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This is pretty cool.

 

from time.com

 

"From college dorm rooms to high school sleepovers, an all-but-extinct music medium has been showing up lately. And we don't mean CDs. Vinyl records, especially the full-length LPs that helped define the golden era of rock in the 1960s and '70s, are suddenly cool again. Some of the new fans are baby boomers nostalgic for their youth. But to the surprise and delight of music executives, increasing numbers of the iPod generation are also purchasing turntables (or dusting off Dad's), buying long-playing vinyl records and giving them a spin.

 

Like the comeback of Puma sneakers or vintage T shirts, vinyl's resurgence has benefited from its retro-rock aura. Many young listeners discovered LPs after they rifled through their parents' collections looking for oldies and found that they liked the warmer sound quality of records, the more elaborate album covers and liner notes that come with them, and the experience of putting one on and sharing it with friends, as opposed to plugging in some earbuds and listening alone. "Bad sound on an iPod has had an impact on a lot of people going back to vinyl," says David MacRunnel, a 15-year-old high school sophomore from Creve Coeur, Mo., who owns more than 1,000 records." Complete Article.

 

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Plus, if you hunt garage sales, Goodwill, etc. you can generally buy them for a buck each. Often entire collections go on sale if your willing to go pick them up. I just bought 32, mostly rock, for 60 bucks delivered. Bought an old Technics table for spare parts 12 bucks. I hear the Plant Krauss Raising Sand album is already out of print. Grab it if you see one and it should be a keeper unless they reprint.

 

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