We are finally onto Part 5, in this part we will carry on with the B's. If you havent seen any of the other 4 parts then definitely go and check these out through the other links!
Brother Ali - Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color
I have to admit that I've never really delved into Brother Ali's music with the exception of this album, I don't know why I never have because this album is brilliant in my opinion. Also, the cover has potential to be iconic, if only he was a more famous rapper.
This album is on beautiful splattered vinyl of red and blue. I think the vinyl looks absolutely amazing and it is really a must buy if you are into Brother Ali's music. Not to mention that the pressing is amazing as well.
The record also comes with this really cool poster, which I won't put up anywhere because it doesn't really fit my room, but in the right room this could be a really cool asset. I picked this up before vinyl started to get popular again and it really was cheap, with postage and packaging off Amazon it came to only just over £10.
Chiddy Bang - The Preview
We finally get to the first ever record that I bought, this cost me only £6 when I bought it off Amazon way, way back. This was the first ever record in my collection and I actually owned this a few weeks before I got my actual record player. So it was just sat there waiting until christmas, but this was an absolute steal at the time, before the inevitable price inflation when vinyl became cool again.
It is hardly an album, with only 8 or so songs I think but when this came out I did not stop playing it, and this really takes me back to those years that ensued especially the absolutely timeless 'Opposite of Adults' which uses an extended sample of MGMT's 'Kids'. GO listen to that song if you have never heard it.
Childish Gambino - Because The Internet
This album is literally the definition of perfection, and has a pretty cool story behind it. When I last went to Holland in 2014, there's the most amazing record store in the city of Venlo. I messaged them about a week before I went and they said they had one in stock and would keep it aside for me, all in perfect English. This is why that is my favourite place on the planet. If you're ever in the area check that place out.
This is the book inside the slipcase of a cover, it contains the screenplay behind the album, which you can see below, the screenplay is really cool because you read up to a certain point and it tells you to listen to a certain song which all fits together into this film that isn't a film but I wish was a film. (Especially the bit with Ylvis, make it happen Gambino).
The records don't actually say on the inside stamp whether it is the A or B side, which is really annoying because you have to get it into the light to see which side it even is. But the pressing is really good and really justifies the 44 euros that I paid for it.
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood To The Head
It seems Coldplay are like Marmite to music fans, especially their early stuff. I don't like Marmite, but i certainly like Coldplay, I'm going to see them in the summer which I am absolutely hyped for. But this album contains, in my opinion, one of the most iconic album covers of all time. I'm not quite sure what it is but it looks really cool expanded onto the record cover.
The inside of the gatefold is pretty simple with just a photograph of the band working on the album in the studio. It doesn't look like anything particularly special.
The pressing of the album is really nice, it's not extraordinary but it is by no means bad. Now the songs on this album are pretty much all a 10, with tunes like 'In My Place', 'Politik' and 'The Scientist'. The album sleeve actually feels really nice and smooth, you can tell this record was well made with the aesthetics and the music as well.