What are the top 10 vinyl albums for every new collection?

Top 10 Vinyl Albums?

The Crew at Clocktower at Clocktower often get asked for recommendations by new vinyl collectors to help them get started with their collection. We asked the owner Roy to tell us his favorite top 10 vinyl albums to help our customers with ideas. In this article, Roy lists his favorite ten vinyl albums that he believes record collectors may want to consider. We appreciate depending on taste and who you ask everyone’s list would be different, however, some albums just keep coming up over and over and we thought to share Roy’s list because he has many years of experience running the very popular records shop. In addition to this, we also ask our customers what we should add to make Clocktower Records definitive top 20 List. 

At the end of this list, you can add your ideas and vote on ideas from our customer suggestions/

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Record Store Day 2023

Clocktower Records, in the heart of Bridport, Dorset, is thrilled to announce another Record Store Day 24th November 2023. This celebration of music culture promises to be an unforgettable experience for collectors, and music enthusiasts alike. Get ready to dive into a world of exclusive vinyl releases, live performances, and an atmosphere that resonates with the pure joy of music!

The Popularity of the Event:

Record Store Day has become an international phenomenon, with music lovers eagerly anticipating its arrival each year. As Clocktower Records hosts its own event in Bridport, the excitement reaches a crescendo. The annual event has gained immense popularity due to its commitment to supporting independent record stores and promoting the magic of vinyl records. Music from all walks of life gather to celebrate their passion for physical music in the digital age.

Live Music and Performances:

At Clocktower Records’ Record Store Day Event, we take pride in curating an unforgettable musical experience. Expect live performances from local bands and artists, adding their unique flair to the celebration. As you browse through our vast collection of records, the melodic sounds of live music will fill the air, creating an ambiance that truly captures the essence of Record Store Day.

Exclusive Vinyl Releases:

One of the highlights of Clocktower Records’ event is the selection of exclusive vinyl releases available only on Record Store Day. From limited edition pressings to rare reissues and special colored vinyls, collectors and enthusiasts will be delighted with the array of musical treasures awaiting discovery. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a newcomer to vinyl, these exclusive releases are sure to make your heart skip a beat.

Examples of Previous Exclusives:

In the past, Clocktower Records has featured extraordinary exclusives that have left music fans buzzing with excitement. Some memorable examples include:

      1. “Retro Vibes”: A limited edition colored vinyl of a classic album from the ’80s, complete with a deluxe packaging and a booklet of rare photographs.
          1. “Unplugged Sessions”: An exclusive LP featuring intimate, acoustic performances from renowned artists, available only at Clocktower Records.
            1. “B-Sides & Rarities”: A compilation of never-before-heard tracks and unreleased gems from iconic musicians, specially curated for Record Store Day.


            Clocktower Records’ Record Store Day Event on 24th November 2023 promises an unparalleled celebration of music, vinyl culture, and community spirit. The allure of exclusive vinyl releases, makes this event a must-attend for music enthusiasts of all ages. Join us in Bridport, Dorset, and experience the magic of Record Store Day as we come together to celebrate the timeless beauty of physical music!


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