Vinyl records outsell CDs for the first time since 1987
The last time vinyl was on top, Jem dolls and Spuds MacKenzie were all the rage.
Do you have a record player that you still use? Do you find putting the needle on a record so much more satisfying than pressing "play" on a CD player? If so, you're in good company, since for the first time in decades, vinyl has come out on top.
The Recording Industry Association of America released their 2022 year-end report and announced that for the sixteenth year in a row vinyl revenue has continued to climb — and they just hit an important milestone.
After a year of 17% growth in vinyl sales, the old-school music format has overtaken CD sales for the first time since New Coke was on the shelves. In 2022, vinyl accounted for a massive 71% in physical format sales.
According to the report, a whopping 41 million units of vinyl were sold last year.
Mitch Glazer, Chairman and CEO of the RIAA, said "Music lovers clearly can’t get enough of the high-quality sound and tangible connection to artists vinyl delivers and labels have squarely met that demand with a steady stream of exclusives, special reissues, and beautifully crafted packages and discs."
If you want to catch the vinyl wave, you can find record players and classic vinyl albums in the MeTV Mall.
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Do people still read novels? I hope so.
And yeah, Basil Rathbone is okay I guess as Sherlock, but I just can’t hack watching Nigel Bruce as Watson. Just can’t stand to see Holmes’ friend and colleague being made into an idiot. 😐
I just recently discovered the Jeremy Brett tv series on YouTube a couple months ago and started binge-watching and I’ll have to say he’s the best portrayal of Sherlock Holmes I’ve ever seen.
Oh and on the last thing you said, about Holmes’ cocaine addiction, before I started reading the stories, I knew it was common knowledge about Sherlock Holmes being a Cocaine addict, but I just assumed because of Victorian properness or something that it was just laid between the lines or something, so I was quite surprised when I read “The Sign Of Four” and discovered it starts out with a detailed description of Holmes…err…injecting himself with the stuff. 😝 (I guess it’s even funnier because at the time I started reading it just for school, and that was not the kind of thing I expected the school to have me read lol)
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I very much enjoy the film, "Murder by Decree."
In the original tales, Holmes comes off an eccentric. Only Brett captures that eccentricity.
Re. the stories: I have always liked the two characters and the world they inhabit, most about the stories. They are rather cool adventure stories.
Ditto on Brett capturing the eccentricity. (Benedict Cumberbatch comes close in BBC’s “Sherlock” but that’s a different story)
Definitely agree with you on the characters and the world they inhabit. The more I read about them, the more they become more like friends than just characters. I guess that sounds silly and sorry about the loooong novel of comment but when I get started talking (especially about this) I can’t stop 😆.
BLANK VHS TAPES AND VCR /DVD
COMBOS and Vcrs that transfer vhs tapes to DVds and dvd recorders.
Other than vintage LP collectors, I don't know *anyone* who's coughing up 30 bucks for those platters...
Thank you MeTV for including the link " 2022 year-end report " in pdf form- a nice add to the article.
Nice to hear Vinyl Records are still being produced.
The sound quality issue reached its peak in the 1970s during the gas crisis of that era.
Many phonograph records were reclaimed and recycled, but often time they were ground up along with their paper labels, which created a '78-rpm-like' surface noise.
In the 1950s and early 1960s, budget record labels used cheaper-grade vinyl pellets, which also enhanced surface noise. The thinner LPs that RCA tried in the 1970s were more prone to warpage and distortion.
The trumpeting of "180 gram vinyl' nowadays is just a marketing ploy. 180 gram was the *normal* weight of LPs in the 1950s, until record companies discovered they could reduce the weight of albums slightly and get more yield from their vinyl compound.
Many record companies made their 45 rpm records from injection-molded styrene. These records were more breakable, damaged more easily and wore out quicker than vinyl pressings. If you played a styrene 45 too often, you'd end up with "hiss" or "burn" in your playback...
Ironically, both vinyl and styrene are considered carcinogenic when used in food packaging. If you've ever been inside a Harbor Freight Tools store and smelled a strong odor, that's usually the low-grade polyvinyl chloride used in China with no stabilizers. That type of vinyl can migrate and also cause health hazards. Even the "new car smell" we used to love as kids was us breathing in PVC fumes...