Look What We Did To Music

The percentage of music sales on vinyl continues to rise. I saw one comment that this amounted to the fetishisation of analogue and retro rather than an indicator that vinyl is a superior music delivery format. It’s not. It’s now just a niche product. A hipster lifestyle accessory or hardcore high end audiophile dependable. The number of new vinyl releases, even if reissues of classic albums easily dwarfs the piecemeal pure audio offerings from Blu Ray audio. I was surprised how fast vinyl sales (at least in the US) fell away as soon as CD was introduced.

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