Best vinyl records to test your turntable: The albums you need to own

Whether you’re upgrading your turntable or investing in your first-ever record player, you’re going to need some tasty vinyl to set your ears on fire. But aside from pilfering everything from your favourite artists, what else are you going to choose? With so much music out there, deciding on what else to buy can throw up some issues, so we’ve come up with a list of the best vinyl records for your turntable.

We’ve picked out a few classic records, some contemporary releases and a few that might even surprise you. But the one thing all our picks have in common is they sound great and are, in our humble opinion, must-haves for your record player.