Monday, September 18, 2006

Vinyl makes a comeback

I knew if I waited long enough vinyl would come back into fashion. Apparently vinyl record sales last year were the highest since 1998. Acts like the Arctic Monkeys, White Stripes and Kaiser Chiefs are insisting on their releases coming out on seven inch singles. Manufacturers have even started producing turntables again. Vinyl records have a better sound, more space for creative design and a better feel and smell. So my record collection isn't obsolete after all - not that I would care if it was: it's the music that's important. But it seems that, just as cassette tapes have become a thing of the past, so too might CDs soon be obsolete, as downloads take over.
But vinyl - well, like rock and roll itself, that will never die.


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