I’ve been lucky enough to have the privilege of owning a record player. I’m very excited about it. I never grew up on vinyl, I grew up on CDs, and eventually digital music files. CDs may as well be shoved into the category. Even though a CD is physical, it does not feel, or sound, physical at all. In many senses, it seems a waste to even buy one. Unlike vinyl, they scratch much easier, and become unusable almost instantly. When it comes to digital audio files, the only advantage is accessibility. You can transfer a file anywhere. Vinyl is the ultimate experience though. With each crackle, every song comes to life. The whole thing is a process. It makes listening to music an event to enjoy. It is physical. Real. To me, I can sense each album has a soul, a temperment, a personality. Not to mention the crisp quality of the sound. The best part is anyone listening to their album will have a unique listening experience. The own personal crackles of their own record player. That is what digital audio files can never capture. But without them, music would only be an occasional event. They are necessary, but far from being the preferred medium.