The crackle when you place the needle on the record, for me, could possibly be one of the most delicious sounds.
When people find out that I - a teenage girl - collect vinyl records, one of the first things out of most people’s mouths is, “you’re following a trend.” For some people, yes, that may be the case. For me, I enjoy the sensation when you put on a truly good record and just lean back and listen (I suggest Rubber Soul, Elton John’s Greatest Hits - Bennie and The Jets. Should I go on?).
Lovers of vinyl often claim to hear the ‘warmth’ and I 100% agree. There is almost an intimacy when listening to a record that you just can’t get when downloading tracks off of iTunes or Youtube. Seriously, go put on a record and then Youtube the same album. The difference can be astonishing!
Another great thing about vinyl? The stores. Next time you see a record store, walk in and you’ll know what I’m talking about. There’s always a great song playing on the speakers and the people there are often very good conversationalists (mention this topic to a vinyl lover and the conversation can flow for hours!). Finding a good, not to mention rare, album is exciting. Picking up a limited edition of your favourite band is a great feeling, and going home and putting it on the record player is fabulous.
If you yourself aren’t a vinyl enthusiast, go ask your parents. They’ll know what I’m talking about.
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