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“I personally LOVE vinyl for so many reasons, really. To begin with, vinyl is anti-ADHD. There is no easy way to skip a track, no shuffle play.”

“Don’t get me wrong; I love my iPod on tour and I use Spotify for hours a day. But there is something about experiencing an album as an album. Side A and a Side B. Having to take in the full presentation of an artist’s work the way they wanted it to be presented. Nothing else to do but pour over the huge, beautiful 12″x12” artwork.

Yes!! It slows down the day, it calms hyperactivity, and it just makes you want to drink in the music; soak it all up.

And how many songs did I not like right away but, because it was stuck in between two that I did and I had to just let the record play, I ultimately discovered that I loved it because I couldn’t just hit skip on the iPod?

Cassette tapes sort of had the same affect too. I was just having a conversation with a friend the other day about U2’s Achtung Baby, and how they had loved The Joshua Tree so much that Achtung Baby sounded horrible to him at first. But because that big single “One” was track 3, he kept restarting the record from the beginning to get to it. And the more they heard “Zoo Station” and “Even Better Than The Real Thing,” the more he loved it. Now it’s one of his favorites albums of all time.

Vinyl also sounds better. A well-made record that is properly mastered for vinyl sound and feels better too. Warmer, less harsh. Beautiful music spinning off at 33 rpm.

All-in-all, I love vinyl because it feels like an experience. It’s the at-home-by-yourself version of going to a show. Sure, you have to get up and flip it over, can’t skip songs, etc., much the same way as you have to find parking, stand on your feet, and buy over-priced beer when you go to a show.

But when the needle drops or the house lights go down….it’s an experience.”
Jeremy Michael Gifford

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