Playing your music through a vinyl record player is the new wave. Well, maybe not the "new" wave, because music has been played on vinyl for over a century now. You've probably heard of the term, there's nothing new under the sun. With access to literally the entire world in the palm of our hands and in an instant, we've seemed to have lost the art of taking our time and fully enjoying our moments. The vinyl record player is a timeless and sophisticated classic. It's been said that you can tell a lot about a person by the type of music they listen to. Now the same can be said about a person by how they choose to listen to their music.
I. You'll Be Different
Because Netflix and Chill is so overplayed, chances are owning a vinyl record player with modern artists will more likely impress your female company. Fellas, you'll gain so many cool points if you can teach a woman something new, and although record players have been around for over a century, you can still make yourself look good by offering a older/different way to enjoy new music.
II. Albums Look Cooler (Album Artwork)
You'll begin to notice and appreciate album artwork again. Because vinyl albums are more tangible than digital downloads, the touch, feel, and even smell of a vinyl LP is an experience on its own. You'll find yourself strategically organizing (but without making it seem obvious) your crate collection for your guest to see, sort of like coffee table books which are great for conversation pieces.
III. The Vinyl Purchase Experience
As mentioned before, most of us have smartphones and devices equipped with music downloads and streaming services. That new Kendrick Lamar album came and you could literally buy or preorder it and at 12:00 am viola! It's instant music at your disposal. But when it comes to vinyl albums, you'll need to physically go crate digging, and that's an adventure in itself, it's like a kid being in a candy store. You meet cool and interesting people who have the same interests as you.
IV. You'll Collect Good Music Only
If you begin listening to and collecting vinyl LPs , here's a warning, this ish ain't cheap. Unlike your digital downloads, i.e. iTunes where you can cherry-pick individual songs or a whole album could cost you $10. The new vinyl album will cost you between $20 - $30. So you'll put real thought into what album you'll invest in and vibe to from start to finish.