I chuckled when I read the recent email from Scott about the sale going on in Octave records. They have Vinyls on sale. Records are records. Though they are pressed on Vinyl. One Vinyl record may be called a Vinyl but multiple Vinyl records are still only called Vinyl. They are not Vinyls. That is a term that has recently came about with the interest in playing records again.
To me they have always been records. When I hear “I got a vinyl” I cringe a little
Me too. It comes from those who never grew up playing records! I have been doing that since I was three years old come July that will be 70 years!
(Happy very early 70th!)
… wait… 73rd
Record(s). Plain and simple.
Perhaps “vinyl” is meant for hipsters.
…not that being a hipster is a bad thing.
I am actually very happy that the “youngins” are into records - truly, that pleases me to no end. But I still cringe at “vinyls”
I like it when people call records LPs.
I realize LP is limiting but it just sounds cool.
LP’s - that was my Dad. Sometimes he’d say record, but mostly LP.
I wonder how many people who call them LPs know what LP means?
Thank you! I still ski more than 35 times every season. I intend to keep doing so as long as I can.
I always refer to them as LPs. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
I feel the phrase came from people saying “I’m into vinyl. I play vinyl…” which has been around for decades. Then someone pluralized it, and it stuck. I cringe when I hear it, but at least the younger generations are embracing it.
2 years back i shot a scene of a short film in a record store that let me shoot for free. I couldn’t wait for it to close for the night. It was filled with 20 year olds buying vinyls.
Guess I’m getting old. We would say “younger generation”.
Records came in various sizes LP Long Players EP Extended Play Singles but they are all still records even the shellac 78’s
Albums is what we call them and we play them on a turntable.
Yes. Album-length records are LPs. Shorter releases are EPs. Then there are 45s and 12” singles. Anything else wasn’t really relevant to my life or experience when I came of age.