In the age of the iTunes Store, mp3s, and the iPod, why should we even care about vinyl records or record players? In fact, many kids under 20 haven’t even seen a turntable before. The truth is there’s a lot of music that doesn’t exist in digital form or even on CD.

Rescuing Music From Obscurity

The people who collect vinyl records don’t just buy music, they rescue it from obscurity. These vinyl junkies go ‘elbow deep’ into discount bins and scour garage sales for rare record finds. It may be unintentional on their part, but their efforts to spin the black circle are keeping discontinued recordings from becoming extinct.

Why Vinyl Diggers Search For Vinyl Records

Guardian reporter Dorian Lynskey delves into the dusty underground world of the ‘vinyl diggers.’