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  posted on 4/14/2010 at 07:58 PM
An equal of amount of space devoted to actual real LP's as CD's.

Now I'm sure many of us have noticed that the amount of space a Best Buy or a Border's devote to CD's is down to a fraction of what it was, but still this has to be an accomplishment for LP's!!

It's hard to believe, but CD's are going the way of the cassette tape and fast. Meanwhile LP's (while still just a fraction of the music market) are gaining ground. Is it possible that in the near future most music sales that aren't downloaded will be via the old fashioned album?

 
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  posted on 4/14/2010 at 08:00 PM
whats an LP?
 

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  posted on 4/14/2010 at 08:03 PM
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An equal of amount of space devoted to actual real LP's as CD's.

Now I'm sure many of us have noticed that the amount of space a Best Buy or a Border's devote to CD's is down to a fraction of what it was, but still this has to be an accomplishment for LP's!!

It's hard to believe, but CD's are going the way of the cassette tape and fast. Meanwhile LP's (while still just a fraction of the music market) are gaining ground. Is it possible that in the near future most music sales that aren't downloaded will be via the old fashioned album?


As I said in one of your first posts when you said no one buys CDs anymore....when you said CDs were obsolete I disagreed, and brought up the fact that people said vinyl was dead with the advent of CD and yet today vinyl is the fastest gowing media.

All things come around over time. It's all cyclical.

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  posted on 4/14/2010 at 08:07 PM
Maybe you're right brofan, although I read recently that despite the resurgence LP's still only accounted for something like 1% of the market.

Still, an equal amount of space as CD's at a Best Buy???

And most of the CD's cost half of what they did ten years ago, if not less.

 

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  posted on 4/14/2010 at 08:13 PM
Albums take up more room.....


cd's are not half the price yet, but albums are 2-3 times what they used to cost

 

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  posted on 4/14/2010 at 08:15 PM
There are stores in Alaska? Best Buy Trading post? The CD's are located next to the Bowie knives.

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  posted on 4/14/2010 at 08:18 PM
My 22 year-old has been buying vinyl.

I remember if the vinyl wasn't black it was exotic. Now the vinyl he's buying comes in different shapes and multi-colors etc..

 

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  posted on 4/14/2010 at 08:19 PM
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Albums take up more room.....


cd's are not half the price yet, but albums are 2-3 times what they used to cost


The quality of the vinyl and pressing techniques are MUCH better today, especially with those 180 gram LPs. Even though I have over 4000 LPs, I'm sticking with CDs, for Sang's reasons above. And they're much less maintenance.

 

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Maybe you're right brofan, although I read recently that despite the resurgence LP's still only accounted for something like 1% of the market.

Still, an equal amount of space as CD's at a Best Buy???

And most of the CD's cost half of what they did ten years ago, if not less.


Whenever something becomes more scarce, it becomes more valuable. Law of supply and demand.

 

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  posted on 4/14/2010 at 09:07 PM
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My 22 year-old has been buying vinyl.

I remember if the vinyl wasn't black it was exotic. Now the vinyl he's buying comes in different shapes and multi-colors etc..


My 23 year old lives with his girlfriend and two other friends , they are all musicians and love music , not one of them own a cd player they go to flea markets , second hand stores and garage sales and collect lps .

 

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  posted on 4/14/2010 at 09:34 PM
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My 22 year-old has been buying vinyl.

I remember if the vinyl wasn't black it was exotic. Now the vinyl he's buying comes in different shapes and multi-colors etc..


My 23 year old lives with his girlfriend and two other friends , they are all musicians and love music , not one of them own a cd player they go to flea markets , second hand stores and garage sales and collect lps .


They sound like very coool kids!

 

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  posted on 4/14/2010 at 09:53 PM
been buying Vinyl LP's at Best Buy for a while now...even more at Hastings Books,Music & video....bought 4 LP's today,as a matter of fact.

 

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  posted on 4/14/2010 at 11:22 PM
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been buying Vinyl LP's at Best Buy for a while now...even more at Hastings Books,Music & video....bought 4 LP's today,as a matter of fact.


Really? Today was the first time I've seen LP's at a Best Buy.

It was great to hold those things in my hand and be reminded of what great LP cover art use to be.

It was weird holding unopened copies of "Catch a Fire" (Marley) and Abbey Road.

 

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  posted on 4/15/2010 at 12:14 AM
Anna, that is the best news I've read in ages!! I'm totally into vinyl (just got the new Jimi) -- also recently I upgraded my listening system, very powerful and crisp ........ and heck, it's spoiled me, any more, if I want to listen to music, I have to go into the other room and put on an album.

The timing of them are *perfect* too - just 23 minutes or whatever, you can really dig into it, without pushing the limits of ear-fatigue and what-not. Other times, there's albums spread all over the place, I just want to hear every old song "in a new light" (an older body basically). And everything sounds so fresh.

Haha! Bad news is, the nearest Best Buy is probably a 120 mile round-trip from here! :p Wonder if they ship LPs from B B.com ?! Amazon carries some that come out -- but it sure doesn't seem like "half the racks".

