Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vinyl records spin their way back into the mix

by Sean Hermann

Vinyl records have been around for just about seventy years now and while a number of people believe that it's a craze of the past, generations of music fanatics are now proving them wrong.

Music collectors of all ages are getting in on the new vinyl obsession, while many have stayed devoted to their beloved vinyl.

"I still have people buying vinyl like it was the only (music) medium, along with the next generation who are buying the new "indie" titles as well as the classics of generations past," said Tim Williams, owner of Any Frequency, a record store in Monticello.

Williams said that there have been a wide variety of buyers in his store during the comeback.

"I see male and female customers anywhere from 14 to 60 years old," he said.

So what makes vinyl so appealing to such a wide range of consumers?

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