Vinyl records making comeback in popularity

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Vintage is not only a style of clothes making a comeback, but it’s also happening in the world of music. Both online and store front retailers of music are seeing an interest and spike in popularity for vinyl records.

Stores like Nob Hill Music in Albuquerque, which specialize in selling new and used records, have seen more and more people requesting music on vinyl.

“The new digital sound offers a lot of convenience, a lot of portability” says Steve Schroeder, owner of Nob Hill Music. “…but the analog sound has more, the real sound of like if you went to go see a band at a bar, if you were at a concert.”

While a lot of it may have to do with preference and taste as to how some may choose to listen to their favorite artist, some record companies and bands are choosing to release digital and analog copies of new music.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, from 2011 to 2012 vinyl releases grew by 29%, but still only made up 2% of the entire product on the market. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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