In an era of music defined by downloads, streaming and spotify, there’s such an ease to listen to any song that tickles your fancy in that moment that cd stores have taken a massive hit. But the new rage that’s grooving on the market this past year is the vinyl. Perhaps it’s the inestimable charm it brings to the aesthetics of any room, or the feeling of glorious nostalgia for the vintage buffs. Either way, we’re loving it.
For the first time, more money was spent on vinyls than downloaded albums at the beginning of December. Whilst downloads made £2.1m, vinyls raked in a huge £2.4m and made the record industry. Much of this number is surely attributed to vinyls for Christmas presents, but with a noted rise in vinyl players it means the record sales will continue to stay high as people aim to build a collection.
For a trip through your memories, it can be a wonderful pastime to spend hours raking through the second hand vinyl shops and hunt for a bargain golden oldie.
But of course, with even supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsburys stocking vinyls now its possible to pick up the newest tracks from almost anywhere. The artwork that characterises each record is so unique and intricate its hard not to be tempted by them compared to the decoratively inferior cd or download.
A record brand in the limelight is Marshall. Beginning in a muscial instrument store in London 1962, opened by Jim Marshall, the company has expanded at a colossal rate since then. They went on to sell their famous amplifiers and became the self-proclaimed ‘quintessential sound of rock.’ And their next step is a record company with a website set to launch soon.
If you haven’t already, add a little enchantment to your house with a record player and some vintage vinyls.
Seen an attractive vinyl artwork that stood out to you? Let us know in the comments below.
To complete the vintage look, grab a pair of vintage style glasses from our site.