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 been acquiring these amazing products for ten years now.
Even my bank accounts and shelves say it all. In fact, according to Discogs account, the worth of all collections that I have is more estimated to be $15,000. I would say that I may be spending around $50 to $200 each month on records alone.
In addition to that, I usually spend at least $10 each month on Spotify premium. Such a subscription allows me to take advantage of the great collection of the records that are available on the 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Perhaps, you might wonder why I spend money on these outdated mediums instead of utilizing great products on my Spotify account.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 such vinyl records offer singular and physical experience. Records have music that is carved into them. Indeed, if you are keen, you can always hear the music coming out of the record, especially when the record is not on.
What is more, the record can 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 aren’t portable, and so you may need to be near your record player – and that is what brings about the sense of connectedness.
You may not find it an easy thing to figure out what the player says. You need to ensure that you are very keen on the music. For me, I feel that I’m more engaged when listening on my records than when listening on the Spotify on my car.
It can be awesome listening to the records. There is an amazing feeling that comes with the aesthetics of the turntables. And more essentially, there is a great sense of satisfaction when you have to flip through the many records and locate the type that you want – unlike the search bar on your Spotify.
Here is the thing: a sizeable record collection can offer you exceptional credibility so to speak. 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.