Doing a little basement cleaning today, and found a box of LPs on vinyl. I stopped buying vinyl around the time I was in college, so the collection is a snapshot of what I listened to when I was about the age my older son is now.

I know there are some missing - for example, I know I owned Yes 90125 on vinyl - but I think the gist of it remains. I am simultaneously horrified and pleased with my old self. (David Sanborn? Really? So glad I grew out of that.) But pretty decent breadth in terms of genres for 18!

Here’s the whole confessional list for your perusal:


  • Electric Light Orchestra, Discovery
  • The Everly Brothers, 24 Original Classics
  • Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
  • Foreigner, 4
  • George Michael, Faith
  • Paul Simon, Graceland
  • Prince, 1999
  • Robert Palmer, Riptide
  • Sade, Diamond Life
  • Sade, Promise
  • Sade, Stronger Than Pride
  • Steely Dan, Aja
  • Supertramp, Even in the Quietest Moments
  • Supertramp, Famous Last Words
  • Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense
  • Tangerine Dream, Rubycon
  • Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston


  • Crossroads, Soundtrack
  • Pretty in Pink, Soundtrack
  • Round Midnight, Soundtrack


  • Benny Goodman Sextet, Featuring Charlie Christian (1939-1941)
  • Billie Holiday, Lady in Satin
  • Bob James & David Sanborn, Double Vision
  • David Sanborn, Straight to the Heart
  • George Winston, December
  • Glenn Miller, Remember Glenn
  • Joe Jackson, Jumpin’ Jive
  • Linda Rondstadt, Lush Life
  • Linda Ronstadt, For Sentimental Reasons
  • Linda Ronstadt, What’s New


  • Beethoven, Symphony 7: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Reiner
  • Beethoven, Sonatas (Moonlight, Appassionata, Pathetique): Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Mendelssohn, Midsummer Night’s Dream & Symphony 5: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paray
  • Mozart, Requiem: Berlin Philharmonic, Karajan
  • Mozart, Sonatas: Andras Schiff
  • Mozart, Clarinet Quintet & Clarinet Concerto: Robert Marcellus, Cleveland Orchestra, Szell