Sunday, January 03, 2016

My Top 10 Most Valuable Vinyl Records

I've been wanting to do a "Top 10 Vinyl Records" post for a long time now, but I had no idea how to classify them - should I pick my favourite albums, the records that were hardest to find, or the ones that had the most value personally. I decided to choose this specific Top 10 based on rarity, colour, and price.

When purchasing records I always look out for any exclusive or limited edition versions. For example, a couple of months ago 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber was released on vinyl. I had preordered it on Amazon and it was a standard black vinyl edition. Just before the release date Urban Outfitters announced they would be releasing an exclusive clear vinyl of the album. I immediately cancelled my Amazon preorder and purchased the Urban Outfitters version, even though it cost a little bit more. I really love coloured records and although I included a few picture discs in this post, I'm not too fussed on those.

There are two records I am dying to get: English Rain by Gabrielle Aplin (Blue), and A Fever You Can't Sweat Out by Panic! At The Disco (Gold). They are both astronomically expensive so if I ever see them at a decent price I will pounce on them straight away. But for now, here is my Top 10...

Panic! At The Disco - Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (12")
Limited Edition - 1000 copies pressed
Colour: White Splatter
What I Paid: Not sure exactly but it was around $120

Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High (2 x 12")
Hot Topic Exclusive
Colour: Clear with Blue with White Splatter
2500 copies pressed.
What I Paid: $24.55 USD

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation (12")
Hot Topic Exclusive
Colour: Transparent Purple/Opaque Lavender split
What I Paid: $18.99 USD

Clueless Soundtrack (12")
Urban Outfitters Exclusive Picture Disc (still available)
Colour: Yellow Plaid
What I Paid: $35.98 USD

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Soundtrack (12")
Urban Outfitters Exclusive
Colour: Transparent Green
What I Paid: $22.98 USD

5 Seconds of Summer - Self Titled (12")
Limited Edition Record Store Day Release
Colour: Picture Disc - album cover on one side, graphic design on the other
What I paid: $40-60ish on eBay

Justin Bieber - Believe (2 x 12")
Limited Edition - only 1000 copies pressed for the VIP package on his Believe tour.
Colour: Picture Disc
What I Paid: $50 for the record + full merch pack from when Justin was in Australia. The insert is signed. It now goes for $500+ on eBay.

Ryan Adams - 1989 (2 x 12")
Barnes and Noble Exclusive
Colour: Seafoam Green
What I paid: $30.60 USD on eBay - Available for $18.99 at Barnes and Noble

One Direction - Midnight Memories (7")
Limited Edition Record Store Day Release
Colour: Picture Disc
What I Paid: Not sure exactly - it may have been around $20-30 including shipping

Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane (2 x 12")
Limited Edition - 500 copies pressed
Colour: Red/Peach/Black Swirl
What I Paid: $105.12 USD

I'd love to do my Top 10 Records I own in the future so do let me know if you are interested in that. Please leave me a comment if you are a vinyl collector - I'd love to hear about some of your favourites in your collection. ♥


  1. This is awesome! I've never seen a lot of differently colored ones, so it's awesome to see. For Christmas I got a record player, so now I'm all interested in getting some more. I would love to see a top 10 records in the future!

    I play a ton of my dad's old records, so the only one that is new in my collection is Bad Suns - Language and Perspective. It's fantastic.

    Peace & Love // Celestralite

    1. That's so exciting Celeste! I've never heard of Bad Suns - definitely need to check them out. x

  2. So much pretty! If I lived somewhere where it wasn't so darn quiet with people that live around me, then I would buy a record player and start buying vinyl! I ADORE the Panic! At The Disco one - it's gorgeous.

    I'd definitely read another post like this, if you did one!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

    1. Thank you Meg!

      I'm quite lucky that we have quite a decent sized house and lots of space around it so I don't worry too much about the noise :)

  3. I absolutely love all your records and your player.
    Forgive me, I'm new to your site, but do you have a review on the player that's shown here? I've been thinking about getting one, but I'd like a honest review before I look into it. <3

    1. Hi Sanjana! Great to have you here :) I have done a post on my whole set up here if you'd like to check it out. :)

  4. Umm, HECK YES. To everything about this post -- please do more! I collect vinyl and adore getting new colored ones. I have a clear twenty one pilots one, pink Of Monsters and Men vinyl, etc. It is the best. The Perks LP, Ryan Adams, beautiful Maroon 5, and even a PLAID VINYL?! Gah, you rock.

    1. I'm so glad you liked it Erin! I might do my overall top 10 favourite records next but the bummer is that most of them are just plain black because they weren't released any other way which looks pretty boring. I'll have to make a list and see how it goes :)

  5. You reminded me about some cool albums with that post! :) Vinyl is so magical to me!

    1. I'm so glad, Kasia! I think Songs About Jane in particular is one I want people to listen to again - it's a classic. x

  6. I've been wanting to get a record player for a while now, and these pictures are so pretty! Love your blog aesthetic :)

    Chic Dream Jar


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