The day has come, y'all. Paris Hilton's brightest pop-culture moment, her eponymous 2006 self-titled album Paris, is being reissued on vinyl for the first time. And not only can you finally spin "Stars Are Blind" on your record player, but you can do it on limited-edition blond-and-magenta-colored vinyl. Is that hot? Sources are saying yes!
Let's acknowledge the truth.
Folks, let's get real with one another. Hilton is problematic in literally every single way, but "Stars Are Blind" is a jam. It is a bop. It is an iconic song that captures everything we loved about the aughts — or, for those of us who actually lived through that era, everything we loved to hate.
And look, I'm not being ironic here. "Stars Are Blind" is obviously the crown jewel of Paris, but the entire record is like, really, really good! If you've never listened to it, trust me on this one.
Yes, playing music on vinyl is different, OK?
There's something intrinsically satisfying about removing a record from the jacket and dropping the needle onto the grooves — and now you can enjoy your sonic experience with Hilton's *legendary* pop album. "Stars Are Blind" is obviously the main attraction, but let's not forget "Turn It Up" and her cover of Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
Don't worry, the music is not an afterthought.
You're not just owning Hilton's manufactured foray into the music industry. You're owning a piece of pop culture. I mean, did you forget that Fat Joe and Jadakiss guest on the record? Or that Banksy pranked the record's release? And that it peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 chart? Don't worry, I'm here to remind you.
Paris, take my money!!!
If you're so ready to smash that add to cart button, here are the deets. The record is available from Real Gone Records here, and it's a preorder which will ship the week of March 27. It retails for $21.98, and while it's unknown how many copies of the record are pressed, vinyl heads (like myself) know that colored vinyl tends to be available in super-limited quantities. Revelist has reached out to clarify the limited-edition count of the album.
And if you're looking for a record frame to proudly display your new pop purchase, allow me to recommend Urban Outfitters' record frames, which I've owned for years. Paris is absolutely going on my wall.