Rise of Vinyl

It is said that vinyl is on the rise again. It is interesting to see that in this age of ITunes and Spotify, more and more people are looking for a sense of nostalgia in pieces of plastic records.

The sound that exudes from vinyl is deep and rich. The now and then crackling that vinyl makes is uniquely legendary. Watching the plastic disk turn and its needle move from the outer rings gradually and smoothly inward, fleetingness of the seconds is experienced by all.

Aside from its sound quality, the rise of vinyl has more to do with the vantage value that hipsters are fond of. Scarcity and rarity can make anyone and anything desirable and precious. The increasing popularity of vinyls lies in its coolness, of which is generated and rendered by its lack of presence in the modern digital world.

As humans in the digital era, though we long for all sorts of conveniences; however, we are also bored of whatever the present has to offer easily. Our constant desire to be surprised and made curious somehow steers us back to the past. Vinyl, an elegant tool to reminisce about yesterday’s glory not only provides us with a retrospection of a time period that might have never been lived by us; but its presence also showcases our rare aesthetic in an egotistic manner, which makes us the subject of admiration in the eyes of others. No wonder the plastic record is coming back, big time.

Published by Robbie's Blog

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