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These are the world’s most obsessive album collectors

A few years ago, I accidentally sold six Beatles records (in mint condition) for $1 each at a garage sale. I’ve always wondered what might’ve happened had I not sold them, along with all the other records I sold that day. Maybe I’d have a gigantic vinyl collection. Maybe, just maybe, I’d have a record collection to be envious of. Ok, perhaps not, after looking at these images by Eilon Paz from his 416-page book, Dust & Grooves.

These are your most obsessive album collectors. Their collections date back decades and they’re more than impressive – they’re incredible reminders of how music has changed our lives and how technology has changed the way we listen to tunes.

Via Esquire

Joe Brussard among his impressive collection of vinyl
Joe Brussard among his impressive collection of vinyl
Bob George saved two copies of every record he purchased over 30 years
Bob George saved two copies of every record he purchased over 30 years
A colour-coordinated record collection
A colour-coordinated record collection
David Fox Caldwell's vinyl collection in his Aikei Pro's Records Shop in Holly Springs, Mississippi
David Fox Caldwell’s vinyl collection in his Aikei Pro’s Records Shop in Holly Springs, Mississippi
Philip Osey Kojo listens to a record for the first time in 30 years, after his player broke
Philip Osey Kojo listens to a record for the first time in 30 years, after his player broke

About the author

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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