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For The Record

If you've been keeping up with my blog, you know that I truly love music. I grew up around it because my dad always had his band practices at our house and I was constantly exposed to it from a young age. I got my first guitar in elementary school and taught myself how to play it when I was in fifth grade. The first song I ever learned how to play was Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry. My dad's band played a lot of funk, if you're wondering why, so I was obsessed with it when I was young.

Ever since then I'd been writing songs, exposing myself to as many different genres as I could, and going to concerts like a mad woman. If I tried to name every single artist I've seen in concert, you would be reading for a really long time. To save you the scrolling, a few that I've seen are artists like John Mayer (8 times), the Killers, Blink-182, Brand New, Earth Wind and Fire, Lorde, Modest Mouse, Bastille, Lana, DMB, and Eminem. I also went to Firefly 2015, Music Midtown 2014, and Warped Tour for seven years straight. Fun fact: my very first concert was the High School Musical Concert. You would think that would be embarrassing but I have no shame.

Aside from all of that, I got into collecting records when I was in High School. I took my grandma's old record player and my dad's old records and would constantly have it playing. The quality wasn't very good considering the speakers were from the 80s, but I was still excited by it. When I was a freshman in college, my boyfriend got me a new Crosley record player and the obsession grew. I love the way that it sounds and the authenticity of it all. I also like that with CD's being a thing of the past, this is a way that we can still support the artist. Because of this, I wanted to share with you all a few of my favorite albums to listen to on vinyl!

1. Continuum- John Mayer

2. The Magical Mystery Tour- The Beatles

3. Led Zeppelin IV- Led Zeppelin

4. The Devil and God are Raging Inside of Me- Brand New

5. Some Girls- The Rolling Stones

6. The Lumineers- The Lumineers

7. AM- Arctic Monkeys

8. Plans- Death Cab For Cutie

9. Pure Heroine- Lorde

10. In Between Dreams- Jack Johnson

Keep in mind, these are only out of the albums that I own and a few of my personal favorites. Some of my favorite albums that I don't own yet are Where The Light Is- John Mayer, Rumors- Fleetwood Mac, Dark Side of the Moon- Pink Floyd, Abbey Road- The Beatles, Calling The World- Rooney, and Reach For The Sun- The Dangerous Summer.

Side note: If you're wondering about my look, I got the hat from JC Penney, the shorts from PacSun, and the shirt was $2 at my local thrift store.

What are your favorite albums? In general or on vinyl! Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for reading!

Peace, Love, Jordan. xoxo

All photos taken by Eleftheria Giannopoulos. You can find her on instagram at @eleftheria.gia or @elefthographia.

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