Music: While CD Sales Droop, Vinyl Abides

The World

Let the holiday shopping season begin! With the explosion of intangible mp3s, music may have lost its luster as a nice Christmas gift. But it looks like music might have a savior in the form of an old friend: good old reliable vinyl. That’s right, scratch-prone black platters are making a comeback. But why has vinyl returned from certain extinction to a cool way to listen to music? Steven Hyden, staff writer for The Onion’s AV Club and contributing writer to their new book, “Inventory,” answers why. And Will Welch, associate editor for GQ, give his ideas for holiday music gifts to consider – including box sets of AC/DC, Factory Records, Miles Davis, and more.

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