Records & Record Players Making a Comeback

Mireya Curiel

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When people think of records, they might think of the 1950s-1980s, but records have been making a comeback. Today many people have taken interest into vintage styles and go to thrift stores to shop or shop at stores that are inspired by vintage styles. Their interests include music; one of old-fashioned ways of listening to music is through records.

“I see a lot of people listening to records now and posting pictures of their records,” said junior Alyssa Haro.

Not only has the method of listening to music on record players been coming back, but people’s taste in music has changed as well. Along with the vintage looks, music from the 1960s-1990s has been making a comeback and some of these artists’ records can be found in thrift stores or other stores.

“I prefer listening to my music through my record player because of the raw sound,” said junior Johnnie Denney.

Some students might want to also listen to today’s music on records. This is not much of a problem because many new artists include their albums on records now, not just electronically. For example, albums by Kendrick Lamar, J Cole and many other artists come in the form of records. Not only are new albums from today’s artists coming out, but stores like Urban Outfitters have been bringing back albums from artists like Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, and other classic artists from the past.

This has made the comeback of records even stronger. As more records are being produced, the more people, mainly teens, who have been collecting and buying records.

Crosley, a very well known music company, has been coming out with new record players that are being sold. Many stores, like Urban Outfitters, Barnes & Nobles, and Target, have been selling Crosley record players. Records and record players will slowly make their way back.