02:33 PM on 03/12/13
I like vinyl for a lot of reasons. For starters, I enjoy the subtle audible differences and nuances of an LP played through a nice set-up. I also love that these subtleties are magnified even more just by vibing out with a record on headphones. I grew up around vinyl being spun and am reminded fondly of my earliest musical memories every time I put a record on, which I feel connects me even more to the music.
There is something tangible about vinyl, as well, that appeals to my various quirks. I like to think that artists I love put real thought and dedication into everything that goes into presenting something on vinyl and so I enjoy music even more when I have an album, as if I'm getting more out of that piece of music or band more so than I would if I were just listening on my iPod or Spotify. It's fun to collect, pour over, discuss, and covet.