A Vinyl Comeback With Students?

January 5, 2015

Many students appear inseparable from their digital devices. But USA Today reported that the hot way for students to enjoy music is not Spotify, but old-school vinyl. An article quoted students at a number of campuses enjoying not only the sound quality but also the focus of an entire record, as opposed to the constant shuffle that digital musical providers offer. One quote: “It’s so easy to hit shuffle on your iPod or put your phone on your favorite Pandora station as you walk around. With vinyl, playing music takes time and focus. The act of picking an album to listen to takes thought. You have to analyze your mood and emotions to select the appropriate one. Carefully putting the needle onto the record takes patience and precision, two things we all must learn. It’s like meditation.”

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