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Crosley Record Player & Collection

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When I was younger, I discovered my mum’s record collection. I would sit and work my way through the dust covered boxes, being incredibly heavy handed and laughing at how old and HUGE they were compared to my cool, new minidisc player. That’s right, minidisc. If you don’t know what that is then shame on you.

Fast forward to the age of 25, sorting through my wardrobe and once again I stumble upon these boxes of vinyls. This time, instead of turning my nose up at them, I sat, flicked through them all and picked out some of my favourites. Literally, from that point on, I decided I needed, not wanted, NEEDED a record player.

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Scrolling through Urban Outfitters sale on a whim a couple of months later I saw this Crosley Record Player (it’s not available in the colour I bought anymore) on offer and I didn’t even second guess it. It was in my basket and on its way to me quicker than you can say ‘savings’. This was at the end of last year, and I still maintain it’s my best purchase of 2015.

Since buying, my record collection has grown, and I think I currently own about 100 records. I pick them up from Amazon, HMV and old charity shops. You’d be surprised at some of the gems that people throw away, and when I’m paying towards a good cause it’s a massive win-win situation.

Crosley7Crosley8My collection spans from newbies, including both Ed Sheeran albums and a few of Eminem albums (I wish I could rap),

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to one of my favourites, in the form of the Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison album. If you’re a fan of the Cash, I can’t recommend this enough,

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to donations from my mum’s collection, no record collection is complete without an old-school Whitney Houston album,

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and finally, to one of my favourite charity shop purchases, Walt Disney’s Best Loved Fairy Tales, which cost the beard a grand total of £2.

I don’t know why the sound from the Crosley Record Player sounds so much better than radio, iPod or CD, but to me, it just does.

There’s nothing better than getting out of the bath, or just relaxing in your room and whacking on a vinyl to listen to. It relaxes me so much and I can genuinely sit there for hours just enjoying the sound.

If you’re a music fan, or if you’re just looking for something to add to a room (I think the design of the Crosley Record Player’s is really cute), then this is definitely something I would invest in.

Thanks for reading,

S x

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