A surge of interest in vinyl records may be surprising to some. Many believe that with the introduction of digital music the attraction of vinyl would be lost. However, its timeless appeal is due to its interesting artwork in conjunction with its unmistakable sound. This is good news for those just beginning their collection; Academy Records features a full range of new and used vinyl records.
This East Village record store is stocked with both contemporary and classic favorites spanning all genres and decades. Visitors can browse the rich history of inspiring album artwork, which defined an era dominated by vinyl LPs.
Check out some of these noteworthy and uniquely designed albums:
- Led Zeppelin, ‘Houses of the Holy’, (right) As Led Zeppelin’s fifth album, this LP features a strange alien landscape with whitewashed children. Later nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Album Package” category, this album is certainly a signature piece in any collection and marks a shift in art and music collaboration.
- Pink Floyd, ‘Dark Side of the Moon’: (above) This monumental album not only shaped music, but is also an iconic piece of artwork. Whether or not you know (or even like) Pink Floyd, chances are you have seen this album's timeless minimalist cover before.
- Yes, ‘Relayer’, (below)Notable not only for their unmistakable sound, British band Yes was a perfect example of music and artwork working in tandem. Most notable is the dreamlike landscapes of artist Roger Dean, who worked closely with the band on a number of albums.
Album artwork of the late 60s and 70s defined an era and made vinyl records more than just about music. This multimedia approach, with creative design and progressive packaging, still remains a timeless fusion of music and art. Check out these and other fantastic new and used vinyl at Academy Records.