Vinyl is the new books

Greg Kot, not only has written a great book about Wilco, but has also written a recent series of articles about the vinyl “revival” (Vinyl revival: How a dead format came back for another spin).

On top of all the reasons for buying vinyls mentioned in the article, such as the attractiveness of the physical object and the potentially superior sound quality, I would add that my personal listening habits are better matched with the two (or more) sided LP than with a single 60+ minutes CD.

I often find it hard to actually sit down on the sofa and listen to a whole CD in one go, but one side of an LP is just the right amount of time for a nice glass of wine or a bottle of beer. It maybe just be a mild case of Attention Deficit Disorder, but there are many CDs on which I know the first couple of songs so much better than the second half for exactly this reason.

via: Largehearted Boy