The sound of vinyl. There's nothing like the warm, deep and smooth sound of your favorite album or LP from a vinyl record. Vinyl is also the only place to find so many of the rarities, exclusives and limited editions unavailable in any other format.
The feel of vinyl. The personal, tactile experience of vinyl is another beauty of this format. Huge multicolor images, unique pressings and print techniques expand the artists' ability to communicate their album art in a resolution almost infinitely more engaging than pixels on a screen.
The love of vinyl. In a world of bits and bytes, the feeling of owning, touching and keeping your favorite recorded music is a unique and singular experience, and one artists haven't forsaken. Artists are putting more into the creation of their records than ever creating totems as much a part of the statement as the music.
A vinyl collection, whether one record or a million, is a must-have for any music fan.
“Is it wrong, wanting to be at home with your record collection? It’s not like collecting records is like collecting stamps, or beermats, or antique thimbles. There’s a whole world in here, a nicer, dirtier, more violent, more peaceful, more colorful, sleazier, more dangerous, more loving world than the world I live in; there is history, and geography, and poetry, and countless other things I should have studied at school, including music.”
― Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
Maybe that's why music fans across all genres are returning to this timeless format.
But there are many other reasons to treasure your favorite album beyond just bits and bytes.