Vinyl records have made quite the comeback in the last decade, captivating listeners both young and old. 

The number of songs and artists available on Vinyl is incredible, and the selection seems to grow yearly.

The vinyl revival reached a noteworthy milestone last year, surpassing CD sales in volume and revenue.

In 2019 alone, a remarkable 1.243 million vinyl records were sold, according to Music Times, amounting to a staggering $224 million in value.

The sales marked a significant shift, breaking the 33-year dominance of digital discs over the classic gramophone record.

Amidst the prevailing dominance of other music mediums, such as CDs and streaming platforms like Spotify, iTunes, and Tidal, vinyl albums have reclaimed their place in the limelight.

Reasons for the Vinyl resurgence

The Sound

The allure lies in vinyl's analog resonance.

This auditory experience surpasses its digital counterparts, with music and vocals embodying a profound authenticity lacking in digital formats.

Unlike compressed files to fit into portable devices or streaming platforms, vinyl's quality remains unscathed.

Diverse Audiophiles

Surprisingly, over 70 percent of album buyers are under 35, potentially influenced by their parents' inclination towards vinyl over CDs.

Yet, the ranks of vinyl collectors who've never relinquished their records also remain robust, with 27 percent coming from the 36-and-above age group.

For them, revisiting familiar tunes resurrects cherished memories of youth.

Tangible Connection

Physically holding an album with meticulously crafted cover designs evokes a distinct sense of gratification.

These tangible attributes underscore the vinyl's intrinsic value.

The Vinyl Journey

Imagine entering a record store filled with anticipation, unsure of the treasures you might uncover.

Purchasing a record is an experience—hours immersed in perusing stacks, the covers rekindling cherished memories, engaging in conversations with fellow enthusiasts, and forging connections.

Intrinsic Value

While a vinyl record costs nearly triple that of a CD, its value appreciates over time, contingent on the artist and the record's condition.

Classic albums by legends like Queen, The Beatles, and Elvis Presley, repressed for contemporary audiences, command substantially higher prices.

Final Thoughts

Though vinyl albums trace their roots back to their inception in 1930, they've weathered periods of obscurity to stand resilient today.

The era of LPs might have experienced lulls, yet they're unequivocally here to remain, forging an enduring connection between generations through their timeless charm.

12 Valuable Vinyl Records To Keep An Eye Out For

Vinyl records are hot once again and there are many of the classics that are worth a lot of money. Mighty John the Record Guy is one of the nation's top experts on vinyl records from, and he has a list of 12 records from the Pop, Rock and Roll and even the pre-war Blues era, that are worth a lot of money to kick off 2022. Check this list carefully because you might have one of these records in your attic. Record values are subject to change and are mostly based on the quality of the record. It's also almost always important to have the record picture sleeve, if applicable.

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