For the past few years the vinyl record industry has been making a comeback. But why would younger consumers purchase music on wider, clumsier discs that require a player and a needle that needs replacement over the easy handling of CDs?And why would they prefer the sound of imperfection of the phonograph record over the digitally-mastered sound of a CD?
Surprisingly, music lovers like turntables — which have a superficial beauty — and they like the grooves on the record. The word groovy has been passed down over the decades from early jazz records and the grooves in the record. Furthermore, “the music sounds vivid and real on vinyl.” [Read more…]