Toronto Public Library Adds 100 New Vinyl Records to Their Collection

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The Toronto Public Library is a much-loved service provided to Toronto, with hundreds of books, ebooks, comic books, DVDs, CDs, and online films available to borrow for free, not to mention free services like computer and printer access, Wi-Fi hotspots, vinyl record players, and listening stations.

Now, the TPL has undergone the task of updating their vinyl collection at the Toronto Reference Library. The TPL recently posted to Reddit that 100 new titles have been ordered and are officially starting to be added to the shelves. The list, which was posted to Reddit in four categories (Rock/Pop, Hip-Hop/R&B, Jazz and Canadian) includes indie albums like Arcade Fire’s Funeral, Broken Social Scene’s You Forgot It In People, and Feist’s Metals. Classic hip hop albums made the list, including Dr. Dre’s The Chronic and Nas’ Illmatic. Kaytranada’s 99.9% also made the list, which was released last year.


According to the post, the vinyl can be accessed at the Toronto Reference Library on the fifth floor at 789 Yonge St.

See below for the full list of records.

Rock/Pop
Rubber Soul – The Beatles
Let It Bleed – The Rolling Stones
Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan
Pet Sounds – The Beach Boys
London Calling – The Clash
The Velvet Underground and Nico
Electric Ladyland – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Nevermind – Nirvana
Horses – Patti Smith
Pearl – Janis Joplin
Murmur – REM
Like A Prayer – Madonna
Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen
To Bring You My Love – PJ Harvey
Dummy – Portishead
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
Ten – Pearl Jam
Parallel Lines – Blondie
Tapestry – Carole King
Who’s Next – The Who
Dusty In Memphis – Dusty Springfield
The Hot Rock – Sleater-Kinney
Burnin’ – Bob Marley & The Wailers
IV – Led Zeppelin
Rumours – Fleetwood Mac

R&B/Hip-Hop
Illmatic – Nas
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back – Public Enemy
Criminal Minded – Boogie Down Productions
Aquemini – OutKast
People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths Of Rhythm – A Tribe Called Quest
Mecca and The Soul Brother – Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth
Paul’s Boutique – The Beastie Boys
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Under Construction – Missy Elliot
Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde – The Pharcyde
Raising Hell – Run DMC
The Chronic – Dr. Dre
All Eyez On Me – 2Pac
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) – The Wu-Tang Clan
Doggystyle – Snoop Dogg
Curtis – Curtis Mayfield
I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You – Aretha Franklin
Sings The Blues – Nina Simone
Live At The Apollo – James Brown
Songs In The Key Of Life – Stevie Wonder
Tell Mama – Etta James
Stand! – Sly and The Family Stone
Purple Rain – Prince
The Dictionary Of Soul – Otis Redding
Betty Davis – Betty Davis

Jazz
Kind Of Blue – Miles Davis
A Love Supreme – John Coltrane
The Shape Of Jazz To Come – Ornette Coleman
Ella and Louis – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Time Out – The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Mingus Ah Um – Charles Mingus
Saxophone Colossus – Sonny Rollins
Somethin’ Else – Cannonball Adderley
Soul Station – Hank Mobley
Song For My Father – Horace Silver
Speak No Evil – Wayne Shorter
Out To Lunch – Eric Dolphy
Midnight Blue – Kenny Burrell
Lady In Satin – Billie Holiday
Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1 – Thelonious Monk
Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2 – Thelonious Monk
Smokin’ At The Half Note – Wes Montgomery
Back At The Chicken Shack – Jimmy Smith
Head Hunters – Herbie Hancock
Idle Moments – Grant Green
Meets The Rhythm Section – Art Pepper
Our Man In Paris – Dexter Gordon
Waltz For Debbie – Bill Evans
Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
Birth Of The Cool – Miles Davis

Canadian
Blue – Joni Mitchell
Music From Big Pink – The Band
Up To Here – The Tragically Hip
Twice Removed – Sloan
Funeral – Arcade Fire
Moving Pictures – Rush
‘F# A# Infinity – Godspeed You Black Emperor
Metals – Feist
Reconstruction Site – The Weakerthans
Surfacing – Sarah McLachlan
Native North America, Vol. 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country 1966 – 1985 – Various Artists
You Forgot It In People – Broken Social Scene
Absolute Torch and Twang – k.d. lang
The Chemistry Of Common Life – Fucked Up
Animism – Tanya Tagaq
Andorra – Caribou
Power In The Blood – Buffy Sainte-Marie
99.9% – Kaytranada
Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot
Shine A Light – Constantines
Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morrissette
Afterparty Babies – Cadence Weapon
New Seasons – The Sadies
Rufus Wainwright – Rufus Wainwright
Take Care – Drake

Feature photo courtesy of the Toronto Public Library via Reddit.