Discover Vintage Vinyl at Nice & Distressed

New Collection

We recently acquired a large collection of over 1,000 albums of rock.  The vinyl is pristine and the album covers are in Like New to Excellent condition.   Finding a copy of any record that is more than 20 years old in such condition is quite difficult.

Vinyl often sounds more full bodied with superior dynamic range and greater impact. 

Some of the titles that are currently in stock and available for purchase include:

  • Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska, 1983
  • Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973
  • Robert Palmer - Pressure Drop, 1975
  • Madonna - Debut Album, 1983
  • Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection, 1970
  • The Kinks Greatest Hits, 1971
  • The Cars - Candy-O, 1979
  • Tommy Bolin - Private Eyes, 1980
  • Blondie - Eat To The Beat, 1979
  • The Police - Synchronicity, 1983 
  • Grateful Dead - Skeletons In The Closet, 1974
  • Eddie Money - Debut Album, 1977
  • John B. Sebastian - 1970
  • Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman, 1970
  • Robin Trower, Victims of The Fury, 1989
  • Jethro Tull -  Aqualung, 1971
  • Traffic - Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, 1971
  • Steve Winwood - Arc of A Diver, 1980
  • Heart - Little Queen, 1977
  • Peter Frampton - I'm In You, 1977
  • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Live Bullet, 1976
  • Foreigner - Debut Album, 1977
  • Billy Joel - Turnstiles, 1976
  • Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual. 1983
  • Dana Gillespie - Weren't Born A Man, 1974

Display them as them!  

Whether you are an audiophile, and fetishize the sound of analog recordings, or you simply like the aesthetics of vinyl records, packaging, and turntables, collecting vinyl albums allows you to enjoy the physical aspect of the music you love.  

These records are more beautiful and substantial than CDs, which mostly have the look of office supplies, and they're the best way to make purchasing music feel like something. Vinyl allows you to have a sentimentality about albums — there's a tactile quality, a ritual to pulling a record out of a sleeve and putting it on the turntable and focusing your attention on the act of listening for a side at a time. Even if you still mainly listen to music on your computer or iPod, it gives you the option of having a more special experience with your favorite albums, and an object you can display in your home. There isn't anything like listening to music on an LP!

Call 312-480-9955 or email to inquire about the LP's in our inventory or to make a purchase.  Stop by if you are in the Chicago area to listen to any LP before you purchase.