Review Of The Top 5 Greatest Motown Albums

In thinking about the top 5 greatest Motown albums, there are just so many to pick from. One has such an amazing range of albums by such an amazing range of talent over such a long time, that it seems almost an impossible task – a Berry Gordian Knot, you might say. Fear not, though, … Read more

Reviews Of Reggae Music Albums

Reggae music is a genre with a rich history — one that has not only provided a soundtrack for social movements but has also carved a deep groove in the heart of global music culture. It’s a genre that transcends mere sound, encapsulating a philosophy, a way of life, and a powerful means of expression. … Read more

Do Vinyl Records Sound Better?

An old 78 rpm shellac record

Sound is an objective, measurable quantity. But it is also a quality and as such is much more subjective. Accordingly, the question “Do vinyl records sound better?” has as many answers as people to whom you could pose the question. A brief history of vinyl records Initially, records weren’t ‘vinyl’ at all. They were made … Read more

How to build your vinyl records collection

a box full of LPs

When I first started buying vinyl records, it did not occur to me that I was building a collection. To be honest, I was more interested in building a stamp collection than building a vinyl records collection. I read all that there was about stamps. I joined the stamp club at school. I had countless … Read more

How are vinyl records made?

run out area of a Police record

Have you ever wondered, “How are vinyl records made?” Well, let me tell you. Firstly, of course, the music has to be recorded. Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? But without a performance of some description, there can be no record for you to take home and play on your turntable. After recording, the performance is mixed … Read more

How to grade vinyl records

a pile of US style 7 inch singles with a large spindle hole

You have a fine collection of 7-inch singles, some are quite rare and might be worth some money. You need some ready cash. You don’t want to sell them but needs must. Before you even think about putting them up for sale, you need to know how to grade vinyl records. You see, the thing … Read more

Where can I find vinyl records?

people browsing a record store

Back in the heyday of vinyl records, the question “Where can I find vinyl records?” would not have been on everyone’s lips. Records stores (or shops) were ubiquitous. Turn around any street corner and you would likely have found one. So let’s start there in our quest for the answer to the question “Where can … Read more

What can you do with old vinyl records?

a broken record with a chunk missing

You may have thought this website was all about the joy of listening to vinyl records.  You may, therefore, colour yourself surprised to find an article called “What can you do with old vinyl records?” First, let me put your mind at rest. I do not advocate doing anything other than playing, listening to and … Read more

I love vinyl records

As Paul McCartney once said, “There’s nothing as glamorous to me as a record store.” So, I guess that Paul loves vinyl records. But here’s what I think. Hint: I love vinyl records too 😉 They are pieces of art I remember buying U2’s The Unforgettable Fire. It represented a large outlay at the time – … Read more

Vintage 45 rpm records

vintage 45 rpm records

What of the term ‘vintage’? Vintage is a term bandied around by all sorts of groups of collectors. For example, in the case of cars, a vintage car was one built in a very narrow range of years. Of course, the term is most often and perhaps most memorably used in the context of wine. … Read more