Glow in the dark vinyl records have been here earlier than you think. And though there are many fans and vinyl collectors that complain about the sound it delivers, we cannot deny that they are just too beautiful and rare just to pass up.
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#1 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO – BILLIE EILISH
Billie Eilish’s studio album released last 2019 may look simple with its black and white color scheme. What makes it really cool though is that it is a glow-in-the-dark vinyl which really matches with her all white glowing eyes on the front cover.
#2 SELFISH MACHINES – PIERCE THE VEIL
Pierce the Veil’s 2010 studio album has its glow-in-the-dark vinyl record that really goes well with the album’s theme of “light” with its minty green glow.
#3 WEAVES – WEAVES
Weaves’ eponymous debut album was released in 2014 and had released the vinyl version two years after. The neon pink vinyl is designed with a white and pink label and is paired with a darkly themed vinyl jacket.
#4 BLOOD REMIXED – RHYE
Rhye’s Blood Remixed album is finally being pressed onto vinyl records and what’s more is that it has two records for one album. The glow in the dark vinyl would surely look good and sound good spinning on the turntable.
#5 CREATURES OF THE NIGHT – KISS
The rock band’s vinyl record for their 10th studio album, “Creatures of the Night” really makes the album stand out more, with the clever idea of having it glow in the dark. The vinyl record’s glow representing the glowing green-yellowish eyes of the creatures of the night.
#6 KEEPSAKE – HATCHIE
Hatchie’s debut album is released in different audio formats and one of them is the vinyl record. For Keepsake’s limited edition vinyl album, she released a baby blue colored glow in the dark vinyl record.
#7 BLOOM – BEACH HOUSE
Beach House’s 2012 studio album was pressed in 250 glow-in-the-dark vinyl records only with glow in the dark outer sleeve, which standard black vinyl copies also have. In addition, there is a hidden track that requires you to lift the needle and move past the lock groove to hear it.
#8 DISCO – KYLIE MINOGUE
Kylie Minogue’s Disco vinyl album really gives the disco vibes with it’s two glow-in-the-dark vinyl records. What’s more is that it has a design on the center label that glows in the dark too along with a bonus track.
#9 KICK I – ARCA
Arca’s electronic and avant-pop tracks have been pressed on glow in the dark vinyl records that glows in different shades of green. The outer parts being more yellowish, while the inner circle glows in a shade close to mint green.
#10 BLACK PUMAS – BLACK PUMAS
In Black Puma’s album, the vinyl record is not the only thing that glows in the dark, but also the design on the jacket. The words “Black Pumas” and the vinyl record both glow in green while the circle with the black puma glows in red.
#11 HOLLOW – TOMORROW’S RAIN
Tomorrow’s Rain’s Hallow vinyl album is something to be collected by glow-in-the-dark vinyl collectors, or even vinyl collectors in general. This vinyl album really stands out becaus of the almost all black design of the jacket, then here comes the vinyl records that glows bright blue in the dark.
#12 DANGEROUS DAYS – PERTURBATOR
Perturbator’s “Dangerous Days” vinyl album would be the first on this list to have theirs glow in the dark, right? And what’s so cool is that it glows in a very bright blood red color, really dangerous.
#13 AMERICAN CANDY – THE MAINE
The Maine’s 2015 studio album entitled “American Candy” was a hit, debuting at no. 37 on the Billboard 200. What makes its vinyl album cool though is the blue color it glows into when the light are turned off, which was contrary to our knowledge vinyl record that are white when exposed to light.
#14 THE RAPTURE – SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES
This glow in the dark vinyl record from Siouxsie and the Banshees is a limited edition of “The Rapture” album released in 1995. The album’s one of the older ones on this list and it may have been one of the first pressings of glow-in-the-dark vinyl records.
#15 LONESOME DREAMS – LORD HURON
And we have another glow in the dark vinyl record, from Lord Huron’s “Lonesome Dreams” album which was released in 2012. It was the indie band’s debut album and they really released glow in the dark vinyl to tell the world that they will glow and shine even if the path to being a successful band would be dark, long, and winding.
#16 SCREAM – MICHAEL JACKSON
Michael Jackson’s halloween themed compilation album was posthomously released by Sony after the King of Pop’s death in June 2009.
The awesome thing about the dark blue vinyl record that comes with the white one is that it becomes a galaxy of glowing stars when darkness envelopes vinyl.
