Jensen 3-Speed Record Player, Urban Outfitters, $88.

In addition to a shiny new Burberry watch, I bought my husband a record player for his birthday last week.  We have long perused the vinyl selections at many record stores and thrift stores in our travels, and have a modest collection of our favorites, but I finally took the plunge and purchased a turntable.  

This model by Jensen has a wooden base and that old school look without being too bulky for our small apartment.  It’s been fun playing with it today and rediscovering some of our favorite songs.  Last night’s record store purchase included one shiny new LP of my favorite album, Beach House’s Teen Dream, and playing the record today literally brought me to tears.  I don’t know how they do what they do to me, but seriously….

On another note of awesomeness, Urban Outfitters just named Beach House’s Teen Dream their #1 Album of the Year.  Maybe they were reading this blog for some inspiration…  Check out Beach House’s list of their Top 5 Albums of 2010 here.