Somebody reads The New Yorker.
The two things that drew me into vinyl were RtR was too expensive and 8-Track seemed like a bad concept all around.
The two things that drew me to vinyl were it was just *how we listened to music* and then... it was a tough habit to break.
But somehow I managed to give it up!
I would not give it up. I took untold grief and insults to my intelligence for years. If the person was close enough, I would have them over and play the CD and the LP. It always turned out something like "But, why do they all say CDs sound better when they don't???".
But I have doubts about this being digital v analogue.
I've got my own rips (they call them needle-drops these days? Could never get my head around that one!) of scratchy old LPs that I play in preference to the brand-new digital-clean CD rip. Yes, they sound "better." But the source I'm listening to is still digital. ...
I also have CDs that. to my ear, have always sounded the same as the LP. They tend to be the older ones and I wonder if mastering methods have changed. But I think that... it's all in the mastering rather than the media,
I was talking about well mastered LPs compared to well mastered CDs, FWIW.
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