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Be warned, collecting vinyl is not for the weak at heart. As soon as you start, you’ll find yourself unable to resist the chance of getting your hands on record after record. Whether it’s an original pressing or an exclusive one-of-a-kind edition, you won’t be able to fight against the urge to buy!

I started collecting vinyl six years ago and now I have around 90 albums to call my own; I own a bit of everything from The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds to Elliott Smith’s Either/Or. Certain albums are meant to be enjoyed on vinyl, and this isn’t exclusive to the classics either. One of my favorite albums I have on vinyl is Steve Lacy’s Gemini Rights, it’s my go-to listen to unwind!

So, if you have or want to start a collection, be sure to buy it second-hand. Not only to save money, but to support smaller, or independently owned music shops! Best of luck at scoring your favorite album on vinyl folks!

Justice Morris is a freshman History and Latino Studies double major at the University of Texas at Austin, also pursuing a Core Texts and Ideas certificate. Justice is a passionate writer; she enjoys sharing her thoughts on popular culture, life as a college student, and her cultural experience as a Hispanic woman. When she’s not writing, she loves taking care of her plants, trips to Half Price Books, and attending concerts. IG: @_.pajarita._