You spin me ‘round
Record revival introduces new generation to the sound of vinyl
By Corbin Crable
If media formats are cyclical, the early 21st century is the vinyl record’s time to shine once again.
Since the early 2000s, records have once again found favor to the music-listening public; for Baby Boomers and early Gen X-ers, its appeal never diminished, with many individuals proudly displaying their coveted record collection over the years. In 2020, according to the Recording Industry Association of America, records outsold CDs for the first time since 1986.
A Message From Our Editor
by Corbin Crable
When it comes to the media format wars, we all have those older items with which we simply can’t part or that we haven’t sold or thrown away yet – a CD here, a VHS tape there, here a laserdisc, there an iPod Shuffle.