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The Best Episodes of Vinyl

Every episode of Vinyl ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Vinyl!

In 1970s New York, jaded record exec Richie Finestra tries to resurrect his failing label and fractured personal life while keeping his finger on the pulse of the city's new sound.


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The best episode of "Vinyl" is "Alibi", rated 8.4/10 from 693 user votes. It was directed by Allen Coulter and written by N/A. "Alibi" aired on 4/17/2016 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Cyclone".

  • Alibi
    8.4/10 693 votes

    #1 - Alibi

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-04-17

    Zak constructs a dangerous plan to bring down Richie. Kip's excesses threaten an important Nasty Bits gig. Clark and Jorge's efforts pay off. Richie is privy to the birth of a legendary music venue.

    Director: Allen Coulter

    Writer: N/A

  • Cyclone
    8.2/10 877 votes

    #2 - Cyclone

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-03-20

    Devon retreats to safety among old friends at the Chelsea Hotel as Richie continues to descend into a lifestyle of debauchery.

    Director: Nicole Kassell

    Writer: N/A

  • Pilot
    8.1/10 1,940 votes

    #3 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-02-14

    New York City, 1973. Together with his partners, Richie Finestra, president of American Century Records, is on the verge of selling his struggling company to German Polygram, in a deal that includes an impending distribution agreement with Led Zeppelin. But after a disastrous meeting, it's clear that the sale is in jeopardy.

    Director: Martin Scorsese

    Writer: Rich Cohen, Mick Jagger, George Mastras, Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter

  • E.A.B.
    8.1/10 652 votes

    #4 - E.A.B.

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-04-03

    Richie reaches out to Galasso for a loan when he's desperate for cash. Lester gives Kip a lesson in the blues.

    Director: Jon S. Baird

    Writer: N/A

  • Yesterday Once More
    8.0/10 1,045 votes

    #5 - Yesterday Once More

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-02-21

    With German Polygram executives in town to complete the deal for American Century, Richie delivers a bombshell that shocks the prospective buyers, as well as his partners, Zak Yankovich, ACR's head of promotions, and Skip Fontaine, head of sales. When the dust settles, the Germans storm out of the ACR offices, leaving Richie to face the ire of Zak, Skip and company attorney Scott Levitt.

    Director: Allen Coulter

    Writer: Terence Winter

  • He in Racist Fire
    7.9/10 749 votes

    #6 - He in Racist Fire

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-03-13

    Richie manages to get on the good side of a funk superstar. Skip attempts to get rid of some Donny Osmond records.

    Director: Peter Sollett

    Writer: Adam Rapp

  • The King and I
    7.9/10 696 votes

    #7 - The King and I

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-03-27

    Richie and Zak travel to Las Vegas with a plan to woo Elvis Presley and convince him to sign a contract with American Century.

    Director: Allen Coulter

    Writer: N/A

  • Rock and Roll Queen
    7.9/10 608 votes

    #8 - Rock and Roll Queen

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-04-10

    The Buck Rogers murder case creates a dangerous dilemma for Richie. At American Century, Maury Gold pitches a '50s compilation LP while Zak tries to fund a band for his wedding-singer Gary, a.k.a. "Xavier." Clark and Jorge bond over an Indigo tune.

    Director: Carl Franklin

    Writer: N/A

  • Whispered Secrets
    7.8/10 845 votes

    #9 - Whispered Secrets

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-02-28

    At a record producers' banquet honoring Maury Gold, Richie is embarrassed when the emcee, rival record exec Jackie Jervis, makes a joke about the failed German Polygram deal. Later, Maury and mob cohort Corrado Galasso pay a visit to American Century to probe a detective's recent inquiry, and Joe Corso drops by to pitch Richie a demo by his banquet date, Nora.

    Director: Mark Romanek

    Writer: Debora Cahn, Jonathan Tropper, Adam Rapp

  • The Racket
    7.7/10 776 votes

    #10 - The Racket

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-03-06

    Richie feels embarrassed at a record producers' banquet whilst a junior A&R rep attempts to court Alice Cooper.

    Director: S.J. Clarkson

    Writer: Debora Cahn