One of my favorite things to do on the weekend, a rainy day, a sunny day, or pretty much any day is go record shopping. To me, there’s nothing more exciting than flipping through the stacks of a used record shop looking for hidden treasures or unique finds that I’ve never heard of. Sifting through sleeve after sleeve, I never know what I’ll come across next. I’ve found some pretty amazing albums throughout the years. And, I’ve picked up a few that I had never heard of – been pleasantly surprised by a few, and not so much by some others.
As my love of collecting has grown over the years, I’ve also taken to starting a small collection of record players. Whether new or used, each one has its own features that make it a unique player. And, no matter if I’ve found an older, used machine or a brand new machine, hot off the press, I always make sure to check out the record player reviews to see what others think of them. Any glaring problems will most likely be brought up, and the best features of the turntables will be highlighted as well.
There’s nothing better to me than uncovering that amazing find at the record store. Well, of course, there’s rushing home to listen to it, which is equally, if not, better. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of sorting through stacks of records while I’m building my collection. And, I think that as more people discover the beauty of vinyl records, their popularity will only continue to grow. This is one form of music that is going to stay true to it’s original self, as the years change and as new technology comes and goes. I mean, why mess with a good thing, right?