Beware the Vinyl Bubble

[Spring Guide 2014]

"Due to digital sourcing and bad pressings, almost no new music is worth buying on vinyl -- they're just big, crackly sounding CDs," says veteran reissue producer Andy Zax. "All survivors of the 1980s' 'CDs good! Vinyl bad!' groupthink should view 2014's 'Vinyl good! CDs bad!' mindset with equivalent skepticism."

Given the event's obvious popularity, though, perhaps it is time for Record Store Day (or the labels feeding it releases) to pluralize the event into more populist, less blood-pressure-increasing gatherings. Record Store Day's Black Friday events are disqualified for obvious reasons. Until then, collectors of Zax's persuasion might simply want to save money for less frenetic events, like the annual WFMU Record Fair (May 30-June 1 at the 69th Regiment Armory), and spend time visiting with their friendly local record store clerks on days when it's less crazy.

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