Vinyl Pursuit – Used Record Shopping without the Nasty Surprises?

Marc HenshallReviews4 Comments

Buying used vinyl records online is fraught with potential problems; from inaccurate condition grading to the hassle of cleaning each record when it arrives, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Vinyl Pursuit, a new service based in Canada, is on a mission to change that with its new premium online used record store. Unlike most used vinyl purchased online, … Read More

New GrooveGuard Record Sleeves Review – MoFi Killer?

Marc HenshallUncategorized2 Comments

GrooveWasher have a solid reputation for producing extremely effective record cleaning products, but do their new record sleeves live up to expectations?  I’ve been using GrooveWasher recording cleaning fluid (both G2 and G3 formulas) as my go-to formula for many years now.  Not only do I find their products to be among the most effective we’ve tested, but they’re also … Read More

Best Albums to Own On Vinyl – 30 Essential Records Every Collector Should Own

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry, New to Vinyl23 Comments

Compiling a list of the best albums to own on vinyl is no small task. There’s a staggering amount of music history to consider, and at the end of the day, you could ask ten different people and get ten completely different lists. But I can conclude one thing for certain: there’s no better way own music than the beautiful canvas of … Read More

VinylBox Subscription Review – An Eclectic Service for Budding Record Enthusiasts

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Vinyl record subscription services continue to grow in popularity. They’re a fantastic way to grow your collection, discover new music, and broaden your musical horizon. At Sound Matters, we’ve reviewed a wide range of vinyl record subscription services available in North America, the UK, and the EU.  Each service offers a unique approach, with some focusing on specific genres and … Read More

Record Player Sounds Distorted? Here’s How to Fix It

Marc HenshallNew to Vinyl, Vinyl 1011 Comment

When vinyl records are at their best, I wholeheartedly believe it’s the best way to enjoy music. As with any physical media, though, there are several reasons why they might not perform at their best. If your record player or turntable sounds distorted, there’s a good chance the reason falls into one of the following categories on this page.  So … Read More

How to Clean Old Vinyl Records – Top Tips: Bring Your Collection Back to Life

Marc HenshallCleaning Vinyl3 Comments

So you’ve hit the record store and come back with a hoard of classic old vinyl records. ….Or, perhaps you’ve inherited or recently received a box of records and you’re excited to dive in.  You flick through the collection, select a record, and gently place it on your turntable.  As the stylus lowers and makes contact with the groove, you’re … Read More

Nine Classic Album Covers and What Makes them Great

Marc HenshallClassic Albums, Culture & Industry15 Comments

For any vinyl collector, a considerable part of the appeal and experience is the artwork. In many cases, album covers are classic art pieces in their own right and a significant contributor to pop culture. Countless classic album covers are instantly recognizable; they transcend generational boundaries and form part of our collective identity as a society. In some case, they … Read More