Sunday, April 19, 2015

Why Are LPs, ("Records"), Back?

A few weeks ago I was reading a post on a blog I admire, ( ), and I saw that he LOVES LPs, of all things.  I thought this was just a quirky entry for a long forgotten product, but then today, while we were in Barnes & Noble, I saw a stack of new records, (with classic rock artists, like Hendrix, the Doors, and Led Zeppelin), for sale.  And they weren't cheap either - about $24.00 each!

Who these days would buy an LP, I wonder?  My wife doesn't even know what they are!  I'm old enough to remember when CDs first came out, and how thrilled we were to have a recording medium that was lighter, smaller, and much, much more resistant to scratches and other damage.  Good riddance to LPs forever!

Or so I thought.  Now, apparently, they're a designer item? 

Good grief folks!  LPs have so, so many disadvantages compared to CDs and MP3 files that I couldn't get rid of my old ones fast enough. 

Why would anyone chose to own music recorded on a vinyl record, unless there is no other alternative?