saluzzi’s Top 10 Reasons Why He Prefers Vinyl

vinyl record player

Some weeks ago, my dear friend Mr. SHRC posted an article to his blog, making a list of 10 reasons why he loves vinyl rather than any other support, or the sound of a digital file streamed on the Internet. I found it a great idea and thought it was a petty not to have it for an English audience, so I just translated it for you. You may find the original article here: 10 motivi per cui preferisco i Vinili

I like vinyl because:

1) Because I can go to places like these

Mr. SHRC vinyl hunting

and meet people who have the same passion
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2) Because I CANNOT listen to them this way

black-man-with-earphones-listening-to-digital-music-device

or with these ones

computer speakers

but I have to listen to them like that

woman sitting on stereo system playing a vinyl

perhaps it is a bit less practical, but I can guarantee you that it’s a completely different story!

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3) Because they have huge covers that make me fly with my imagination

Yes, Roger Dean, LP

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4) For a turntable that plays reminds me of when I was a child

a picknicking family of the 60ies listening to music

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5) Because there are picture discs and colored vinyl (Wow!)

colored vinyl discs on window

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6) For each market, cellar, an old uncle’s house, or any other dusty place could hide your next treasure trove

old box with records

(and you know what a great blog post that would make, don’t you?!!)

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7) Because when the needle drops on the disk and makes that noise, followed by two or three pops, I know there’s is going to be great music playing

turning vinyl disc_animation

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8) Because every now and then time comes to put them in place and when I have them in my hands, each of them tells a story and reminds me of a lot of memories

man looking at pink floyd album

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9) Because digging in boxes of 3€ vinyl discs without knowing what I will find is priceless!

digging in vinyl LPs

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10) Because when I put on a vinyl, I spend 40 minutes listening to good music,
maybe looking at the cover, having a conversation with someone, or maybe making love;

in short, I’m alive!

couple dancing to vinyl

On the contrary, when I have Spotify running in the background, I spend 4 hours playing Animal farm or surfing useless websites and then go to bed dazed and wondering: “What have I done during the last 4 hours?”

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