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Music on vinyl...

I am a snob. I am one of those people that think sounds better on vinyl.

Of course, if you don't have a quality , 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 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.

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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inkedwriter wrote on January 5, 2015, 10:09 AM

I bought a new record player a couple of years back and am slowly getting my collection back up. I'm not sure of it's the sound that I love, or just the nostalgia of the whole thing. Listening to those records sure does tae me back.

Kat- wrote on January 5, 2015, 10:13 AM

I still have a bunch of albums, nowhere near as many as you, but nothing to play them on anymore. My old turntable got broke during a move and we haven't had the time or money to replace it yet.

Janey1966 wrote on January 5, 2015, 10:29 AM

I am so pleased I found you on here as I'm a big vinyl fan as well, as you know. You don't want my Dio LP I can't sell on Ebay do you? I have two copies of it, you see (the only LP I managed to snaffle from the Evil Blobby by the looks of it) so I'm selling the more - supposedly - valuable of the two..well, trying to anyway. I used to have about 200 LPs in the 1980s but the Evil Blobby sold many of them behind my back, so I reckon I've only got about 70 left. I find vinyl LPs more personal somehow than CDs and I agree, they do sound better. My turntable is a Project II made in the Czech Republic if memory serves. No idea if it's a good one but it's definitely better than ones I've had in the past, although I did have a Panasonic linear tracking turntable once. It was awesome but broke down a lot.

TheLambLiesDown wrote on January 5, 2015, 10:34 AM

I've heard several good things about the Project turntables from guys in the vinyl groups I am in on facebook

FourWalls wrote on January 5, 2015, 10:44 AM

I have tons of vinyl, too. I hope the resurgence in vinyl brings about a resurgence in vinyl STORAGE!

TheLambLiesDown wrote on January 5, 2015, 10:48 AM

Yeah...I do have to dedicate quite a bit of room to storing them.

LilyDay wrote on January 5, 2015, 2:12 PM

I believe in vinyl. However, it really requires being in one place and having space to have a turntable and even a very modest collection. Having moved so many times over the past few years, that just doesn't describe me.

Koalemos wrote on January 5, 2015, 2:30 PM

Naturally I had a decent collection of vinyl during the days prior to the introduction of the CD, although they have long since disappeared into oblivion. The only problem with vinyl recordings is the life span of quality reproduction since they suffer easily from wear and tear.

TheLambLiesDown wrote on January 5, 2015, 2:52 PM

Not really. Properly cared for albums can last for thousands of plays each when one uses proper equipment.

Janey1966 wrote on January 5, 2015, 3:23 PM

Really? That's nice to know. I paid about £109 for it, something like that..but it was about 14/15 years ago. Couldn't buy one now, put it that way, so I'm keeping hold of it.:-)

Ruby3881 wrote on January 6, 2015, 2:00 AM

One thing that I guess I miss about vinyl is listening to the entire album (or at least one side of it) as a complete work. It's very different from listening to a song here and there on a playlist!

ChickJ wrote on January 6, 2015, 5:23 AM

I like music either vinyl, cd, or mp3. My favorite way is live. Nothing beats music live.

cmoneyspinner wrote on February 26, 2015, 4:48 PM

The day vinyl comes back, will probably be the last day on planet earth. Seriously! I don't think vinyl will ever make a come back! I'm still trying to get over the upset of those hip hop artists scratching them!! Ggrrrr …!! Oh! I'm so sorry. Let me say what's really on my mind. I used to think that music sounded better on vinyl. Until I heard the late Whitney Houston's voice on a CD. That converted me to buying CDs. My husband had been trying to convert me from cassette tapes. I liked the tapes. They were easy to carry around. I thought CDs weren't going to last. True story. Shows what I know! (O.o) :)