Today celebrated the first-ever National Album Day. Retailers, radio stations and record labels alike took to social media to honour the 70th birthday of the album.
nationalalbumday.co.uk calls for the ‘biggest album playback’, asking all music lovers to play their all-time favourite album from beginning to end starting at 3:33 pm.
According to the National Album Day website, ‘In 2017 135 million albums were either purchased, downloaded or streamed – a rise of 9.5 per cent on the previous year.
4.1 million of these were on vinyl – the highest level since the start of the 1990s.’
Ambassadors for the event include Paloma Faith, Alice Cooper and Jess Glynne.
To commemorate the occasion, The Wave team have shared their favourite albums:
Jordan: Pale Waves – My Mind Makes Noises
Geo: Shame – Songs of Praise
Courtney: Fit For Rivals – Freak Machine
Megan: Adore Delano – Whatever
Meg: Father John Misty – Fear Fun
Julia: Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life
Lil: Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
Briony: Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Caragh: Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind
Federica: Lana Del Rey – Tell Mama
Bekky: BTS – Love Yourself: Tear
Trevor: Pegasus Bridge – While We’re Young
Words: Megan Duce