02:33 PM on 05/03/13
For me, it gives me an opportunity to really listen to the music. Music has become so easily accessible that listening to it has become more of a mundane activity. You listen while you're walking somewhere, working out, running, sitting at your desk at work, etc. Listening to a record gives me a chance to fully focus on the art, rather than listening to it while I'm doing other daily things. Also, throw in all the variants of records, killing time in record stores, and finding some old gems every now and again. It's just a fun experience for me.