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More music fans are turning, returning to vinyl

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The Dispatch wrote More music fans are turning, returning to vinyl records

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

BY AARON BECK

If you had called Kyle Siegrist a genius a few years ago, he would have thanked you, then called you a fool. Five years after the audiophile opened Lost Weekend Records in Clintonville — where 90 percent of the 10,000 titles are on vinyl — he resembles a soothsayer.

The rise of MP3 players and digital downloads might be killing compact discs, but it’s having the opposite effect on records.

Last year, record sales rose to their highest level since 2004 — driven by fans passionate about sound quality and the desire to hold and peruse something beyond a file number in an MP3 player.

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