Every year, the Library of Congress inducts 25 new musical recordings into the National Recording Registry. The Library’s National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) is responsible for choosing these recordings, nominated by the public, with the criteria that they must be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” at least 10 years old.
The NRPB announced their 2015 picks today! Some great records have been inducted, including a few albums that we happen to have here in the Music Library! Not to seem braggadocious, but we were a little ahead of the game on these ones!
Among the NRPB’s new inductees include Lauryn Hill’s classic, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (pictured above), as well as The Doors’ self-titled 1967 debut (which we have as part of a larger Doors collection), and Kiss Me, Kate by Cole Porter.
Also worth noting is this writer’s all-time favorite album, Radiohead’s OK Computer, has also been inducted. While we don’t have that sterling classic (an oversight for sure), we do have its siblings The Bends and Kid A, each almost as good!
Don’t want to make the trip to the Library of Congress to check out these albums? No worries, they’re all here in Katzen, waiting for you. Although it would be nice to see the average LoC patron jamming out to “That Thing.”