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Our mission statement is to not just up the quantity, but the quality of your vinyl collection, and the best way to do that is through music discovery.

To further explore the Museum, we have four exhibits updated weekly:

  • FUTURE: See and hear all the upcoming vinyl and album releases.

  • PRESENT: This is where we compile our Album of the Year Leaderboard. Three new albums get added each week.

  • PAST: Each week we look at a year gone by to find 10 timeless albums that are must-haves in your vinyl collection.

  • RABBIT HOLE: This is the non-music wing of the Museum. Take a trip down the rabbit hole with new culture recs each week.

Looking for vinyl deals? Vinyl on Sale is where it’s at! Deals, reissues, and pre-orders tweeted out on the daily.

Paid Subscriber Benefits

Paid subs are entered into our monthly vinyl giveaway. There are less than 25 paid subs at the moment, so your odds will never be better.

When you sign up now, you will receive a PDF and e-book copy of The Vinyl Collector’s Guide of the Best Records of 2023!

Artist Credit

I want to shout out Arielle Katarina, who created The Wax Museum art like our logo at the bottom of this page and the turntable booth at the top of this page. Give her a follow on Instagram, check out her goods on Etsy, and here’s her inquiries link if you have a project in mind!

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Jared Smith is the curator of The Wax Museum and creator of, the Internet's #1 vinyl deal finder. Previously ran MP3 blog Too Good For Radio. Thanks for stopping by and say hello!