Monday, August 15

Tag: Records

For The Record: Is Vinyl Back To Stay?
Culture & Literature, Music

For The Record: Is Vinyl Back To Stay?

In the not-so-distant future, our children will be jealous beyond belief of our VHS videos and the battered cassette tapes we find in the attic. It's not as bizarre as it may seem. With the surprise resurrection of vinyl, and record sales rising swiftly from the horizon, the ancient relics of our parents' teenage rebellion years are now selling for far more than they were originally worth. The quirky, counter-culture markets of Portobello Road and Spitalfields in London are now dominated by typewriters and polaroid cameras, while indie fashion trends are subtly creeping their way back into mainstream life. How have those retro devices suddenly surged in popularity in our hyper-technological and interconnected era? 'The Guardian' reports that sales are at an 18-year high, which make u...