5 New Release Vinyl Albums that should be in Your Collection

Posted by on November 07, 2016 . .

5 New Release Vinyl Albums that should be in Your Collection     

I’m often asked what my favourite album is, and there are way too many vinyl albums that can appear in that category to list here. With new albums and vinyl reissues hitting my shelf every week, what I can tell you instead is what newly released vinyl albums you should be adding to your vinyl collection.

Here are five recent releases/reissues that JJ’s Vinyl can’t get enough of – to browse through all our new release vinyl albums, just click here.

Pearl Jam – Yield

Yield rates highly as one of my top five favourite Pearl Jam albums and is a regular album of choice when I’m selecting from their vast back catalogue. Originally released in 1998, Yield was Pearl Jam’s 5th studio album and possibly the bands most cohesive effort, with contributions from all members. My personal favourite tracks would be the gutsy opening track ‘Brain of J’, the beautifully catchy ballad ‘Wishlist’, and my album highlight, ‘Do the Evolution’, with the throaty growl and screams of Eddie Vedder backed by an equally hard rocking band. Yield is a must own Pearl Jam album for new and old fans alike. Get your vinyl copy today.

Prince – Sign ‘O’ the Times

I’m absolutely loving the Prince vinyl reissues and Sign ‘O’ the Times was on top of my must have list. This double album was initially planned by prince to be a 3LP album but he was talked out of it by record company executives. What we’re left with on this culled 2LP set is nothing short of stunning. With influences drawn from funk, soul, rock, electro and psychedelia pop, this was the most highly acclaimed of all Prince albums. With tracks such as ‘U got that look’, ‘I could never take the place of your man’ and the brilliant title track ‘Sign ‘O’ the Times’. If you haven’t got a copy of this album on vinyl, well, you’re simply missing out.     

Jack White – Acoustic Recordings 1998 – 2016

This 26 track, double 180gm vinyl album was specifically remastered for this compilation and is a real gem; it’s a must have for all fans of The White Stripes. This album showcases acoustic tracks from Jack White’s wide-ranging musical career, spanning album tracks, B-sides, remixes, alternate versions, and previously unreleased tracks. My personal favourite tracks are ‘We’re going to be friends’, ‘Honey, we can’t afford to look this cheap’, ‘Effect & cause’ and ‘Just one drink’ but to tell you the truth I love them all and this is another must own album, one of my favourites for 2016. Grab it here.

Badbadnotgood – IV

IV is described by music critics as sounding something like a jam session in space between Can, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters, Weather Report, Arthur Russell and MF Doom. This young genre mashing foursome who formed in Toronto, Canada in 2010, show musicianship well beyond their years. This is an album that deserves a place on the shelf of any self-respecting music fan, Badbadnotgood are a band to look out for and IV is an album that comes highly recommended by JJ’S Vinyl.

The Avalanches – Wildflower

The Avalanches’ Wildflower was released 16 years after their last album Since I left you and despite the considerably long period between albums Wildflower does not disappoint. The first single off the album, ‘Frankie Sinatra’, draws from a variety of eras, cultures and genres, and exemplifies the rich tapestry of samples and sonics that is distinctly The Avalanches. Although some fans were initially divided over the single, I think it’s fair to say the 2LP album delivers enough diversity to keep most listeners content. The genre defying Australian band have created another modern day masterpiece, it’s certainly my pick for the best album of 2016. You can find your vinyl copy here.

These albums are just 5 of our favourite new release vinyl albums and there are plenty more that we could have listed here. Find your favourite vinyl album at JJ’s Vinyl, and remember all orders over $95 receive free shipping! What are you waiting for?