Soundcheck: Gift Guide For The Vinyl Lover


The Fugees, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears and more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Holiday shopping is amping up, and with the excitement of Black Friday Record Store Day, we rounded up all the best recent vinyl releases to snag this week, for yourself or your audiophile friend, including The Fugees, Ariana Grande, and more. New colors, anniversary reissues, and first pressings from all your favorite artists. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

The Score, The Fugees, $37, available at Amazon.

A damn classic.

Sweetener, Ariana Grande, $29, available at Amazon.

This masterpiece deserves to be heard on vinyl.

...Baby One More Time, Britney Spears, $23, available at Amazon.

In honor of 20 years of the breakout hit.

Breaking Glass Live EP 40th Anniversary Edition, David Bowie, $15, available at Amazon.

Gimme all the Bowie records.

Wu-Tang Forever, Wu-Tang Clan, $44, available at Amazon.

Go above and beyond and add these to the gift, too.

The Capitol Studios Sessions, Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, $36, available at Amazon.

Everyone deserves Jeff Goldblum under the tree.

50 Years Don't Stop, Fleetwood Mac, $84, available at Amazon.

For the true Fleetwood Mac stan.

Lover Chanting, Little Dragon, $16, available at Amazon.

Trust me, you'll love it.

Scorpion, Drake, $33, available at Amazon.

A good way to help your friends dip their toes into vinyl collecting.

boygenius, boygenius, $16, available at Amazon.

Do you really not have this already?

Greatest Hits, blink-182, $33, available at Amazon.

Pop punk never dies.

Snowed In, Hanson, $30, available at Amazon.

Not even sorry.

Hounds of Love, Kate Bush, $25, available at Amazon

FYI, if you're a Bush fan, there's more where this came from in terms of new vinyl releases.

The Best of The Runaways, The Runaways, $15, available at Amazon.

Have you seen the film yet?

Not Animal, Margot & The Nuclear So And So's, $32, available at Amazon.

One decade later and I'm still unashamedly crying to "Broadripple is Burning" for no reason.

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Photos by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Trevor Project

Delevingne shared why they chose now

Last week, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson officially confirmed the rumor that they're dating, with Delevingne posting an Instagram video of the two of them kissing. Now, in a new interview, she revealed why they confirmed the rumors. Basically, it was in celebration of Pride.

In the interview with E! News at the TrevorLIVE Gala, Delevingne was asked why the pair chose this moment to take their relationship public, and she answered: "Because it is Pride, it's been 50 years since Stonewall happened, and I don't know... It's been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?"

Why not, indeed? Delevingne also said that the kissing video was "just a little something," which makes sense. After all, the couple were recently spotted lugging around a kinky sex bench, so some simple kissing must feel pretty elementary.

At the Gala, Delevingne shouted out Benson during her speech too, though not by name. "I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are," she said. "She's one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought." I'm swooning.

Photo courtesy of HBO.

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