Music on vinyl...
I am a snob. I am one of those people that think music sounds better on vinyl.
Of course, if you don't have a quality turntable , it won't, and I am the first to admit that. But if a person is willing to spend the time and effort to get the right equipment, then vinyl is the way to go for listening to music.
Unfortunately, not all releases by artists are available on vinyl, so at times, I must listen to CD or mp3 tracks if I want to hear certain songs. But many new releases are once again available on album, if one looks diligently.
I have over 1,000 records in my collection, and while that may seem like a lot, when I talk to other collectors, my collection seems rather small. I know several collectors that have upwards of 5,000 to as many as 20,000 albums in their collections.
Vinyl has seen a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Over 7 million records were sold in 2014, which, while that only accounts for 6% of music sales as a whole, it is a 38% increase over sales the previous year.
I am a member of a couple vinyl collector's groups on facebook, and it is interesting to talk to the people that have only recently begun buying vinyl as it makes its comeback. Many of us have been collecting for years (myself since the early 70's) and are happy to see younger people realizing that holding a 12 inch album, and really being able to appreciate the artwork on the covers, is part of the whole music experience.
Vinyl...it's coming back...
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