I've always had a fascination with record players. It probably started when I was a kid and used to flip through my parents' seemingly endless collection of vinyl — until one of them caught me, of course. Now, it appears vinyl record albums and turntables are making a comeback. New record players are helping to reinvigorate the demand, since many plug into computers to digitize songs and albums, and now the "iPod generation" is starting to discover the joys of vinyl.
In my opinion, there's no match for the sound produced by a vinyl record, even if it's not the sharpest and clearest way to listen to a song. And some of my favorite bands (Lady Gaga, anyone?) have released new albums on vinyl.