Vinyl is deader than a doorknob.. and whatever is happening now is just a form of coolness for hipsters and sound for audiophiles. But it had a long run: say 1925 – 1983. In 1983 CDs replaced the format. CDs went from 1983 – 2001 and mp3s 2001 – 2011.
At some point this decade, mp3s and CDs will be gone and streaming will be the music de jour.
As much as I don't miss the cumbersom pain in the ass that was vinyl (CDs even less), he kicked 8 Tracks and cassettes butts and remained somewhat stable since June 21st, 1948. That would be the 33 and a 1/3 revolutions perminute with a stabilized needle on top and speakers to amplify the sounds, as created by Columbia A year later the 45 RPM (ergo: the 5 minute per sider) and for awhile they fought for supremeacy till it was disvcovered they worked best in tandem. First the single as a taste for the Long Player.
Essentially, that hasn't changed at all whatever the format for deliveruing recorded music…
i was discussing Elton John's Goodbye Yellowbrick Road with Helen Bach a little while ago, which leads us to packaging, and which leads us to another reason to miss vinyl, another way in which the buying music experience is so different today. There is no there there
In the end, much more than CDs 80 minute length, 44 minutes for a single concentrated musical vision, was a perfect length. As the formats have caused both contractions (ITunes is perfect for single song purchases) and expansions (Streaming is great for huge amounts of music listened to cheaply), it hasn't really beaten the 40 minute album.
Will you still love vinyl now its 64?
Not in any meaningful sense. I vastly prefer Spotify to any format for music distribution EVER…
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Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – December 1980 (Volume 12, Number 7)
Boy Howdy! did Susan Whitall put together a solid team of writers
its own glammy road not travelled
“This was his best performance ever.”
his best song since “I Will See You In Far Off Places”
expected series of punk veterans
I have this thing where I get older but just never wiser
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1980 (Volume 12, Number 6)
an almost indefinable purity