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Every crate digger’s nightmare: Record store has ‘Whipped Cream and Other Delights’ and nothing else | Dangerous M

  If there’s one thing all record collectors have in common, it’s the experience of running into Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass innumerable times…. like literally, every time you go into a record store you h

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Some Geniuses Have Turned Oreo Cookies into Playable Records

It looks like Discogs might have to update their policies to incorporate food-handling, because someone has figured out how to press music onto a...

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Old technology that’s worth bringing back—and not for the nostalgia - MarketWatch

These 5 technically passe items are often better and cheaper than their digital-world equivalents.

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STAX Celebrates 60 Years With Limited Edition 7" Singles Box Set | Analog Planet

Craft Recordings (a Concord Records imprint), which recently issued the 3 LP Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings just announced the Stax 7 Box Set, the first release in a year long celebration of the storied label's 60th

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The Rise And Fall Of Tower Records |

“If you were cool, you were cool. If you were an asshole, then you got treated like an asshole.”

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This is the Lathe Miles Showell Used to Cut "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

The lathe in the picture, located at Abbey Road Studios, is the one Miles Showell used to cut at 1/2 speed, the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band remix. It began life as a Neumann VMS82 DMM that according to Showell had been "...routinely strippe

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The Yardbirds Prep Jimmy Page-Produced Double-LP Compilation

Jimmy Page produced a double-LP Yardbirds compilation, 'Yardbirds '68,' featuring rare studio and live recordings.

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Home Grown: "There's this great sense of friendship and community with vinyl" - The Vinyl Factory

Because every record collection has a story.Home Grown is our series profiling you lot and your excellent record collections. Taking our cue from the brilliant submissions to the #VFRecordCollections thread on Instagram, we want to share a little of your.

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Vinyl’s boom is over as purists complain about low quality and high prices

“What people do nowadays is take a digital file and just run vinyl off that,” says Rawlings, a lanky musician who plays a 1935 Epiphone Olympic guitar. “In my mind, if we were going to do it, I wanted to do it the way the records I love were made—from analog tapes.”

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You can grab some rare vinyl records for a ridiculously cheap $1 right now

There's a very cool vinyl sale going on that's giving you the chance to grab everything from Foo Fighters to Alice In Chains for a single dollar.

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The alternative top 50 records of the 1960s

50 years on from the Summer of Love, we take a fresh, sideways look at the extraordinarily diverse musical landscape of the most talked about decade in pop.

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The 10 Best Greatest Hits Albums To Own On Vinyl — Vinyl Me, Please

Since listening to a record involves a special participation on the part of the listener, placing the record on the turntable, cueing and dropping the needle, it’s an activity made for digesting original albums as a whole rather than selected hits compi

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Experience Vinyl is the online record store trying to save vinyl

The former subscription service now offers a store full of limited edition vinyls and artists' top ten lists​

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This new machine uses lasers to determine the condition of your records

The RL Vinyl LP Laser is a turntable-like device that scans your records to trace what the surface of your record looks like.

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10 Turntables for Every Vinyl Enthusiast

As vinyl continues to drive music sales, here's a list of 10 turntables that cover any listening need, no matter your record player budget.

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The records behind Beastie Boys' sample masterpiece Paul's Boutique

A track-by-track sprint through the landmark album's most important samples.The Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique was a masterpiece in sampling, and an album that could never be made in the same way again. Created during the golden age of sampling - that.

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David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ announced as latest, limited-edition 7” picture disc single series release

David Bowie’s Heroes has been announced as the 17th release in his 40th anniversary 7” picture disc series, which he launched on Record Store Day in 2012.

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Check out the exclusive vinyl releases at Comic Con 2017

Logan, Deadpool, Apes and more. Arguably the biggest day of the year for the nerdiverse, there’s more vinyl on offer than ever before at the 2017 San Diego convention. Running Thursday 20 July – 23rd July, here’s what’s been announced thus far...

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Vinyl, the salvation of the music industry in the digital age—in charts, audio and some cats

Companies that connect consumers to their music have been struggling to find a business model since the internet made freemium a thing, so two bits of news this week are curious: SoundCloud is laying off 40% of it's staff. And Sony Music is going to pres

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Broke? This French Company Will Press Vinyl for Anyone's Budget - Thump

Diggers Factory is a new French startup that presses LPs based on pre-orders from interested fans.

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The vinyl jukebox is coming back into production after 25 years!

Crosley is creating the first vinyl jukebox in 25 years.

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Sony is bringing vinyl back, but the truth is it never went away

Sony is restarting production of vinyl records, which reminds us why the format will never die.

