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Five Things a Record Can Do That an MP3 Cannot

Should any instance occur in which your musical taste assists in getting you laid, chances are very slim that an MP3 collection would be the responsible format.

MP3s make a vacant effort to fill moments of silence with careless noise. The day has come where Pandora picks the soundtracks to our lives based on algorithms formulated by choosing just one song (choose wisely!). These are the days of Spotify playlist, filled with the intangible and elusive MP3s.

Lucky for us, we also live in a time of revival, where a proud movement of music snobs have been able to quite literally turn the tables. It is in this age where the limitless and shameless demand for nostalgia and irony has moved beyond a mass of cultural critique, and brought with it the return of the record.

If ever you second guessed the time and effort involved in building your record collection, here are five things to reassure you that you've invested wisely.

See also:

- SLIDESHOW: Record Store Day 2012 at Radio-Active Records

- Suede Dudes on Record Store Day: "CDs Just Aren't Cool," But Vinyl Is "the Total Package"

- Five Things We're Most Looking Forward to at Radio-Active Records' 2013 Record Store Day

- Jacuzzi Boys Audio Tour of Record Collection Favorites for Record Store Day 2013

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