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Why I Still Buy Music In The Spotify Age
Of all the things that are striking in my house, the huge record collections that occupy a corner of my room is the most conspicuous. You see, I have had to collect these records for a decade now.
Even my bank accounts and shelves say it all. Indeed, Discogs estimate the worth of my collection to be a staggering $15,000. And one thing that I know is that I spend more than $50 to $200 every month on records.
In addition to that, I usually spend at least $10 each month on Spotify premium. Such subscription offers me an opportunity to access the entire collection of records on my shelves. And I do listen to all of them – I do not care whether they are analog or digital.
Perhaps, you might wonder why I spend money on these outdated mediums instead of utilizing great products on my Spotify account. Here is why I treasure such collection of records.
First, having a record gives me that connection that I need to music itself. And the thing is, vinyl offers such a physical experience that you need. Records have music that is carved into them. In fact, you can hear the music itself coming out of the record itself, especially when your stereo is off.
In addition to that, the record has the potential to carry so much music on one side. Typically, an ordinary vinyl record has the potential to hold at least 22 minutes of sound. If you have to keep on listening to the music, you may need to walk to the record player and flip it over. Turntables are not portable, you may have to be where the record is – and that is what brings the sense of connection.
The sound may not offer you much convenience. You need to pay close attention to the music. Personally, I’m more engaged when listening to my records than when listening to Spotify on my car.
It can be awesome listening to the records. There is something that is unique when it comes to playing records on the turntables that has great styles. And more essentially, you get immense satisfaction when you have to flip through a collection of records to find the type that you want – unlike what you call the search bar on your Spotify.
And this is my personal opinion: I know that a sizeable collection of records can do amazingly as far as your credibility. I have become some music guru in my circles, something that gives me a high self-esteem. In fact, I have had to express great affirmations to myself: “you are valuable,” “you are loved,” “and you have a remarkable record collection.