Yes, we know this isn't the typical pop release. But at this very moment what is more pop culture referential than Stranger Things? What was so cool about the show's original soundtrack records was that it was released in various ways, from spooky see-through ones to a paint-splattered version.
The vinyl edition of Radiohead's ninth album A Moon Shaped Pool (released May 8, 2016) was very special. It came enclosed in a case filled with artwork by Stanley Donwood and embossed paper that held the stark-white record. It was truly an artistic masterpiece that went beyond the music.
This limited edition release of Haim's 2014 single "My Song 5" was a cutout replication of its artwork, which showed member Alana Haim rocking a bomber jacket and denim shorts.
David Bowie's 25th and final album (released in January 2016) had a very special vinyl release that displayed the icon's witty brilliance. A sky full of stars appear once held up to the light and the star's letters on the vinyl glow if you shine a blacklight on it.
Britney Spears' iconic debut ...Baby One More Time album recently got a vinyl refresh earlier this month, which marked the first time the 1999 LP was pressed on wax. Urban Outfitters partnered with the pop icon's team for a limited edition pink and white swirled vinyls. Only 2,500 records were pressed for the exclusive package.
This gorgeous box set of Duran Duran's 14th album Paper Gods (released in June 2015) was definitely a sight! It came with a stark-white vinyl, four screen-printed Rainbow mirri board prints, a thirty-six page booklet and a certificate hand-signed by LA-based artist Alex Israel and the band members.
Big Bang celebrated their 10th anniversary with a special limited edition vinyl package, which dropped in October 2016. Along with the vibrant-colored record, it included posters of visual art works by group members and four archive books about their image, fashion, album, and the exhibition.
Urban Outfitters also worked with another pop icon—Christina Aguilera—in 2017 to press her 1999 debut album on vinyl for the first time. The pink-hued record was only released with 2,000 copies, so you were lucky if you managed to get your hands on one!
So this is a strange one! The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne decided to ask the collaborators of the band's 2012 The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends album for their actual blood. Why? Coyne wanted to press the samples into their double vinyl release for Record Store Day. Apparently Kesha and Neon Indian's Alan Palomo were all in for the idea.
The vinyl edition of The 1975's 2016 LP I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It mirrored the sleek but stunning detail of the album's cover art. The record was translucent instead of clear and came inside a beautiful sleeve.
Bastille decided to get creative with the vinyl edition of their sophomore album Wild World (released in Sept. 2016). The record itself was a standard black, but the slipcase had a cool, eye-popping Lenticular effect!
Perfect Pussy's 2014 debut album Say Yes to Love got a limited vinyl treatment with only 300 copies. But what made it interesting was that the clear record was pressed with lead singer Meredith Graves’ menstrual blood. There would have been more copies issued but she could only give so much...
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