Some newspapers are reporting that vinyl records are making a comeback with DJs.
In one of the more interesting comebacks in today’s world of compressed music files and fingernail-size speakers jammed into your ears, the format of choice during the Reagan administration has become popular again, to a point, for a simple reason: Vinyl sounds better.
More specifically, vinyl represents a listening experience. You sit on an easy chair or a comfy couch between two speakers the size of moving boxes, drop the needle on the record and just listen. While listening, you admire the original artwork on the cover, follow along with lyrics printed on the album’s sleeve or laugh at the big hair in the compilation of concert pictures decorating the inside gatefold.
That’s why millions of people, myself included, became music fans.
I’m not sure if this is really a new trend – there are still plenty of vinyl holdouts in the DJ community – but it’s great to see vinyl still holding out.
Note to labels – we’re still reviewing vinyl electronica releases….