I didn't grow up listening to vinyl. My dad was all about the CD revolution. But in high school, I got the bug. One of my friends had a retro turntable and a small collection of awesome albums, and the first time I heard Led Zeppelin blasted over the turntable's wimpy built-in speakers (complete with some background noise and the occasional pop), I was hooked. Since then, I've built up a small collection of my own (thanks for the abandoned box of 70s records, Dad!) and done my fair share of writing about and researching record players. I'm glad to see vinyl making a comeback, mostly because I think colored vinyl is extremely rad. The prizes of my collection are a bright orange record by Ra Ra Riot and a red-and-blue transparent album by The Protomen.
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- Schaffer, Dean. "Your Turntable Is Not Dead: Inside Jack White's Vinyl Record Empire." Aug. 17, 2012. (4/5/2012) http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/your-turntable-is-not-dead-inside-jack-whites-vinyl-record-empire/
- Soh, June. "Vinyl Records Making Comeback." Sept. 3, 2011. (4/8/2012) http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Vinyl-Records-Make-a-Comeback-129182088.html