A few weeks ago I was reading a post on a blog I admire, ( http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/ ), 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?