V is for Vinyl (10 of my faves!)

“Vicci, can you please turn the record over?” says the voice of my childhood. I roll my eyes and do it anyway. What a pain! When are they going to invent a machine that turns the record over by itself?! 

But now I love turning records over. You wanna hear it? You have to make it happen! These days we get pissed off if Spotify doesn’t have some random obscure song from 1981 that no one else even remembers. Spotify should have it dammnit! Grrrrrrrr! Why can’t I listen to that song immediately?!

But records are great. You have to go out and buy them, and then put them on, and then turn them over, and OMG how about trying to skip a track? That takes some serious vinyl skills right there.

Here is, in no particular order, 10 albums that I think just sound better on vinyl… 

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7 thoughts on “V is for Vinyl (10 of my faves!)

  1. Some things just sound better on vinyl! And, purchasing a record ingrains a memory – the trip to the store, how much the record cost, who you were dating at the time… Seriously, who remembers anything about the moment they downloaded a song?

  2. I miss the days where you got actual recordings of the way musicians actually sounded in the studio, as opposed to modern recordings which are more computer than singer! The scratchy records, with all their little mistakes, are so authentic – I love it!

  3. My grandfather loved The Phantom of the Opera, and I would spend hours listening to the record when I was young..I was a weird kid;) We have a record player in the living room and my daughter and her cousins think it’s the neatest thing but have a hard time wrapping their minds around the concept of HUGE CD’s.

    • OMG, I used to listen to Phantom of the Opera all the time when I was a kid too! We’d listen to it on Sundays and after pancakes I’d sit by the record player with the lyrics out and sing along all day! 😀 x
      Then I’d choreograph the entire Xanadu soundtrack and make everyone watch it. Haha! x

  4. Oh yes, vinyls! I still keep all my vinyls (most if it from the 80’s) although I never play them. They are kind of sacred, so many memories go with them. It seems we’ve become more picky and more impatient as listeners, today we can easily skip songs halfthrough to jump to the next one. On vinyls, the order of the songs was carefully planned, the whole album was a composition in itself. Thank you for a great post, this brings back good memories!
    Visiting from A to Z, have enjoyed browsing your alphabet. Enjoy the last few letters!

    • Thanks for stopping by! I agree completely. 🙂 I also remember the days of tapes, they were similar. So much time spent rewinding and fast forwarding that you always ended up listening to the whole album. The songs you didn’t like at first always grew on you. Now days I listen to an album once or twice, star my favourite tracks and never listen to the rest again! Also, loving your work over on your blog! Beautiful!! xx

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