Staff Picks: September 2021

Staff Picks: September 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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Lydia Kaminsky, Operations

The Lumineers: Cleopatra

I’m not sure if this album became one of my favorites because it was the first vinyl I ever owned or because “Ophelia” gets stuck in my head every single time I listen to it, but it has stayed a constant in my vinyl rotation since 2016.

Elvis Costello: My Aim Is True

This album brings me right back to jamming with my dad as he drove me to all my sporting events as a kid. Although he was more of a fan of the slow jams like “Alison”, I always got excited for the more upbeat ones like “Sneaky Feelings” and “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes”.

Mario Alfaro, Commercial Op


Oasis: (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?

I always love rock and alternative music.

Chopin: Nocturnes

Always good and relaxing songs that I use for meditation.




Phillippe Renan, Sales

George Michael

Older Only Music can move you 20 years or more “back in the days”, and this just when you listen a song. This album, my favorite from George Michael and specially ‘Jessus to a Child’ makes me feel the same way, because ‘that time’ was the most strategic moment of my entire life.

Joe Sample: Sample This

Impossible to find a word to describe this album!!! As a pianist, I consider Joe Sample as a model. But this is one of those you could listen all your life and still trying to play it again.

Lee Pavlakos, Creative

Purple Mountains: Purple Mountains

An album 10+ years in the making. It’s loaded with David Berman's wit, self-deprecating humor, sadness and beautiful imagery. 

Alex G: Rules

Maybe it was a time and place thing, but this album came out in a weird period in my life. Listening to it today still makes me uncomfortable, in the best way possible.