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Sony Will Start Making Vinyl Records Again In Japan, After Nearly 30-Year Hiatus

Sony says it's meeting new demand from young people who buy records they've heard on streaming services. The company stopped pressing vinyl in 1989.

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Start the Presses: The Exciting Rebirth of Vinyl Production | Digital Trends

After decades of struggling with ancient equipment and ten years of insane annual increases in demand, the vinyl manufacturing industry is taking its first new strides in decades, and that means prettier, better-sounding, and more diverse records than eve

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The 10 best vinyl releases this week (26th June)

This week's best new vinyl releases features new music from On The Corner, Analog Africa, Static Shock and La Vida Es Un Mus.

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Third Man Records to release deluxe reissue box set of The White Stripes' 'Icky Thump' - NME

It's been ten years since the record was originally released

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A LEGO Record Player Could Become a Reality | Mental Floss

To provide LEGO fans with a double dose of nostalgia, LEGO Ideas community member Speederrider has designed a working record player constructed from the tiny childhood toys.

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Recreating London's Iconic Reggae Record Covers, in Photos - Feature Shoot

Dandy Livingstone, Your Musical Doctor (Downtown, 1969), 46 years later Various, Harder Shade of Black (Santic, 1974), 42 years later. London photographer Alex Bartsch doesn’t know how many vinyl records are in his collection, but he has tracked down th

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Vinyl gets its groove back: Hunger for vinyl means a chronic shortage of pressing machines | The Economist

FOR young hipsters and middle-aged sentimentalists alike, the resurgence of vinyl is cause for celebration. Since 2010 sales of vinyl records in America have tripled. Britain’s vinyl industry saw its biggest gains for 25 years in 2016.

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Freaky Formats: The hypnotic world of moiré effect record sleeves

DJ Food continues his occasional column on the stranger world of vinyl artwork, with moiré effect sleeves and some of the best gifs you'll see all day.

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Record Store Day 2017: we unboxed some of this year's most exciting releases - NME

Happy Record Store Day Eve! Saturday April 22 marks the 10th annual celebration of independent record shops that is Record Store Day, an event celebrated by over 200 stores across the UK, where over 500 special, limited edition releases will be available

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Record Store Day By Numbers: Prince To Cohen, Vinyl Sales Surge 321%

New figures just released by Nielsen Music before the 10th Record Store Day show how the annual event has boosted the vinyl revolution.

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La La Land soundtrack is the best-selling US vinyl record of 2017 so far

La La Land soundtrack best-selling vinyl record of 2017 so far in the US according to new figures released by Nielsen Music.

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The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band gets 50th anniversary reissue

The Beatles will celebrate 50 years of their landmark 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with a major reissue project, spanning digital, 2xCD, 2xLP and 6xDisc packages.

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Warner Music Group Launches Run Out Groove, a Fan-Driven, Vinyl-Only Label: Exclusive | Billboard

Today (Mar. 28), Warner Music Group is officially unveiling its new fan-driven, vinyl-only record label Run Out Groove.

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​Screw Bluetooth. Here’s Why You Should Buy a Record Player | Men’s Health

​If you haven’t already wiped off the dust on turntable stored away in the basement, here’s three reasons why it’s time to get spinning.

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Podcast #289: The Revenge of Analog | The Art of Manliness

“Software is eating the world,” or so we’re told. Products that once took up physical space can be contained in our smartphones and held in the palms of our hands. Instead of having a record collection, now we can stream any music any where

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Your tracks on wax: How to press your own record - Blog - Mixmag

The steps you need to take to get your own vinyl out there

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How To Build A Record Collection

Everything you need to know about vinyl

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Inside Jack White's New Vinyl-Pressing Paradise - Rolling Stone

Read how Third Man Records' new Detroit pressing facility is raising the bar for modern vinyl production.

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Long Play: Analogue photos that capture the essence of record culture

Photographer Arne Reimer has spent over ten years capturing the essence of vinyl culture on analogue film for new photo book, Long Play.

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The Vinyl Revival: Why Music Lovers Are Going Back - KVRR Local News

FARGO-MOORHEAD -- Many music hobbyists here in the Valley are trading in their newer CDs for older records.

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The art of the album cover: New book features more than 500 examples, from Patti Smith to Kanye West

"Art Record Covers" traces album cover collaborations between visual artists and musicians from the last six decades.

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George Clinton among artist curators for new vinyl subscription service

Experience Vinyl, a new vinyl record subscription service, is launching in April with a series of artist curators, including George Clinton.

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How Do I Convert Vinyl LPs to Hi-Res Audio? | Sound & Vision

Are there any devices I can connect to my turntable to make hi-res transfers of my record collection?

