On this Page, I cover a handful of records currently in heavy rotation on my turntable, outline my top albums of 2021, and share my turntable setup. The length of the list is likely to fluctuate, and I’ll do my best to keep it relatively up to date.
Eventually I may add more to it, including some highly rated entry level turntables.
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In the Queue
Here are the records currently in heavy rotation on my turntable. These are the ones currently receiving multiple plays, records I’ve pulled out and set aside to give an extra spin or two.
Want to know what received the most spins in 2021? Check out my Most Spun in 2021 blog post.
Again, I’ll try to keep the “In the Queue” section up to date with the latest additions to my collection, and the records I’m currently spinning on my turntable.
Best of 2021: My Top 12 Vinyl Albums of the Year
These records get my vote for a coveted spot in my top 12 albums of 2021 end of the year list. Note that these are in pseudo correct order. You’ll have to check out my Best Albums of 2021 post to see how they ultimately rank.
I’m curious to know what your top records of 2021 were. Feel free to drop a note in the comments and let me know!
My Turntable + Other Essentials
My turntable is a U-Turn Audio Orbit Custom on walnut with a clear platter and an upgraded needed. It has a built in pre-amp as I’m a minimalist, and the speakers are housed discreetly in a cabinet below the turntable.
Additionally, a few essentials in my setup include my IKEA Kallax 5×5 shelf in white, which occasionally makes a cameo in photos that include on posts of late.
Also, my 2020 MacBook Air in Rose Gold is where I do all my writing, design work, and video editing.
Finally, when I hit the trails (paved on my bike or the dirt ones in the woods by foot), I’m typically sporting the AirPods Pro my wife got me for Christmas last year.
These things all make up my day-to-day essentials when it comes both to my personal like and my pseudo professional side gig one.