#17 LUMINIFEROUS – HIGH ON FIRE
High on Fire’s Liminiferous album is another one of those metal albums that will never be forgotten by metal band fanatics.
In addition to the good music is the green glow in the dark vinyl record it was released in which is in light green when exposed to the light.
#18 DOGS ALWAYS BITE HARDER THAN THEIR MASTER – BENIGHTED
The green glow in the dark vinyl record from Benighted’s “Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master” album was released as a celebration for the band’s 20th Anniversary.
Thouhgh I’ve said it before, dark themed vinyl jackets really looks well with glow-in-the-dark vinyl records, and I guess I won’t stop saying it.
#19 SPIRIT PHONE – LEMON DEMON
Lemonade Demon’s Spirit Phone album has many glow-in-the-dark edition and one of that is this red one right here, but that’s not what makes it cooler than the others.
Apparently, the end of side 3 ends with a laugh from their song “When He Died” which loops over and over again.
#20 POSITIONS – ARIANA GRANDE
Ariana Grande’s 2020 studio album was also released in vinyl records.
What makes this album cooler than the other green glow-in-the-dark vinyl records on this list is that the vinyl record looks like a regular green semi-transparent vinyl, unlike those white ones.
#21 MOOD VALIANT – HIATUS KAIYOTE
Hiatus Koyote’s bright green vinyl record really looks awesome with its bright green glow when exposed to the dark, right?
#22 BLACK MIRROR: HANG THE DJ – ALEX SOMERS AND SIGUR RÓS
Alex Somers and Sigur Rós’ Black Mirror: Hang the DJ is transparent when exposed to the light and glows a beautiful green shade when in the dark.
#23 TRAPPED IN A WORLD – TERROR
Terror’s Trapped in a World is another pretty green glow in the dark vinyl record that appears white when in the light. It was released in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
#24 TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE – LA COKA NOSTRA
La Coka Nostra’s glow in the dark limited edition vinyl for their “To Thine Own Self be True” album have a separate artwork that’s quite opposite to the white cover jacket of the standard one.
Yes, it’s almost completely black, told you dark themed jackets are great for glow-in-the-dark vinyl.
#25 THE SWEETS – THE SWEETS
After releasing their music as digital EPs and in various cassette tapes for most of 2013, the band has released a 7″ single vinyl. The vinyl consists of 4 newly recorded tracks and what’s more is that they’re pressed in blue, seemingly lit, glow-in-the-dark vinyls.
#26 THE GREATEST SONGS EVER WRITTEN (BY US) – NOFX
NOFX’s “The Greatest Songs Ever Written (By Us)” compilation album was first pressed in 2004 and has been repressed last 2018. In the 2018 repressing, the band added a limited edition of the album by releasing these cool green-colored vinyl records.
#27 FLY FARM BLUES – JACK WHITE
Jack White’s “Fly Farm Blues” was used for the rock documentary “It Might Get Loud” which was released in nine different vinyl jacket edition. What’s so cool abou this glow-in-the-dark vinyl is that it has the green green shade used for glow-in-the dark rosary, which is a first.
#28 POWER OUT- ARCADE FIRE
Arcade Fire’s vinyl is another white glow-in-the-dark vinyl record when exposed to the light, but that’s not what makes it stand out. The beautiful artwork on the center label of the vinyl record is what visully ientices people to buy it.
#29 SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT – THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
The glow-in-the-dark vinyl released by The Smashing Pumpkin for their “Shiny and Oh So Bright” limited vinyl Mystery Edition has a gorgeous green glow even when light is still present.
#30 MOON SAFARI – AIR
Like most white glow-in-the-dark vinyl records, this one also glows a green color, and in dim light it already shows that green shade.
#31 THE FLAMING LIPS 2011 #11: THE FLAMING LIPS WITH YOKO ONO/PLASTIC ONO BAND – THE FLAMING LIPS & YOKO ONO
What makes this limited edition glow in the dark vinyl record released for The Flaming Lips and Yoko Ono’s collaboration album is the swirling color of green on the record.
But there’s more, those darker yellow green parts do not glow and in turn gives that swirling design even in the absence of light.
#32 A GLORIOUS DAWN – CARL SAGAN
Carl Sagan’s 7″ single vinyl for “A Glorius Dawn” was released in black and glow-in-the-dark vinyl records. The glow-in-the-dark vinyl is one of a kind with its spotted appearance when there is light and becomes like a star lit sky when there’s none.
