There is just something so pure about the sound and so spiritual about the ritual of playing and storing them.
I need some tear-jerking testimonials from people that are fanatical about vinyls.
I wish I was born in the era when vinyl was king, I really do.
Not sure if this forum has the right community for that, but I may be proven wrong...
What is so special about Vinyls?
...the format can force you to sit down and actually listen to the music, as an act, rather than having it as something in the background. The distortions, pops, clicks, and static give it a different feel than clean digital CD-quality audio; you could say there is somewhat of a Wabi-sabi aesthetic going on. To others, vinyl harkens back to childhood or being younger when their parents played albums on a turntable, and using the format evokes those memories again.
Again it's how you classify it in your mind, just by saying "digital, cheap and disposable music" as if somehow it makes it not as good.
No, actually, I don't get it: because listening from a file is as easy as snapping your fingers, it makes music become background? Does one need to suffer to appreciate a thing? I'll be tempted to define this masochism... or just snobbery! Maybe it's because I actually love music so much and I don't need anything else than music itself to be moved to tears. And the less between me and the music, the more it touches me deeply.Or maybe it's because I started appreciating music when there was no alternatives to spend at least a couple of minutes (and a lot of care and finger crossing) to listen to every single track that crossed my mind and so many times I ended up to trascurate some LPs I had just because my lazy subconscious was hinting me that they were not worth going through all those annoying stuff! Anyway, I know I'm experiencing and exploring at full my whole collection and as a consequence I'm pushed to buy more music since I switched completely to file based sources.Just my two cents...