Hey, Anyone here still listen to those huge black (most of the time) CDs that old people listen to? They are wIKkD sWEeT! I got a record player a while back (I had one before and it broke) so I've got back into listening to records. I don't do it for cool punk rock reasons (which I don't get I've got a friend who collects vinyl even of CDs he has.) - Vinyl is usually cheaper - You can get some rare stuff - In my case, I can swipe vinyl from my dad due to his lack of record player. It's really cool, I'm getting to listen to the music my dad grew up on, literally. I dig the fact that I can tell the albums he played to death, the covers are beat, the grooves are wore down. Plus, I'm getting exposed to some new bands (well, new to me ) and bands I knew, but only "classic hits" from them. On that note: BLUE OYSTER CULT KICKS ASS! Screw Don't Fear the Reaper 17 times before judo kicking it in it's pointy head that has been wore down to a disgusting little nub that shall now be used to mop the poop deck. They are incredible. Also, if anyone has heard Metallica's cover of Astronomy (which I loved... until I heard the original), BOC's version buries it... very powerful. Also, I gotta give it up to Marley's Ghost. I was cruising dad's vinyls and I came across... his avatar. Yep Gentle Giant. Scariest Album cover ever! It's not that creepy in your avatar, but when it's as big as a vinyl cover and carrying the band... it starts messing with your head. Very cool/mellow/quirky ( ) / strange. I can dig, man. So who here (young/old/in between) still listens to vinyl?