Groove into summer: the best vinyl albums for your outdoor party

Groove into summer: the best vinyl albums for your outdoor party

Summer is the season of fun, and what better way to set the mood for a summertime party than with some great music? Whether you’re lounging poolside or throwing a backyard barbecue, the right tunes can make all the difference. We here at Freestyle Vinyl believe in only the best music for the best people and the best parties… brought to you digitally but also, for the truly “in the know”, via analog vinyl record. 

In this article, we’ll check out a list of the best summer albums to play at your next party. We all know these lists are subjective, so don’t get mad at us if your favorite isn’t on here! 

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  1. “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac. Released in 1977, “Rumours” is a classic album that’s perfect for summer parties. With hits like “Dreams” and “Go Your Own Way,” this album has a mellow, yet upbeat sound that’s perfect for lounging by the pool or sipping a cocktail on the deck.
  2. “good kid, m.A.A.d city” by Kendrick Lamar. While not a traditional “summer” album, “good kid, m.A.A.d city” has all the elements of a great party album. With tracks like “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” this album has a laid-back vibe that’s perfect for summer nights.
  3. “Is This It” by The Strokes. Released in 2001, “Is This It” is a quintessential summer album. With catchy tracks like “Last Nite” and “Someday,” this album is perfect for getting the party started. The garage rock sound is perfect for those who prefer something a little edgier than the typical summer pop tunes.
  4. “The Beach Boys Today!” by The Beach Boys. What’s a summer party without some Beach Boys tunes? “The Beach Boys Today!” is a classic album that’s perfect for a summer soirée. You know their songs, you know their surfer vibe, and you know they’ll help bring the sunny, carefree vibe that’s perfect for summertime.
  5. “Lemonade” by Beyoncé. Gotta bring in the Beyhive! “Lemonade” is a modern classic that’s perfect for summer parties... or any party, tbh. The album’s themes of empowerment and resilience are inspiring, and its strong, confident vibe is perfect for a night out with friends..
  6. A custom vinyl record from Freestyle Vinyl. While the albums above (and many more) are all great choices for a summer party, there’s nothing quite like a custom-made vinyl mixtape to really set the mood for you and your loved ones this summer. Don’t just settle for another album… create a personalized playlist that’s tailored exactly to your tastes. You can choose from a variety of vinyl colors and add custom artwork to make the record even more special. 

Spotify and other streaming services can make plugging in an album or a mix from your phone as easy as pie. But we prefer the old school way – hunt out your favorite albums on vinyl, have some friends help pick out the music of the day, and enjoy the crackle and pop of vinyl as you relax poolside or dance the night away this summer. 

The best summer albums are those that capture the carefree spirit of the season. From classic hits to modern classics, there’s a summer album out there for everyone. If you really want to take your summer playlist to the next level, consider creating a custom vinyl record from Freestyle Vinyl. With a custom vinyl record, you can create a truly unique and personalized playlist that’s perfect for your summer party.