Collecting vinyl records is a great pasttime because it supports artists and it gives you an excuse to collect more stuff. Guilt-free shopping! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount Pictures But starting a new collection can be a huge undertaking. Where to even begin? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Buena Vista Pictures So tell us, what are the most essential pieces in your record collection? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Nickelodeon A nostalgic addition from your childhood that makes you get misty eyed when you play it? amazon.com A classic staple that you'd be crazy not to enjoy? amazon.com A contemporary instant hit to play for casual hangs? amazon.com Tell us about your favorite albums to listen to the old-fashioned way in the comments below to be featured in a future BuzzFeed post!