Staff Picks: October 2021

Staff Picks: October 2021

At Victrola, we are committed to bringing lifelong music memories into every home. Our employees are passionate about music, and believe music defines our moments, pressing them into our subconscious. The warm, imperfectly perfect needle on a record transports us to those places in our individual and collective history, with a nostalgia more powerful than simple recollection.

We've curated those music memories for you, featuring a few of our employees every month. Stop by and get to know us, and perhaps take our recommendations for a spin. We're certain you'll find some music memories to share with us.

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Katie Kelly, Commercial Operations

Illenium: Ascend

I love all music but never really knew too much about EDM until a friend recommended I give it a try. Ascend had just been released so I figured I’d give it a shot and I’ve been obsessed ever since. We even saw him at MSG, one of the best shows of my life.

Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

I worked in the mall when this album came out and we were able to play whatever music we wanted to in the store. This album stayed on repeat for a very long time.

Kennedy Shaffer, Operations

Slum Village: Fantastic, Vol. 2

My favorite album of all time that will never be dethroned. Ever. This is a borderline perfect album to me – there was a period of six straight months where I listened to nothing but this album, front-to-back-to-front-to-back, during my daily commute to work after I graduated from college, and I enjoyed every second of it. It’s fan-tas-tic.

Azymuth: Brazilian Soul

I’m of the opinion that you don’t necessarily need to understand the lyrics of a song in order to understand its feeling – a side effect of having grown up overseas, I suppose. I don’t speak Portugeuse, don’t understand a word of it, and yet I’ve listened to “Demais” more times than I care to admit, because it’s lush and evocative and absolutely beautiful. (The rest of the album is pretty okay too.) 

Luke Murtaugh, Commercial Operation

Zedd: Clarity

My one and only concert (not a great experience…) but I was going to college in NYC when listening to this record and it was my go to for my commute, walks, subway, trains, etc.

Kendrick Lamar: Good kid, m.A.A.D city

About the time I got my first car when this came out. It was on repeat when driving in my 180k mile 2006 Toyota Corolla.

Lucas Eberle, Creative

A Day to Remember: Homesick

ADTR was just one of those bands for me that all of my friends loved without argument. All albums from this band are great, but I always find myself gravitating towards this one. If you like slightly heavier music, this is the catchiest listen you will ever have!