October 26, 2022

All Spins, No Skips

Kevin Kosanovich

Kevin holds a Ph.D. in American studies and is an expert in American cultural history and hip-hop. He is the Senior Content Manager at StockX.

Here's StockX's curated guide of absolute bangers for everyone on your holiday gift list.

Here's StockX's curated guide of absolute bangers for everyone on your holiday gift list.

The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means only one thing: time to cop some bangers. This past year some of the biggest and best in the game – looking at you Beyoncé – dropped some unbelievable music in glorious vinyl pressings. If someone on your holiday list is a fan of music, StockX has all the records you need to make sure the vibes stay merry and bright.

Bad Bunny Anniversary Trilogy 3XLP Vinyl Boxset

Released in December 2021, this boxset collects Bad Bunny’s first three albums, X100PRE, YHLQMDLG, and EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO, all pressed as double LPs. The boxset marks the first time YHLQMDLG and EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO have received the vinyl treatment. Also included is a lithograph of all the albums’ cover art and a QR code for an AI experience. Go ahead and pick up the Bad Bunny boxset; they’ll pair nicely with any Bad Bunny adidas or Crocs collabs this holiday season.  

Beyoncé Renaissance Limited Edition 2XLP Vinyl Black

Beyoncé returned with her seventh album, Renaissance, at the end of July. Since then, album sales have been brisk. It’s not surprising that the album is selling so well – Renaissance is the textbook definition of no skips. In addition to Renaissance, be sure and round out your vinyl collection with Homecoming, Lemonade, and B’Day. It’s not only about the music – elevate your style game with her IVY PARK line and adidas sneaker collabs. So celebrate Queen Bey’s world this holiday season, and be extra thankful we’re lucky to live here.  

Daniel Arsham x The Weeknd House of Balloons Anniversary 2LP (Edition of 1000)

This was the mixtape that started it all. Long before the Super Bowl, Bella Hadid, and Dawn FM, The Weeknd was a noir, narco-pop concoction that emerged sui generis from the internet. In celebration of the mixtape’s 10-year anniversary, The Weeknd collaborated with the artist Daniel Arsham on this beautiful special edition. The Daniel Arsham x The Weeknd House of Balloons Anniversary 2LP Vinyl features reimagined artwork in Arsham’s erosion technique with the records pressed on crystal clear vinyl. For the music, art, and nostalgia lover, this is the perfect gift this year.  

Mac Miller The Divine Feminine Limited 2XLP Vinyl Pink

The late, great Mac Miller still commands vinyl record market share more than four years after his untimely passing. A concise, confident record displaying Miller’s maturing artistry, The Divine Feminine features notable appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Kaytranada, Anderson.Paak, and Robert Glasper, among others. Make sure the Mac Miller fan in your life gets a copy of this record this year.

Harry Styles Harry’s House Exclusive Vinyl Sea Glass Green

Harry Styles returned with his third solo record, Harry’s House, and proceeded to dominate the world of pop culture in 2022. On his first release since 2019’s Fine Line, Lizzo’s bestie brings it with his most vibrant and complex set of songs to date. Everyone knew this album was going to be huge, even John Mayer showed up to play guitar on “Cinema” and “Daydreamer.” It’s no surprise that one of the biggest albums of the summer is also one of the biggest albums of the holidays. 

Kith The Notorious B.I.G Big Ready To Die LP Vinyl

Christopher Wallace would have turned 50 this year – it’s hard to believe he’s been gone for a quarter of a century. Although he only released two albums during his lifetime – Ready to Die and Life After Death –  Biggie’s impact on music, fashion, and popular culture continues to grow. Be sure and pick up Kith’s lovingly designed and pressed edition of Ready to Die and hear why Biggie Smalls remains the illest of this holiday season, and every other season.