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[–] DivineFits [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"Rollins drew a comparison between vinyl-curation sites and Netflix in its early days, which would ship people DVDs based on their previous film interests. But while Netflix was mimicking the experience of a utilitarian movie-rental store, vinyl subscription/recommendation services are trying to recreate record stores—spaces that carry far more nostalgic value. And that fervid sense of nostalgia, which is sweeping through many industries these days both inside and outside of the entertainment sector, is a lucrative thing indeed. Vinyl curation is not so different, either, to a physical version of the algorithmically powered playlists that so many people rely on nowadays."

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[–] OneNutWonder 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

For me it isn't at all about nostalgia, but about spending my money and getting something tangible. Even if you buy streaming music services, you get nothing tangible. It can be taken away regardless of how much you spent on it. Buying MP3s, CDs, Vinyl, or even cassette tapes gives you something that cannot be taken away, and in my opinion you get even more (remember CD jackets and album art?) It's the same reason I hate software as a service. You spend all this money, but in the end all you really get is nothing.

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[–] DivineFits [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I absolutely agree with you. I enjoy the tangible feeling that comes from vinyl. I also enjoy the ritual of it. There's no thought process to clicking on the iTunes playlist. Playing my records takes shuffling through my collection, opening the liner notes, it's a participation event.