Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Vinyl Records

The way people listen to music has changed very much over the past twenty years. The devices of this medium have continually gotten smaller, thinner, and more powerful. Yet, did you know that consumer interest in records has actually increased recently? That’s right —records. The Recording Industry of America reports that manufacturers’ shipments of records jumped more than 36 percent from 2006 to 2007 to more than 1.3 million.

Some avid music fans claim that the sound from records is superior to the sound from digital sources, like CDs. There is another reason, however, that may be behind the small resurgence in popularity. Record enthusiasts say they prefer the overall experience more, from putting the needle onto the record, to lingering over the liner notes and artwork on the record jacket. If you have a record player and some old records, why not take them for another spin?

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