Whether you rely on the stars or just love memes about your star sign, it’s fun to learn more about yourself and others through astrology. It justifies why we are compatible with our crush of the week, our month is shitty because Mercury is in retrograde, and we have Cancer season to blame for our emotion ocean.
It gives us convenient answers about our lives. And we just recently learned—it also can tell us more about our taste in music.
“Your zodiac element — earth, air, fire, or water — informs various aspects of your personality from how you communicate, whether you’re a night owl or a morning person, your sense of style, whether you’re a homebody or a nomad, and which musical artists are on your playlist,” Bustle informs us zodiac freaks.
It’s confirmed—your sign can dictate your music taste. Using this reasoning, we can help you on what new records to shop for this Vinyl Day. We consulted the stars (and our friends from Satchmi) on new records you should give a shot. It might not fit your current taste, but it will definitely help expand your musical horizons.
PS: We’re basing this on your Sun sign. So calm down, and please don’t come for us with your birth charts.
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Aries are passionate, assertive, and influential individuals who might appreciate some punk tracks (if they're not already embodying that "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" life). Their down-to-fight energy should match these punk records we live for like Joan Jett's Bad Reputation, Ramones debut album, and Bikini Kill's The Singles.
Being easy going, dependable, and stable in this economy is hard work. Why don't Tauruses try taking their sweet time and indulge in life for a moment? Chill out with these albums: The Tallest Man on Earth's The Wild Hunt, Milk Carton Kids' The Ash & Clay, and Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago.
Geminis are intelligent, sociable, and energetic. These three combined gives them lots of charisma, not to mention they're quick-witted as hell. Are they problematic? Erm... anyways, the stars reco these hip-hop vinyls: Drake's Views, Kanye West's The College Dropout, and Logic's Under Pressure.
Cancerians are sensitive, intuitive, and nostalgic. Their feelings run way, way deep and that's not a bad thing. So for sensitive Cancers out there, we recommend basking in these three emo/post-rock albums: Copeland's Beneath Medicine Tree, Jimmy Eat World's Clarity, and American Football's LP3.
Leos are warm, proud, and big-hearted individuals. Life is a TV series and they're the star. They can't help being a center of attention. That's all cool though, we still love them (kind of)! That's why pop's the soundtrack of their lives. For our recos, try Charli XCX's Sucker, Beyoncé's Lemonade, or Cher's Jackson Highway.
Virgos are quite modest, reserved, and meticulous. This is the sign that thrives on complexities of sound. So mindful Virgos, here are some intricate jazz records you can contemplate on: Bill Evans Trio's Sunday at the Village Vanguard, Charles Mingus' Mingus Ah Um, and John Coltrane's Blue Train.
When everyone's worked up, they keep the peace at bay. Someone has to do it—and they're the one for the job. For them, we reco these mellow soul records like Stevie Wonder's Innervisions, Ike & Tina Turner's Workin' Together, and Bill Withers' Still Bill.
Scorpios are passionate, perceptive, and intense creatures. They're not everyone's cup of tea, but they are someone's favorite shot of whiskey. Being complex, dark, and at times, secretive—we think metal represents them well. Put these records on blast: Black Sabbath's Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden's Killers, and Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV.
Sags don't say no to adventure. These enthusiastic, optimistic, and restless souls got it going on. So for these restless, adventure hungry fiends—it's time to get funky. Groove to Sly and the Family Stone's There’s a Riot Goin’ On, Tower of Power's Tower of Power, and James Brown's Ain’t It Funky.
Cap's are logical, technical, and ambitious. They love riding high and achieving their goals a la Ashley O. So for these visionaries, here are some electronic masterpieces: The Chemical Brothers' Surrender, Daft Punk's Discovery, and Yellow Magic Orchestra's Solid State Survivor.
Aquarians are eccentric, independent, and idealistic. They're stubborn, but it's because they're aggressive for societal progress. And to celebrate these water bearers—let's blast these new wave classics: Talking Heads' Remain in Light, Elvis Costello's Get Happy!!, and Adam and the Ants' Kings of the Wild Frontier.
Pisces are dreamy, empathetic, and spiritual. They're that crystal loving hoe—and we love it. For others, people under this sign have a deep connection with the ethereal world. They're hypnotic and otherworldly—just like the shoegaze albums we recommend for them! Slowdive's Slowdive, DIIV's Is the Is Are, and The Jesus and Mary Chain's Psychocandy.