Friday, May 9, 2008

For those who still call them record albums

The vinyl record album is not entirely dead. So says the January 21, 2008 issue of Time magazine. This is good news for those of us who cling desperately to our LP's and still have an honest-to-god record player. Apparently the sound is 'warmer' than that of a CD and the music industry likes vinyl because it's are harder to download. As for the consumer, if you're a garage sale fan you can often buy them for less then the cost of a latte. (Although now that Time has let the cat out of the bag, costs may go a bit higher. Way to go, Time.) Sure you get some crackles and skips in the used ones but that's part of the charm. Especially for those of us who played our Beatle records so often it's a wonder the albums just don't give up out of sheer exhaustion. Even if you don't have a record player, get those albums out and enjoy the cover art. Those tiny CD's just don't have the same impact. Long live hi-fi!

Ebscohost online: Time 1/21/2008, Vol. 171 Issue 3, p55-56

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to let people know that a CD can also be called an "album" as it is a collection of songs. They still give awards for the "album of the year" at the Grammys.