From being all-popular in the era gone by to almost dead and dusted in 1991 and then a strange, but well-deserved, resurrection in 2007, Vinyl has indeed come full circle.
And guess who’s pushing turntables back into the mainstream?
Surprise, surprise, it’s the millennial (or the Gen Y) and not baby boomers!
Yup, that’s true. According to a recent survey, almost 50% of vinyl records’ buyers are young adults.
If you have not ever had any vinyl experience and wondering why there’s so much fuss about something that your dad and your dad’s dad enjoyed, then you are in for a big surprise.
Vinyl records not only are pretty to hold, but they also sound so damn great. Once you listen to it, you’d want more and more.
Vinyl Comeback is Not Just a Fad
Many say the renewed interest in Vinyl is just a phase, but they don’t know what they are talking about.
After staying in oblivion for a decade and a half, Vinyl staged a surprising comeback in 2007. And the interest in Vinyl has only gotten stronger every year after that, a claim well backed by data.
As per Nielsen Music, Vinyl sales in America improved for the twelfth straight year in 2017.
So Vinyl’s come back is for real, and it is here to stay, which is a welcoming piece of news for all music lovers who want to own their favorite music in form of a physical product and not only access it at a push of a button.
Why Vinyl is Popular Again?
A wise man once said that everything old will become new again. This is particularly true for Vinyl.
With that said, the renewed interest in Vinyl is genuine, not just skin-deep—and for good reasons.
Let’s look at some of the compelling reasons behind Vinyl’s impressive and, more importantly, lasting comeback.
- It’s personal
Streaming music is all about instant gratification and accessing something you want to listen to. Vinyl records, on the other hand, are personal. They are physical artefacts. No streaming device can replicate the sound or feel of a physical product like Vinyl records.
- Great sound
Undeniably the real appeal of vinyl records is in the sound. With records, music sounds so much more real and vivid, and voices sound more human.
- Great customised gift items
There’s much more to old vinyl records than just music—they can be turned into great gift items with customised artwork! From customised vinyl wall clock to impressive wall arts, repurposed vinyl records are simply a pleasure to own and gift. The choices are limitless and you can also have custom wall art done of someone you love (if you are gifting it to someone) or yourself (if you are buying for yourself). They make for an amazing personalised gift and are equally suitable for individuals and business owners who want to gift something unique to people who matter in their lives.
As a matter of fact, many people who buy vinyl don’t even own a turntable—they use it purely for decorative purpose. This is exactly what a survey done in 2016 found. The survey reported that many youngsters purchase repurposed vinyl as an expression of identity. (That is, as a decorative item.)
You can purchase repurposed vinyl records at reasonable prices at our online store. What sets us apart from others is that we use only unsellable vinyl records. We, just like you, love vinyl and would never destroy a playable vinyl record for anything in the world.
All repurposed vinyl records in our store are unsellable records, so that they can live amongst you as decorative pieces long after they have become unplayable.