If you're fond of leopard print and grunge then the Brody Dalle vinyl is the one for you, or if you're after a little 'blood-splattered reptile' chic then we'd advise picking up the Jurassic Park soundtrack. Then there's the scarlet beauty of Warpaint, the crystal clear wonder of Chet Faker, the 'Magic' of Coldplay or some bloody heavy and awesome box sets from Suede, Mogwai and Jack White. 

Putting the needle on these is always a pleasure. Get them in your record cabinet now. 

  • Brody Dalle - Diploid Love

  • Chet Faker - Built On Glass

  • Mogwai - Rave Tapes

  • Coldplay - Ghost Stories

  • Suede - 7" singles box set

  • Jack White - Lazaretto

  • Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time

  • Neil Young - A Letter Home

  • Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow

  • Sisyphus - Sisyphus

  • St Vincent - St Vincent

  • Warpaint - Warpaint

  • David Lynch - The Big Dream (Super Deluxe Edition)

  • David Bowie - Rebel Rebel

  • Thumpers - Galore

  • Led Zeppelin - III (reissue)

  • James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical

  • Woman's Hour - Conversations

  • First Aid Kit - Stay Gold

  • The Black Keys - Turn Blue

  • Crosses - Crosses

  • Oasis - Definitely Maybe (reissue)

  • Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business

  • Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

  • The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers

  • Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

  • LCD Soundsystem - The Long Goodbye

  • Interpol - El Pintor

  • The Jurassic Park soundtrack

  • The War On Drugs - Lost In A Dream

  • Alt-J - An Awesome Wave

  • Banks - Goddess

  • FKA Twigs - LP1

  • Haim - My Song 5

  • Aphex Twin - Syro

  • Queen - Live At The Rainbow '74

  • Goat - Commune

  • XL Recordings - Pay Close Attention

  • Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible (20th Anniversary reissue)

  • Pink Floyd - The Endless River

  • Blondie - Vinyl album box set

  • Todd Terje - It's Album Time

  • Tune-Yards - Nikki Nack

  • Pixies - Indy Cindy

  • Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World (source: http://imlisteningtothis.blogspot.co.uk/ )

  • Royal Blood - Royal Blood (source: ebay.com/zorg18361836)

  • Ghostbusters theme

  • David Bowie - Nothing Has Changed

  • U2 - Songs Of Innocence

  • Gerard Way - Hesitant Alien


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