Vinyl Records

20 Best Vinyl Record Shops in London

With music app downloads skyrocketing over the past years, you’d think they have overtaken the music industry. And true enough, vinyl has taken quite a hit. However, against all odds, it seems that because vinyl shops offer a much more immersive musical experience, they continue to thrive despite many setbacks. Here are 20 of the…

8 Best Vinyl Record Stores in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, the music-making capital of the United States, boasts plenty of places to buy all kinds of music records — from the latest and greatest to rare, vintage finds. However, there are so many of them that it can be difficult to decide where to find a place that’ll provide consistently high-quality discs and…

Chicago

13 Best Vinyl Record Stores in Chicago

Chicago has given us a lot of great music. The city can claim Wilco, Kanye, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Warren Zevon, to name a tiny fraction of their talent. Unsurprisingly, Chicago is crawling with vinyl stores. The Windy City has a vibrant vinyl culture, rife with unusual, eclectic stores-too many to visit in one trip. …

Is Vinyl and LP the Same? Let’s Find Out!

I was born in the 70s. Growing up, I owned a lot of records, making certain to drive my parents crazy with loud music they didn’t understand. Some of these records were LP; all of them were vinyl. Vinyl and LP aren’t quite the same. Vinyl refers to the material used to make records (those…

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The 12 Best Places To Buy Used Vinyl Records Online

Vinyl is back. A new era of vinyl records is taking shape and for some, it’s a whole new way of listening to music. Whether you’re looking for a gift or want to upgrade your collection, there are many places on the web where you can buy used vinyl records from sellers all over the…

45 RPM adapter

What Is a 45 RPM Adapter? Let’s Find Out

If you’re interested in vinyl records, you may have encountered the term ‘45 RPM adapter’. Knowing what it is is essential because you might need to use one when playing records. So what exactly is a 45 RPM adapter? A 45 RPM adapter is a device you place in the hole of a record, so…

How To Frame and Hang Your Vinyl Records on a Wall

Vinyl records are special to music lovers as they offer superior quality and experience of sound. For many, though, the artwork on the large sleeve covers is as valuable as the album it houses. Whether you want to preserve your records or transform a blank wall, there are many ways to display your favorite vinyl…

Top 15 Classical Music Albums To Own on Vinyl

Classical music is a great way to destress, get better sleep, and focus. Blending good classical music into your everyday life will bring you one step closer to the mental health benefits that come with the genre, and one way to go about doing this is to start adding some classical albums to your vinyl…

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Best Jazz Records on Vinyl: 13 Albums You Should Own on Vinyl

With vinyl records more popular now than ever, it can be challenging to narrow down the options out there. It isn’t easy to make decisions when it comes to purchasing albums on vinyl because there are just so many albums to choose from- especially in the jazz genre. That’s why I’ve created a list of…

The 15 Best Vinyl Records of the ’80s

Music is subjective: what we enjoy is deeply rooted in our personality, sense of taste, and developmental years. But some albums are undisputed masterpieces, even if you aren’t a fan of the genre. When played on vinyl, they have a classic sound that can make even those not born in the decade nostalgic for a…