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Why Should I Buy Vinyl?

There are two basic answers for this: You are an audiophile, and fetishize the sound of analog recordings, or you simply like the aesthetics of vinyl records, packaging, and turntables. It can absolutely be both! But the aesthetics, the physical aspect of it, is pretty key to its appeal. These records are more beautiful and substantial than CDs, which mostly have the look of office supplies, and they're the best way to make purchasing music feel like something. Vinyl allows you to have a sentimentality about albums — there's a tactile quality, a ritual to pulling a record out of a sleeve and putting it on and focusing your attention on the act of listening for a side at a time. Even if you still mainly listen to music on your computer or iPod, it gives you the option of having a more special experience with your favorite albums, and an object you can display in your home. Continue reading from Buzzfeed

From our Collection

Link to Records Collecting Dust by Riot House Records in Hoopla
Link to Vinyl Me, Please:100 Albums You Need in Your Collection in Hoopla
Link to The Vinyl Frrontier by Jonathan Scott in the Catalog
Link to Vinyl Countdown by Sharpe Graham and Kelly Danny in Freading
Link to VINYL: Music From The HBO® Original Series by Atlantic Records in Hoopla
Link to Designed for Hi-Fi Living : the vinyl LP in midcentury America by Janet Borgerson in the catalog
Link to Vinyl Record Collecting for Dummies by Dave Thompson in the catalog
Link to The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce in the Catalog
Link to In the Groove: The Vinyl Record and Turntable Revolution by Gillian G Gaar in the catalog