Back in the 90s, around the time Smashmouth was all that, the running joke was that the kids had no idea what records were supposed to do or how they worked. Well, now those same kids are driving the incredible vinyl resurgence.
Call it nostalgia, call it a desire for a more organic experience, or call it a new-found way (for some) to enjoy music – replete with subtlety, nuance and background noise.
Everyone knows how to take care of their digital music collection: don’t delete the files, and most everyone knows how to take care of their CD collection: write [insert name of current crush] Mixtape – Summer 2015 on the dull side of the CD not the shiny side. Pretty much, if you understand those two rules, you’re good to go in the digital age.
Vinyl is different.
Vinyl requires you put in some effort. First of all, you have to get up like every twenty-two minutes to flip the record over, but there’s more to it than that.
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