Music is the universal language that can touch people of all races, creeds, sexes, religions, and nationalities. Music is that language that we all can understand, no matter where we come from. Throughout time, there have been artists that have been able to captivate the entire world with every note they played or every word they sang.
Listening to a vinyl album is an experience in it of itself. It’s a nostalgic thing that takes people back to a different time in their memories. http://www.vinylvintage.net/electrohome-signature-classic/ is a great place to find a nostalgic record player with all the amenities of modern technology, to match the fun of a record player. Here are some great ideas for some albums that should be in your collection.
Music is a direct reflection of times in which it was produced. These artists were the voices of their generations, and their times, and for these reasons these 7 albums are a few of the best-selling vinyl albums of all-time.
This release from the “King of Pop” turned the music world upside down. Michael Jackson cemented himself as an American music icon. The greatest selling artist of all time is beloved by fans all over the world. “Thriller” was released in 1982, and it 1984 it took over the Grammys. “Thriller” won 8 Grammys, including the coveted Album of the Year Award. “Thriller” has sold around 66 million copies worldwide.
“Back in Black”
The Australian rock band AC/DC was the epitome of the age of “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll.” They released “Back in Black” in 1980 and it has since sold more than 50 million copies across the globe. Earlier that year, lead singer Bon Scott died and instead of cancelling, this would become the first album with Brian Johnson as the singer. This album made sure to secure a place in music history for AC/DC.
“Dark Side of the Moon”
“Dark Side of the Moon” was released in 1973, after Pink Floyd recorded the album at the famed Abbey Road Studios, in London. This British rock band made more impact on the world than just their music. Their music was a reflection on the time, done in a timeless way. In 2013, the “Dark Side of the Moon” album was added into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress because the album was considered to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
“Bat out of Hell”
Meatloaf released “Bat out of Hell” in 1977 under Epic records. This album instantly became a hit and over time it evolved in to one of rock’s most iconic albums. It has sold over 43 million albums, to date, and has been certified platinum 14 times. In 2017, a play debuted that was solely based on the “Bat out of Hell” album. That is an honor that not many musicians receive.
“Saturday Night Fever”
This was the soundtrack to the movie “Saturday Night Fever” that was released in 1977, starring the legendary John Travolta. This movie and soundtrack came to be recognized as representing an entire generation of young people in America. The album spent nearly two years at the top of the charts and to date has sold. This album has been added to the National Recording Registry because of its’ cultural significance.
Fleetwood Mac was a British-American band who showed longevity over their careers. “Rumours” was their 11th studio album and, ultimately their most popular. The album was released in 1977 (It was a great year for music), and has since sold over 40 million copies and been certified diamond in multiple coutries. In 1978, “Rumors” won Album of the Year over nominees like Steely Dan and The Eagles.
“Led Zeppelin IV”
This album is considered, by critics and artist alike, as one of the greatest rock albums of all-time. Led Zeppelin released “Led Zeppelin IV” in 1971 after a not-so-hot showing from their previous album. That would not be the case for this one. The album went on to sell more than 37 million copies around the world, to date. It was certified 23 times platinum in the United States and 2 times diamond in Canada.
Listening to music can be an all-encompassing ritual for cleaning the house or for meditation. From the old school vinyl album to the classic sound that it produces, it can relax the mind and transport you to the happy memories that life has provided. Classic hits will bring back the memories of the world at the time, special occasions, or that one funny moment with a friend that you always think of when you hear a particular song. Not only does music take you back to that time, it is a direct reflection of the culture that produced it.