Getting Records in the Mail

Illustration for article titled Getting Records in the Mail

You got something you want to talk about that doesn't even come close to being video game related? Here you go. This is the open thread reserved for that kind of discussion. Welcome back to the work week, Kotaku open thread readers!


I was pleasantly surprised to receive my copy of Jim Guthrie's Sword & Sworcery LP: The Ballad of the Space Babies in the mail today. It's the first vinyl record I've purchased in many, many moons, partly because I no longer have a functioning record player. But I used to blow way too much money on everything from 5" mini-records to 12" LPs. You couldn't get The Mummies on CD back then, kids, and I had a fairly complete Man... or Astro-man? singles collection.

Good times.

Anyway! If you want to read a lot about the death of Osama bin Laden—have you heard?—here are a few links.


I hear vinyl has the best quality ever? Can someone tell me how this is possible? I don't think they play in stereo, only monaural? What about fast-forwarding and track selecting?

Unless I'm super-ignorant, besides lacking quality, digital just seems waaaaaaaaaaaay more convenient. What's the dealio?