Probably a good thing though! I don't need to be record-shopping :p could be dangerous.

Do y'all think they're not carried online as much due to shipping costs?? heck, I'd pay a buck each or whatever it takes, for more variety.

edit: they DO carry a lot of vinyl online! it is however, quite expensive - doesn't mention that they are audiophile discs or anything .... but - at least it's there!

on Amazon, Jimi was just 15 bucks - the BBs I looked at (Floyd, ABB, a couple others) seemed to be 22 - 25 at least, per album. maybe it's the shipping. (?) Are they 15 in the stores, or more like mid 20s?

[Edited on 4/15/2010 by Rob_in_NC]

 

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  posted on 4/15/2010 at 12:27 AM
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Anna, that is the best news I've read in ages!! I'm totally into vinyl (just got the new Jimi) -- also recently I upgraded my listening system, very powerful and crisp ........ and heck, it's spoiled me, any more, if I want to listen to music, I have to go into the other room and put on an album.

The timing of them are *perfect* too - just 23 minutes or whatever, you can really dig into it, without pushing the limits of ear-fatigue and what-not. Other times, there's albums spread all over the place, I just want to hear every old song "in a new light" (an older body basically). And everything sounds so fresh.

Haha! Bad news is, the nearest Best Buy is probably a 120 mile round-trip from here! :p Wonder if they ship LPs from B B.com ?! Amazon carries some that come out -- but it sure doesn't seem like "half the racks".

Probably a good thing though! I don't need to be record-shopping :p could be dangerous.

Do y'all think they're not carried online as much due to shipping costs?? heck, I'd pay a buck each or whatever it takes, for more variety.


Rob, I'd be REAL leery of shipping LPs through the mail......I don't if anybody is old enough to remember Record Club of America, but I ordered a few back in the day (like '73) and most of the time they'd come with the cover all bent up....then again maybe I'm just real picky, but I treat my records and covers like gold, or try to anyway...that's something that's been lost with CDs, the cover art. In the old days, buying a record was like a whole experience in itself.

 

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  posted on 4/15/2010 at 01:12 AM
I've had very good experience with careful LP "packers" - Plus, if it's damaged, it can simply go right back before opening it, for an exchange - hate to say it, but the only exception ever has been *both* dTb albums I got last year had one bent corner - didn't affect the record though! It was *very* minor, and considering I didn't have to leave my house to acquire them .... I got over it!

After all, other than the corners, records are durable as hell - I get *far* more cracked cd covers - pretty much every one comes to me cracked on the front or back. (of course, it doesn't really matter)

I will admit to not being a fan of the CD -- except for live show trading, etc. A studio recording ought to go on vinyl - anything less is ... less!

 

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  posted on 4/15/2010 at 01:14 AM
Are modern vinyl records really that much better than the old ones?

The new labels make them seem as though they are.

Turntables are available again...

Weird...

 

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  posted on 4/15/2010 at 01:42 AM
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"It's hard to believe, but CD's are going the way of the cassette tape and fast."


Not for me.

Its the only way I listen to music (outside of radio of course) and its the only way I will ever listen to music.

I will not download from somewhere, and then stick it into an itty bitty device, and then pretend that I have an album.

I will continue to buy CD's. If it gets to the point where you cant purchase them anymore, I'll simply learn to download all the songs, in the correct order...only so that I can burn it to a CD, put the CD into a standard CD case, create and print out a cover for the CD case, with the track listings on the inside.

And thats the way it is.

 

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  posted on 4/15/2010 at 04:53 AM
I grew up in the era of vinyl so I have been there and done that. It's just the consumer likes the nostalgia of it and reliving the past which is fine I guess.

 

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  posted on 4/15/2010 at 08:01 AM
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My 22 year-old has been buying vinyl.

I remember if the vinyl wasn't black it was exotic. Now the vinyl he's buying comes in different shapes and multi-colors etc..


my 21 yr. old is way into vinyl as well.. he considers it more of an experience to actually put on an lp, check out the artwork, liner notes, etc..

like father like son.. i used to love that as well..

 

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  posted on 4/15/2010 at 08:47 AM
Thanks for the heads-up on the vinyl at Best Buy, Annarose. I'll have to check that out. Between my husband and I, we must have well over 1000 records. I frequent a great used vinyl store near by and get some great stuff. I recently picked up Warren Haynes' Tales of Ordinary Madness on 180 gram vinyl there. I've had the CD for some time, and like it a lot, but this record blew me away, just like the guy in the chair on that old Memorex commercial.

CDs are great and I love my ipod, but you can't beat the sound you get from a record. I wouldn't trade them for anything.

I love all that old stuff; vinyl, turntables and tube amps, pre-amps, etc.

 

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  posted on 4/15/2010 at 08:58 AM
I always have loved vinyl. My dad always said," if you keep it long enough you will eventually sell it"


I will be in the market for new turntable soon, damn, some of those turntables can be ultra expensive too.

 

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  posted on 4/15/2010 at 09:02 AM
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liquid propane!!


Hank Hill would be proud of you, Rich!


now that scares me.. are you heading south this week end. we are leaving tomorrow am about 6 hour drive north!!

 

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