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25 Gift Ideas for Record Collectors this Christmas
25 Gift Ideas for Record Collectors this Holiday Season

Check out 25 Gift ideas for record collectors that are sure to please this Christmas.

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King Crimson Albums, Ranked Worst to Best
King Crimson Albums, Ranked Worst to Best

Breaking down the highlights and lowlights of King Crimson’s 15-album studio career.

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Best Christmas Vinyl Records to Bring Holiday Cheer
Top 25 Christmas Holiday Vinyl Records

From Bing Crosby and Perry Como, to Mariah Carey and John Legend, these albums are must-haves.

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Counting down the Greatest Hits of the 60s
Ranking the 50 Greatest Hits of the 1960s

Dissecting a diverse decade of music inspired by the Civil Rights and counterculture movements.

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Album Reviews

Eddie Vedder's Earthling Shows Passion for Music & Life

Pearl Jam frontman’s third solo album features collaborations with other legendary artists.

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Steve Gunn's Other You is his "Most Complete Vision"

The cult artist’s new album is a quiet and sophisticated vision of reflection on what it means to be alive.

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Renewal is Billy Strings' Best Effort Yet

Album tackles themes of love, regret, terror, happiness, and the general struggle of existence.

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Turnstile Glow On Album Review
GLOW ON's Simplicity Isn't a Lack of Depth

Album cuts through the bullshit, offering introspective lyrics that feel very good to scream.

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Music Features

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam: The Complete Beginner’s Guide

Countless bands try to claim the label of the “voice of a generation,” but one that can actually do it and no one will bat an eye is Pearl Jam.

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At 50, it's one of Most Influential Albums Ever

David Crosby’s 1972 solo debut is a treasure trove of demos with Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, and more.

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Collecting Tips

Best Vinyl Record Storage Ideas & Solutions
12 of the Best Vinyl Storage Solutions

Explore solutions including antique magazine racks to IKEA shelves, cabinets, wall frames, and more.

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Vinyl Lingo: Differences Between LP vs EP Vinyl

New to vinyl collecting? Learn about the differences between LP vinyl and EP vinyl records.

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The 6 Best & Safest Ways to Clean Vinyl

Whether it’s cleaning solution or wood glue, keeping your vinyl clean is essential for its longevity.

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How to Grade Vinyl Records & What Condition Grades Mean

Understanding the vinyl record grading system can help you get the best bang for your buck.

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Music Reviews, Lists, Features, and Resources

Welcome to VinylMapper.com’s Blog. We provide fresh insight and opinions on the latest music industry news. Our album reviewers deliver expert takes on current hits and classics to inform your next vinyl purchase. Once you’ve found a new sound, our vinyl collecting tips keep your growing collection pristine. Finally, dive into music features to learn about the artists, genres, and sounds that built the industry.