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2020 is the first year since 1986 that vinyl surpasses CD sales. This has been quite an observable change. Record stores are popping up left and right and I’ve spotted many ads on and offline for vinyl players. In a digital world you can imagine that there is an appeal to going back to something more physical. The physicality of playing records is most likely only one reason for its revival, another could be that acoustically it gives that sweet cracklin’ and other sound characteristics that listeners yearn for. But these arguments can work just as well for playing CDs. What precisely makes vinyl so appealing?

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