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Wax.fm Catalogs Current and Historical Vinyl Record Offerings

Wax.fm Catalogs Current and Historical Vinyl Record OfferingsWax.fm Catalogs Current and Historical Vinyl Record OfferingsIf you’re a fan of keeping your music old school and vinyl, you’ll want to check out wax.fm, a site focused on cataloging vinyl records old and new and helping you find places to buy them.

At wax.fm you’ll find indexes of vinyl records by artist, the most popular current releases, and an index of record stores to help you find local places to buy new and old vinyl. The “Vinyl Is Back!” section is a running list of current news articles about the resurgence of vinyl and quite an interesting read if you’re unfamiliar with the renewed interest in vinyl records.

Visit the link below to start browsing records or share your favorite vinyl-centric site in the comments.

Send an email to Jason Fitzpatrick, the author of this post, at jason@lifehacker.com.

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There is already a site that does this: [www.discogs.com]

but hey, the more, the merrier. Reply

why is it not vinyl.fm instead of wax?

This year while doing my taxes I put on a vinyl recording of Mahler’s fifth. I forgot how good vinyl sounds after listening to mp3s for so long Reply

Well I guess this won’t win me many friends. Imo, what was or is good about the vinyl album, are the things that came with it, the art, the liner notes, the pictures. What’s bad, is the disk itself. I think there were good sound reasons for the CD taking over when it did.

I don’t think anything ever really comes back. You can have revivals, renaissances, whatever you want to call them. But if vinyl somehow became big or de facto again, people would once more get tired of the rice crispy sound, especially after the third play or so.

Like I said, there were good reasons for vinyl being replaced by CDs. If there weren’t, we’d still have vinyl as the mainstay format. I still think digital is the way to keep going. It needn’t be mp3 or even CD or Flac for that matter. I just don’t think we should revert to something that had its day and then was replaced.

Also, I question the motives for any talk of a vinyl comeback. Because they sound a bit like romanticism and the yearnings of aging yuppies and middle-aged gen-x’ers. Lots of time and lots of revision can soften up memories so that most anything from the past can have more charm than it did when it was current.

Older people want their youth to come back. And the young are charmed in a different way, the novalty and coolness factor.

I think what I mean is that I want my music to stay quiet, no matter how many times I play it. Reply

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