Whittling Down Your Record Collection


I just spent the last few days really *focusing* on what records in my vinyl collection were my *best*…my desert island discs. Reason being, these discs be heavy—but also, just as an self-actualization exercise.

Here’s what I’m left with:

The Doors: Waiting For The Sun

Donnie Darko: Motion Picture Score

The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out

Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue

Sex Pistols: The Original Pistols Live

Tom Waits: Real Gone

The Modern Jazz Quartet: self-titled

The Steve Miller Band: Greatest Hits

Herbie Mann: Windows Opened

Mahavishnu John McLaughlin: My Goal’s Beyond

The Mahavishnu Orchestra With John McLaughlin: The Inner Mounting Flame

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Nonagon Infinity

V.S.O.P.: The Quintet

Django Reinhardt: First Recordings

Pet Shop Boys: Introspective

King Crimson: In The Court Of The Crimson King

Dereck Higgins: Flyover

Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage

Focus: Moving Waves

Miles Davis: Bitches Brew

Billy Joel: Greatest Hits Vol 1 & 2

Dan Deacon: Gliss Riffer

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme

Mike Oldfeld: Tubular Bells

The Monkees: Instant Replay

The Moody Blues: In Search Of The Lost Chord

Alice Cooper’s Greatest Hits

The Craft: Soundtrack

Genesis: Invisible Touch

John Coltrane: The Roulette Sides

Alice Coltrane: Journey In Satchidananda

The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

Ornette Coleman: New York Is Now!

John Carpenter: Lost Themes

Can: Monster Movie

The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds

The Beatles: Revolver

The Beatles: Abbey Road

Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um

The Modern Jazz Quartet: For Ellington

The Modern Jazz Quartet: The Quartet

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Alone In San Francisco

The Beatles: The White Album

The Beach Boys: Endless Summer

Audience: The House On The Hill

The Alan Parsons Project: Pyramid

The Alan Parsons Project: I Robot

The Velvet Underground With Nico: self-titled

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: II

Sun Ra: Space Is The Place

The Rolling Stones: Their Satanic Majesties Request

Jean-Luc Ponty: Mystical Adventures

Hope I made the right choices!