#33 THE SHADOWS CAST BY TOMORROW – SUN RA
These three 7″ glow-in-the-dark vinyl records is quite unique because they may look plain, but when it’s dark there are spots that glow brighter than the whole disk like twinkling stars.
#34 PARANORMAN SOUNDTRACK – JON BRION
The three different splattered glow-in-the-dark vinyl records, glow in three different colors, amazing huh?
#35 DUSKHYMNS – CIMITIR
The Californian band that can give “an eerie electronic experience for morbid maniac and sinister souls” released their glow-in-the-dark vinyl along with its equally creepy artwork.
#36 EROTIC RERUNS – YEASAYER
Yeasayer’s latest studio album release is Erotic Reruns with its limited edition glow-in-the-dark vinyl record that glows in a pretty red color.
#37 HYPERDAZE – VOICE OF VISION
Void of Vision’s “Hyperdaze” album with it’s dark-themed vinyl jacket was released with a limited edition light green colored glow-in-the-dark vinyl record.
#38 FRIGHT NIGHT – VARIOUS ARTISTS
For the famed horror film, Fright Night, its soundtrack was released with different vinyl album editions. The “Night Fever Music Edition” is the one with the light blue vinyl record that glows in the dark in blue too.
#39 REIGN IN SUPREME DARKNESS – VARGRAV
Vagrav’s “Reign in Supreme Darkness” album truly reigns the darkness with its vinyl record glowing brightly in blue color.
#40 GHOSTBUSTERS – RAY PARKER JR.
The supernatural comedy film with that will surely never be forgotten by people has released another edition of its soundtrack in 2014. This time, the vinyl is a glow-in-the-dark one with the Ghostbuster’s iconic “no ghost” sign.
#41 KOSMIK – VIOLET COLD
Violet Cold’s earlier album release, “kOsmik”, is here to add another red glowing vinyl record to this list of green glowing dominated vinyl.
#42 DEATH SONG – THE BLACK ANGELS
Of all the green glowing vinyl records in this list, this vinyl record from The Black Angels has that night glow to it, like the green sea. And to top of this beautiful glowing vinyl and great sound quality for a glow in the dark vinyl, is the vinyl’s jacket also glows with its colors blue and pink.
#43 X-FILES: THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT SOUNDTRACK – MARK SNOW
X-File’s soundtrack pressed on the lime glowing vinyl record was released just last year of Record Store Day. Hope you already grabbed your copy.
#44 KING OF THE BEACHES – WAVVES
The strong greaan glow of Wavves’ “King of the Beaches” is really mesmerizing to the eyes, watchu think?
#45 GLOW IN THE DARK – DEATH VALLEY GIRLS
Death Valley Girls releasing a limited copy of their album “Glow in the Dark” with glow-in-the-dark vinyl records was really quite witty of them.
They have an album entitled Glow in the Dark so why not throw in glow-in-the-dark vinyl records, right?
#46 GREATEST HITS – WATERPARKS
Waterparks’ soon to be released compilation album will have a limited edition with a glow-in-the-dark vinyl record. What are you waiting for? Pre-order one already.
#47 TRUTH IN BETWEEN – REZET
The brightly green colored vinyl record is not just bright in the morning. Even at night, when darkness takes over, this vinyl record will brightly glow too.
#48 THE BLACK BELLES – THE BLACK BELLES
The Black Belle’s self-titles album was released with a glow-in-the-dark vinyl record with it. The record is colored in absinthe green and has little swirling designs.
#49 LA SEXORCISTO: DEVIL MUSIC VOL. 1 – WHITE ZOMBIE
This album was released in 1992 and in that same year, the band released the limited edition of their album with a glow-in-the-dark vinyl record that’s transparent when exposed to light.
#50 THE STRENGTH/ THE SOUND/ THE SOUNDS – VOLBEAT
For the band’s 15th Anniversary, they released their debut album in an exclusive green colored glow-in-the-dark vinyl record that obviously have limited copies.
#51 STARZ – YUNG LEAN
Yung Lean’s white with a tinge of green vinyl record is another one of those common green glowing vinyl records. What separates it from the others is that the aesthetic inserts and inner sleeves of the album, such cute and minimalistic designs.
Would you buy a glow in the dark record even if you have to pay a few bucks more?
James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD, custom vinyl records and merch company in LA.