Sales numbers for vinyl records have been surging for years, and for good reason. There's something about listening to music on vinyl that just doesn't seem to have an analog in the digital realm. Listen to Albums Instead of Just Songs In most of our music listening, we've stopped listening to entire albums of songs the way people used to. While being able to instantly call up your favorite song or hear a playlist of potential favorites is nice, it can rip songs from their intended context, weakening them as a result. With a vinyl record, it's possible to skip to a song by locating the right groove on the record, but it certainly isn't easy. This almost forces you to listen to an entire album, hearing the songs in the order the artist intended. This gives a flow to the music that is missing otherwise, and you may even find you like certain songs more or less due to the songs surrounding them. A single vinyl record can hold around 15 to 20 minutes per side, maxing out at around 22 minutes. This means a single disc won't have more than 45 minutes of music. For anything else, you'll… Read full this story
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