Vinyl

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‘My friends call me the BlackBerry queen!’ Meet the people clinging on to old tech – from faxes to VCRs
You can keep your iPhones, emails and streaming videos. Aren from London, Lisa from St Louis and Billy from Wigan are quite happy with old-fashioned alternatives. And there are plenty more where they came from

Lizzie Cernik

23, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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From vinyl to streaming: music writers on how they consumed the Top 40
Crying over the Spice Girls, recording off the radio and raging against the sales machine: our writers recount how they consumed the singles chart

Alex Needham, Alexis Petridis, Laura Barton, Laura Snapes, Tayyab Amin and Sophie Walker

18, Nov, 2022 @2:30 PM

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On my radar: Kayo Chingonyi’s cultural highlights
The award-winning poet on his favourite New York record store, the mindfulness of taking photos on film cameras, Ann Patchett’s captivating essays and the lyrical appeal of Medellín

Kayo Chingonyi

20, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Mo Ostin, US record exec who signed Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, dies aged 95
Headhunted by Frank Sinatra, the head of Warner/Reprise oversaw classic releases by the likes of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Prince

Laura Snapes

02, Aug, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Vinyl fantasy: how gamers fell in love with records
Gaming albums have been steadily rising in popularity since the early 2010s. Players and creators explain why

Keith Stuart

25, Jul, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Bob Dylan’s £1.5m Blowin’ in the Wind vinyl is a bespoke insult to pop music
This ultra-elitist one-off auction item not only flies in the face of the genre – but runs counter to the spirit of the song itself

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Jul, 2022 @10:29 AM

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Plea after ‘irreplaceable’ records accidentally sold at Derbyshire car boot sale
Relative mistakenly sold ‘shocked and horrified’ Buxton woman’s inherited vinyls for less than £1 each

Miranda Bryant

25, Jun, 2022 @6:06 PM

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I love an LP, but spare me the Vinyl Snob going on like a broken record | Barbara Ellen
Just what is it about a day celebrating music stores that sets off those who fetishise format over pleasure?

Barbara Ellen

24, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Canals, charcuterie and beer: the weird ways record shops are staying afloat
This weekend’s Record Store Day will give indie shops a cash boost – but it’s not enough. UK shopkeepers explain why they’re diversifying to survive

Joe Muggs

22, Apr, 2022 @11:21 AM

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Physical media is a gift that keeps being given | David Mitchell
Streaming was supposed to kill off vinyl and CDs. Not a bit of it

David Mitchell

20, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Listen here: you can’t rely on music streaming. Maybe it’s time to dig out your old CDs | Larry Ryan
The Neil Young row hinted at the precariousness of relying on Spotify et al. Could the casual CD become cool again, asks writer Larry Ryan

Larry Ryan

23, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Record Store Day is harming, not helping, independent music shops like mine
Supply chain chaos and a worldwide vinyl shortage means the annual event that once saved record shops from extinction has lost its way

Rupert Morrison

17, Feb, 2022 @8:52 AM

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