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Startups Put A New Spin On Record Players

Two startups are bringing record players into the 21st century. Check out these new-school ways to listen to vinyl.

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The 10 best vinyl releases this week (23rd January)

President Trump is dominating world news but here in the vinyl world, the headline is Mica Levi's masterpiece score to the new Jackie Kennedy biopic.

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Retro record: Vinyl sales to top $1bn for first time since the 1980s | The Independent

A retro record could be in sight for the music market. According to a report out Wednesday, annual sales of vinyl records will surpass $1bn (£820m) for the first time since the 1980s this year, fuelled by music lovers’ nostalgia.

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The Origin of The Rarest and Most Sought After Pressing of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" | Analog Pl

AnalogPlanet reader Bill Wright interviews Australian mastering engineer Don Bartley, who cut lacquers back in 1983 for what many consider to be the best sounding and certainly the rarest pressing of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, produced by EMI

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Weird wax: The strangest stories from the world of vinyl in 2016

We collect the oddest occurrences of 2016, from deaf cats and electricity pylons to jigsaw records and a nude John Malkovich.

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Klay Thompson sets NBA record for points in under 30 minutes

Klay Thompson made history on Monday night. The Golden State Warriors of the past three seasons are famous for setting records. The Warriors’ No. 3 scoring option set a new NBA season high with 60 points on 21-of-33 FG, 8-of-14 3FG, and 10-of-11 FT.

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Vinyl records top the popularity charts - CNET

From CNET Magazine: The demand for vinyl records -- from hipster millennials, retro-fans and musicians -- is spinning up faster than ever.

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Essential Gifts For Music Lovers

Vinyl. Lots and lots of vinyl.

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The 50 most collectable records of the 1950s

The first in a new series picking out the rare and revolutionary recorded artefacts of the last sixties years of recorded music. We start, with the 1950s.

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The 10 best vinyl releases this week (21st November)

Relive the horror of the Upside Down as the first volume of the analogue-heavy soundtrack to Stranger Things, Vol. 1 finally lands on vinyl.

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Music Subscription Service Pairs Craft Beer With Vinyl

Hurd offers monthly record releases along with four independently-made brews.

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"Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook" Coming Soon From Analog Spark | Analog Planet

Originally released as a double LP back in 1956, Ella Fitzerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book was both the first of her eight "songbook" albums and the first release on Norman Granz's then brand new Verve Records (MG V-4001/2).

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People Are Using Britain's New Plastic Money to Play Vinyl Records

The new plastic polymer £5 notes are bonkers. They can’t be crumpled, are extremely hard (though not impossible) to burn, and some wonky stuff happens if you shine a laser through the queen’s face. By far the strangest revelation about this Money Of

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Spiral Groove’s Revolution turntable offers ultra high-end sound and a price to match

With its Revolution Turntable, shipping now, Spiral Groove is offering a combination of premium build and materials along with a price tag to match.

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The 10 best vinyl releases this week (29th August)

New albums on Sub Pop, 4AD and Domino. Reissues take the backseat as Morgan Delt, Motion Grap

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Cruisin’: Vintage photos of cars tricked out with record players | Dangerous Minds

Muhammad Ali spinning records on his very own car turntable.   Though I’d be the first person to admit that drivers don’t need anything else to distract them from the road (I’m looking at you EVERYONE) I’ll also be the first person to endorse bri

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The Rolling Stones collected in mono for massive 16xLP vinyl box set

The Rolling Stones In Mono is due in September. A vast retrospective capturing the first decade o

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Here’s what’s coming to record stores and streaming services in August · Preview · The A.V. Club

Each month, we’ll publish a fairly comprehensive list of what’s coming to record stores and streaming services in upcoming weeks, complete with capsule previews so interested parties can know what to expect.

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Third Man Records wants to play the first record in outer space · Newswire · The A.V. Club

How have we as a global society made it to the year 2016 without having dedicated the resources and effort needed to play a record in outer space for nobody to hear? It seems crazy, right? Unfortunately, it’s all too true. The good news, however, is that Jack White’s Third Man Records is in the process of righting that wrong.

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Album sales fall in every format except vinyl

Album sales fall in every format except vinyl - The Vinyl Factory - the Home of Vinyl

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Why HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ is the best music show on TV | New York Post

Less than three months ago, the hype around HBO’s “Vinyl” was louder than a Who gig. By attaching marquee names such as Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and “Boardwalk Empire” creator Terrence Winter, the show (based on the freewheelin’, drug-addl

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Half of UK Vinyl Buyers Don't Actually Listen to Their LPs, Survey Finds

Only 52% of UK adults who reported buying vinyl in the last month said they had a turntable they currently use

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Vinyl sales earned more money than combined ads on free streams in 2015

In 2015 U.S. vinyl sales earned more money than the recording industry made from advertisements on all free streaming services like YouTube and Spotify combined, according to the RIAA. Vinyl LP and EP sales are currently at their highest level since 1988, with a recent increase of 32% last year alone to $416 million.

