If you’ve ever spent your rent money on records… you will understand this!
“What do you mean you’ve seen every Wes Anderson movie?”
Say good-bye to all your money!
The people buying vinyl grew up with Spotify, Pandora, and Napster.
It always starts off like a little hobby. And then, before you know it, you’re spending $150 on an out-of-print import.
Remember that classic disco album, Sesame Street Fever?
Here’s the answer to every question you could possibly have, including some that may be embarrassing. Like, is vinyl actually better than digital?
Surely the best thing about traveling the world is finding all the best record shops, right?
Only 50 copies of this alternate pressing of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band were ever produced.
People love Macklemore, streaming music is taking over, and indie fans are buying more vinyl than ever before. Oh, and there’s this guy called Justin Timberlake who is very popular.
Face it, you don’t get any of this with Spotify.
Kinda like the Grand Canyon, actually.
Gadgets, instruments, art, apparel, and more!
A Japanese artist is turning old records into remarkable art.
Cat changing the song. And ruining the record. :(
RCA made this film in 1955 to show how they manufactured LPs, from recording the music to pressing it in a factory. (Via Turn the Record Over)
Deface Value is a blog that chronicles vinyl album covers that have been defaced or, dare I say, drastically improved. Donny Osmond is terrifying.
It’s a tiny skateboard made out of vinyl records. They’re sold in Williamsburg, and they come with a pair of sunglasses. Your vinyl collection is totally complete now.
Apparently if you put headphones on, that makes you a DJ. I mean, I would go to a party if Hulk Hogan was DJing.
An ’80s band called Wankers had the all-time best idea for its vinyl album art. With tracks like “Pizza Boy Massacre” and “Too Skinny For Love”, this 1988 release was clearly seminal in the pizzawave genre.
Clever audiophiles the world over have been taking old, beloved record sleeves featuring head shots of famous musical artists and creating the illusion that their body continues past the frame. (via)
Audiowood has created one of the more unique turntables I’ve ever seen that takes a slice from an ash tree to create a vinyl player that all your music snob friends are sure to envy. For only $850 you can become king of the music snobs!
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A UK company called And Vinyly allows you to immortalize yourself in vinyl by sprinkling your ashes onto a record before pressing.
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Ever wish your favorite album covers could become Monty Pythonesque animated GIFs? Your wish has been granted by the nifty new Tumblr blog aptly titled: Animated Albums.
Satirist and king of the disaffected nerd-gays, David Sedaris, has taken his accidental cool one step further by releasing his audio-book on vinyl. Pssst! BuzzFeed secret santa, you know what to do.
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