Exploring Jazz, Soul and Blues with VMP Classics

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Like many music fans, I started my earlier personal music journey with a relatively fixed idea of what I did and didn’t like. I was raised (mostly) on 60s and 70s rock, and this undoubtedly shaped my early adolescent music choices.  In our formative years, it’s easy to fall into a music scene and feel fixed within it. After all, … Read More

Top Vinyl Record Accessories Every Enthusiast Should Own

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One great aspect of vinyl record collecting is the countless improvements and upgrades you can make to build and improve on any setup. No matter how much you spent on your deck, there are numerous vinyl accessories that can make a significant difference to your Hi-Fi experience.  Some vinyl accessories are essential if you want your records to last a … Read More

Best Headphones for Vinyl Records

Marc HenshallNew to Vinyl, Reviews, Uncategorized8 Comments

For most of us, speakers are the most common choice for vinyl playback. Speakers allow you to fill the room, generate an atmosphere and share the musical experience with friends and family. There are times, though, where a set of great headphones and a more private listening experience is advantageous, or perhaps (if you live with housemates or close-contact neighbors), … Read More

Spring Giveaway: Win a GrooveWasher Record Cleaning Kit & Twelve Inch Vinyl Wall Displays

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We’ve teamed up with our partners GrooveWasher and Twelve Inch to give you a chance of winning a Mondo Record Cleaning Kit and two Twelve Inch magnetic vinyl wall displays.  Here’s a summary of both products that could be heading directly to your listening space very soon! GrooveWasher Mondo The Mondo bundle is GrooveWasher’s top-of-the-line care package and comes complete … Read More

Does Vinyl Really Sound Better than CD?

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This blog (when I have time to update it during my downtime working for Shure in the UK) is fast becoming focused on the resurgence of vinyl. So far, I’ve covered vinyls potential in the changing face of music retail, and I also went on to describe the benefits of vinyl in the well-documented loudness war. Taking this into consideration, I thought it … Read More

Independent Film Documents the Rise, Fall, & Rebirth of Record Stores

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While we’re on the topic of vinyl… A new independent film has just been released documenting the rise, fall, and rebirth of independent record stores. The film entitled Last Shop Standing was released on 10th September, and features music industry leaders as well as musicians including: Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley and Clint … Read More