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Vinyl Starter Kit: Which records to invest in, what to look for, where to buy - Features - Alternative Press

Vinyl is a beautiful thing. Grooved-wax music discs have transcended generations and successfully managed a full-blown resurrection. So much so that in 2015 the sale of vinyl EPs and LPs rose 32 percent to $416 million, according to the RIAA—that’s the highest they’ve been since 1988.

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Confessions of a Vinyl Junkie | David Bowie’s 25 Favorite Albums, by David Bowie!

There is really no way to do a list of my favorite albums with any rationality. I do only have about 2,500 vinyls. There is a possibility there. I’ll look through the albums and pull together a list of those I have re-bought or am in the process of re-buying on CD. I have little time, and there are just too many to sort through. So, I’ll keep pulling stuff out blindly, and if it’s too obvious (Sgt. Pepper, Nirvana) I’ll put it back again till I find something more interesting.

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Sonic Youth Announce Vinyl Reissues of Six Albums | News | Pitchfork

Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, A Thousand Leaves, NYC Ghosts & Flowers, Murray Street, Sonic Nurse, and Rather Ripped

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Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases: Fall 2015 | News | Pitchfork

Records to look forward to in the coming months! Welcome once again to the Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases, our seasonal guide to new music. Four times a year, we round up a list of albums, singles, EPs, reissues, and more arriving over the coming months. This installment covers fall 2015.

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Hand-painted portraits of famous musicians, on vinyl records - Boing Boing

Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen is hand-painted portraiture of musicians on vinyl records. Here's how it's done!

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Where to Go on Record Store Day 2015 in Chicago

Here's a map to help plot out your path on the biggest vinyl celebration of the year.

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As record sales surge, the U.K. now has an official vinyl music chart | VentureBeat | Media | by Paul Sawers

The U.K. now has its first official weekly top 40 vinyl charts, in response to rising record sales. 2014 heralded the biggest surge in Britain in two decades, with 1.29 million albums sold last year. Data from the Official Charts Company also shows that sales from the first three months of 2015 point to this trend continuing: Q1 saw a 69 percent rise in vinyl album sales over the corresponding period last year.

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'Clueless' Soundtrack Set for 20th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue

Special edition of the alt-pop heavy compilation will be printed on yellow and black plaid vinyl

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The Future of Record Shopping? Browse Shuga's 120,000 Records With An iPad

The new 2,800-square-foot Wicker Park shop is part of a vinyl boom on Milwaukee Avenue.

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Vinyl is just a fad, record executives say (and we know that they are never wrong)· Newswire · The A.V. Club

Aside from cassette-tape weirdos, the elderly, and the ironic CD collectors we assume are coming in the next five years or so, vinyl collectors are the only people buying physical copies of music anymore. Rolling Stone reports that vinyl sales jumped 52 percent last year, and vinyl sales have grown from 1.5 percent of overall music sales in 2012 to 6 percent in 2014.

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Best Albums Of All Time - Best Vinyl Records - Esquire

Get the latest in pop culture as Stephen Marche and the writers of Esquire recap what's new in movies, TV, music, books and more.

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The 12 Best Record Stores In Chicago

Independent record stores are survivors. Here are our favorite dozen in Chicago.

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The Man Who's Buying Up All the Vinyl in the World • Highsnobiety

The question of where the future of recorded music is heading has been raging ever since the days of Napster. Digital music has decimated physical sales across every format, and while vinyl sales have shown some promising signs of recovery…

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Insane Record Collections and the People Who Own Them 

Photographer Eilon Paz left Israel in 2008 to try his luck in New York. “It was the worst time to try your luck. It was the beginning of the recession. There were no jobs to be found so I just found myself in record stores spending my money on recor

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Marc Maron: crackle and pop – why I'm addicted to collecting vinyl

The standup, writer, sitcom star and host of the wildly popular podcast WTF explains why vinyl has taken over his life – and wonders whether $15k is too much to spend on speakers

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Archeologists excavate hippie commune's record collection

California state park archaeologists excavated the burned and buried record collection of The Chosen Family, a former 1960s commune in Marin County, and were surprised that the musical tastes of the hippies living there weren't what you'd expect