Vinyl comeback

I’ve just updated my vinyl records collection after another summer of garage sale hunting … I'm really proud of how it's grown and the quality of music in it.

NBC had a good piece over the weekend about the comeback of vinyls …I stopped at a Best Buy a couple weeks ago to pick up a new CD (Regina Spektor's new "Far" album), and my heart skipped a beat when I saw a shelf loaded with vinyl records. I could hardly believe my eyes -- Best Buy! Big-time, corporate electronics store! Has vinyl records! ...

It is a neat sight, for sure ... The only problem is the newer bands and big stores charge up the wahzoo for their vinyls, which they seem to market more as collector's items. For my money, the best bargains and the really good stuff still come from the local outlets and the second-hand stores.

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